American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all aspects of the period . . . from the later seventeenth through the early nineteenth century.

Established in 1969, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies advances study and research in the history of a time that has profoundly influenced our world. ASECS is a pioneer in interdisciplinary investigation, and it therefore welcomes as members those working in all areas of scholarly inquiry pertinent to eighteenth-century studies.



2015 Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting Registration Form

2015 Annual Meeting Call for Papers

2015 Annual Meeting Program

Addendum to Program - Updated 3/3/2015

2016 Seminar Proposal Form

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Individuals who have requested audio/visual equipment for their sessions MUST provide their own laptop.

Important for MAC users--you must bring your own "dongle" adapter that will connect to the VGA cable.

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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon (In honor of Adrianne Wadewitz)
Santa Anita A
Wednesday, March 18

This special session will honor our beloved, brilliant colleague, Adrianne Wadewitz, who died earlier this year in a tragic rock climbing accident. (Her New York Times obituary can be found here): )

An 18th-centuryist, Wadewitz was also an innovator in digital humanities. In particular, she worked tirelessly to increase the representation of women and minorities on Wikipedia--an online resource which historically has been edited primarily by men. Concerned with content, she wanted to ensure that a diversity of stories and voices were being recognized. During our extended session,we will thus add new entries and expand incomplete ("stub") entries for important literary, historical, artistic, and scientific figures from our period. In essence, we hope to contribute to an Encyclopédie project for the 21st century, following Diderot's aim: "to change the way people think."

If you are interested in participating in this ground-breaking, collaborative event, please contact Courtney Wennerstrom ( or Christopher Nagle (

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Phone 1-800-937-8461

2014 Annual Meeting

2015 Seminar Proposal Form


2015 Candidate Information

Voting Procedures

Paper Ballot



The Fourteenth International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies Opening Markets, Trade and Commerce in the Eighteenth Century, Erasmus University Rotterdam, July 26-July 31, 2015

Proposal form for sessions at the AHA, CAA, MLA

Housing Abroad



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Winston-Salem, NC 27109

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