Call for papers for Bath 250: a conference celebrating Bath's Assembly Rooms

30 September 2021 marks the 250th anniversary of the completion and opening of Bath’s magnificent Assembly Rooms.

To mark the anniversary is a high-profile event involving as many key figures working on Bath’s history and heritage, with the Assembly Rooms as the focus.

The conference will likely have a hybrid format.

29 September will be hosted virtually. Covid permitting, 30 September 2021 will be held in the Assembly Rooms itself, featuring performances of eighteenth-century dance and music.

If necessary, we intend to switch to a virtual platform for the entire event.

Interested scholars are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 250 words by 14 June 2021.

We are seeking papers that relate to themes relevant to the Assembly Rooms and/or Bath and its environs in the Georgian period (e.g., music, dance, performance, fashion, food, medicine, as well as Bath’s economic, social and political history and its national and international connections). We welcome submissions from all scholars, but particularly encourage Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers.

Please submit abstracts and any questions via email to Elaine Chalus (