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.


2016 Annual Meeting

Program - Link

Registration Form - Link

Hotel Reservations - Omni William Penn - Link

Society for Eighteenth-Century French Studies - dinner menu

*NEW* for SECC, vol 46 (2016)
In addition to our usual practice of publishing individual papers, Call for Papers we invite  panel chairs and/or participants to submit panels of 3-4 papers (in the case of double or triple sessions on the same topic, these can be selected from different sessions).  The papers should be revised into 5000-6000 word essays, and prefaced by a short introduction, situating the topic in the profession. We think that publishing at least one panel will help SECC to highlight new directions in 18C studies and give the journal some of the excitement of our conferences.  We encourage those interested to send us a proposal ( and short abstracts of the suggested papers in advance of asking participants to revise papers-- but please ensure that they are willing to revise them first.


Executive Director - Job Description

Treasurer - Job Description

Editor for Eighteenth-Century Studies - Job Description


Fall 2015 News Circular

2015 Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting Program





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