Listed below are the officers to contact to request information about or to supply information to the Affiliate and Related Societies of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. The Executive Secretary is often the best source for general information about the society. In many societies, the President is in charge of the annual meeting and the Vice President of the next meeting. Items for the newsletter should be sent to the Newsletter Editor where one is indicated. This page is updated as needed; please help keep the information as current as possible and send updates to:

Catherine M. Parisian,
Affiliates Coordinator, ASECS
Dept. of English and Theatre
University of North Carolina Pembroke
Dial Humanities
Room 103
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
Fax (910) 775-4092

American Antiquarian Society

President: Ellen Dunlap
Vice President of External Affairs: Matthew Shakespeare
Marcus McCorison Librarian: Thomas Knoles
Director of Academic Programs (and ASECS delegate): Paul Erickson
Contact:; 508-471-2158
Location: 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609
Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; Wed., 10:00 AM-8:00 PM

Fellowship information:
Online magazine:
Staff blog:
Twitter: @AmAntiquarian

Aphra Behn Society

Executive President:  Karen Gevirtz, English, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079; (973) 761-9000 (tel); email:           
Conference Presidents:   Kirsten Schultz, History, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079, (973)-761-9000 (tel); email: and Karen Gevirtz, English, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079; (973) 761-9000 (tel); email:
Past Conference President: Jennifer L. Airey, English, University of Tulsa, Zink Hall 340, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104, (918) 631-2854 (tel); email:
Newsletter Editor:  Nichol Weizenbeck, English, University of Denver, 2000 E. Asbury, Denver, CO 80208; (303) 871-2266 (tel); email:
Website Editor: Anne Greenfield, English, Valdosta State University, 1500 N Patterson St  Valdosta, GA 31698, (229) 333-5946 (tel); email:
British Representative:  Elaine Hobby, English and Drama, Room NN.0.10, Martin Hall Building, East Park, Loughborough University, Loughborough, England; +44 01509 222950 (tel); email:

Editor of ABO: An Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830: Laura Runge, English, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CPR 107, Tampa, FL 33620-5550; (813) 974-9496 (tel); email:

Dues:    $20

Awards:  biennial prize for best graduate student essay ($150, possibility of publication in ABO: An Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830), graduate student travel award to Aphra Behn Society conference ($150)

Future Meetings:  November 5-6, 2015 the Aphra Behn Society will meet at Seton Hall University, just outside of New York City. Conference organizers Kirsten Schultz ( and Karen Gevirtz (

Our sister organization, Aphra Behn Europe, hosts an annual laying of flowers on Aphra Behn’s grave. President: Maureen Duffy.


ABO: An Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830:

Atlantic SECS/Société atlantique d’étude du dix-huitième siècle

President: Jane Curran, German, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada BH3 3J5; email:
Vice President: Roland Bonnel, French, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada BH3 3J5
ASECS Representative: David McNeil, English, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada BH3 3J5; email:

Bibliographical Society of America

President: John Neal Hoover, Mercantile Library, St. Louis; email:
Vice President: Claudia Funke Columbia University; email:
Secretary: David R. Whitesell, American Antiquarian Society; email:
Treasurer: G. Scott Clemons, Brown Brothers Harriman; email:
Executive Secretary: Michèle E. Randall, P.O. Box 1537, Lenox Hill Station, New York, NY 10021; (212) 452-2710 (tel./fax); email: 
Publications: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, editor, T.H. Howard-Hill, University of Carolina; managing editor: Travis Gordon

Dues: Individual: $65 US/$80 non-US; Student: $20 US/$35 non-US; Institutional: $75 US/ $90 non-US; Contributing: $100 US/$115 non-US; Sustaining: $250 US/$265 non-US; Life: $1,000
Next Meeting: January 29, 2010, Annual Meeting, New York, New York

Burney Society

NorthAmerica President: Elaine Bander, email:
Vice President of the Society and Vice President for Canada): Stewart  Cooke,email:
North American Treasurer: Alex Pitofsky, email:
North American Secretary: Cheryl D. Clark, email:>

Publications: The BurneyJournal (annual), Marilyn Francus,  editor,  Marilyn.Francus@mail.wvu.eduBurney Letter (semi-annual),Lorna Clark, editor,

Dues: $30, regular; $15, students and seniors

Awards: Hemlow Prize ($250) awarded to the best essay written by agraduate student on any aspect of the life and writings of Frances Burney. The Hemlock Prize essay is published in The Burney Journal.

Burney Society UK

President: Bill Fraser
Chairman: Hester Davenport, email:
Secretaries/Treasurer for the UK:

Membership fee for the UK: £15 of ₤25 (for couples at the same address)

Next meetings: The Burney Society (UK) Conference, “Education in the Life and Works of Frances Burney and her Family,” Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, July 21-24, 2013. Keynote Speakers: Professor Peter Sabor, Director of the Burney Centre, McGill University and Philip Olleson, Professor Emeritus, University of Nottingham. 

The Burney Society (North America) Luncheon, September 27th, 2013 in Minneapolis, 11 am to 1 pm at McCormick & Schmick’s (in the Nicollet Mall, close to the Hilton Minneapolis). Lorna Clark will speak on “Editing Volumes 3 & 4 of The Court Journals and Letters”. 

The Burney Society (North America) Conference, "The Burney Performances: Life, Works, World," in Montreal, October 9-10, 2014, featuring plenaries by Misty Anderson and Juliet McMaster.

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)/Société canadienne d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (SCEDHS)

President - Pam Perkins, University of Manitoba, E-mail:
Past President - Marc André Bernier, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, E-mail:
Secretary - Armelle St-Martin, University of Manitoba, E-mail:
Treasurer - Julie Murray, Carleton University, E-mail:

Lumen Editors - Chantel Lavoie, Royal Military College of Canada, AND Joël Castonguay-Bélanger, University of British Columbia,

Conference President(s) - Alison Conway and Mary Helen McMurran, E-mail:
Webmaster - Allison Muri, University of Saskatchewan, E-mail:
Graduate Students Representative - Emily West, McMaster University, E-mail:
Delegates to Other Organisations - American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) - Don Nichol, Memorial University, E-mail:
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) - April London, University of Ottawa, E-mail:
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) - Sébastien Charles, Université de Sherbrooke,

Upcoming Annual Meetings: 

October 17-20, 2013 - Annual Meeting, London, University of Western Ontario, Alison Conway and Mary Helen McMurran, organizers, 

Fall, 2014 - CSECS/SCEDHS Annual Meeting, Université du Québec à Montréal, Pascal Bastien, organizer.

Daniel Defoe Society

President: Max Novak (University of California, Los Angeles)
Vice President: John Richetti (University of Pennsylvania)
Director: Andreas Mueller (University of Worcester, UK) 
Project Coordinator : Kit Kincade (Indiana State University)
Secretary: Ben Pauley (Eastern Connecticut State University)
Treasurer: Sharon Alker (Whitman College)
Liaison Officer: Deidre Lynch (University of Toronto, Canada)
Conference Organizer: Ashley Marshall (University of Nevada, Reno)
Journal Editor: Katherine Ellison (Illinois State University)
Journal Editor: Holly Nelson (Trinity Western University, Canada)
At-Large Member: Stephen H. Gregg (Bath Spa University, UK)
At-Large Member: Robert Mayer (Oklahoma State University)
At-Large Member: Nicholas Seager (Keele University, UK)
At-Large Member: Geoffrey Sill (Rutgers University-Camden)
At-Large Member: Rivka Swenson (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Graduate Student Representative: Leah Orr (Ph. D Student, Pennsylvania State University)

Website is at

Early Caribbean Society

President: Thomas Krise, English, Pacific Lutheran University; email:
Vice President: Karen Salt, History, University of Aberdeen, UK; email:
Secretary-Treasurer: Richard Frohock, Oklahoma State University; email: 
Editorial Committee, Early Caribbean Literary History Project: Nicole Aljoe (co-editor), English, Northeastern University,; Brycchan Carey (co-editor), English, Kingston University, Surrey; Thomas Krise (co-editor), English, Pacific Lutheran University; email:;  Cristobal Silva, English, Columbia University,;
Sean Goudie, English, Penn State University,; Candace Ward, English, Florida State University,

Chair, Digital Humanities Committee: Elizabeth Dillon

Dues: Please see website for categories:


East-Central ASECS

President: Kathy Temple
Vice President: James Woolley
1st. Past President: Lisa Rosner
2nd. Past President: Linda Troost
Web Wizards: Jim and Ellen Moody
ECI editor: Jim May
Past and Future Conference Chairs: Linda Troost, Sayre Greenfield, Laura Engel, Scott Gordon, Christine Clark-Evans, Beverly Schneller
Exec. Sec't:: Linda Merians
Elected Board Members: Corey Andrews; Rivka Swenson; Anna Foy.


Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society

President: Leith Davis (English), Simon Fraser University
Vice President: Craig Smith (Social and Political Sciences), University of Glasgow
Executive Secretary and Newsletter Editor:  Richard B. Sher, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102-1982; (973) 596-3377 (tel); (973) 596-5345 (fax);  
Members at Large: Michael Amrozowicz (English), SUNY Albany and Katherine Nicolai (History), Independent Scholar

Newsletter:       Eighteenth-Century Scotland
Dues:    $35 or £21, individual; $18 or £11, grad student, unwaged, or retired; $60 or £36, supporting; $240 or £144, 5-year supporting
Regular meetings held at annual conferences.
Next Meetings:  21–25 June 2017, Vancouver with the World Congress of Scottish Literatures; 19-22 July 2018, Glasgow, Scotland (University of Glasgow)


Germaine de Staël Society for Revolutionary and Romantic Studies

Board of Directors: Karyna Szmurlo, Chair (Clemson University); Madelyn Gutwirth (West Chester University); Nanette Le Coat (Trinity University); Ann Gardiner (Philadelphia University)
Advisory Board: Tili Boon Cuillé (Washington University); Kari Lokke (University of California, Davis); Avriel Goldberger (Hofstra University)
Contact: Karyna Szmurlo, College of Architecture, Arts, & Humanities, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634; email:
Newsletters: Staël Notes (USA) and Bulletin (France); Publication: Cahiers staëliens
The society meets regularly with ASECS, MLA, and other organizations.
Next Meeting: 8-10 May 2009, Washington University, St. Louis; Contacts: Karyna Szmurlo; email:; Tilli Boon Cuillé; email:

Meeting site:

Goethe Society of North America

President: Astrida Tantillo, Germanic Studies, MC 189, University of Illinois at Chicago, 601 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607; tel.: (312) 413-2137; fax: (312) 413-1044; email: 
Vice President: Clark Muenzer, Germanic Languages and Literatures, 1409 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260; tel: (412) 624-5909; fax: (412) 624-6318; email:
Secretary-Treasurer: Claire M. Baldwin, Department of German, Colgate University, 13 Oak, Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346; tel.: (315) 228-7281; fax: (315) 228-7176; email:
Executive Secretary: Karin Schutjer, Associate Professor of German Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Kaufman Hall 201, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019; (405) 325-1907; (405) 325-0103 (fax); Email:
Editor of the Goethe Yearbook: Daniel Purdy, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, 311 Burrowes Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802; tel: (814) 865-1353; fax: (814) 863-8822; email: 
Book Review Editor: Catriona MacLeod, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, 745 Williams Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104; tel: (215) 898-7334; fax: (215) 573-7794; email: 
Editor of the Book Series: Jane Brown, Department of Germanics, Box 353130, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3130; tel: (206) 543-4580; fax: (206) 685-9063; email;
Editor of the Newsletter & Webmaster: Burkhard Henke, Department of German and Russian, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035-6956; tel.: (704) 894-2269; fax: (704) 894-2782; email:;

Dues: Senior Members, $35; Active Members, $25; Students and Emeriti, $10; Institutions, $40; Patrons, $100

Awards: GSNA Essay Prize for an outstanding piece of scholarship on Goethe and his times published during the previous year; Gloria Flaherty Scholarship awarded annually to a graduate student in support of travel for a research project or presentation.

Meetings: Meets with ASECS, German Studies Association, regional MLA, GSNA conference every third year..
Next meeting: 

Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture

President Michael Yonan; Department of Art History and Archaeology, 109 Pickard Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-1420; email:
Treasurer: Jennifer Germann, School of Humanities and Sciences, Ithaca College, 123 Gannett Center, Ithaca, NY 14850; email:
Newsletter Editor: Craig Hanson, Dept. of Art and Art History, Calvin College, 3201 Burton Street, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546; email:
Dues: $25, regular; $5, graduate students

Awards: Wiebenson Prize for the best graduate student paper presented at a scholarly conference or a sponsored lecture. Mary Vidal Memorial fund for travel. A fund to defray research travel and conference expenses for graduate students.
Meetings: Regularly conducts sessions at ASECS and the College Art Association.
18-AAS Listserv: To subscribe contact: jplax@uarizona.ed

Ibero-American SECS

President: Madeline Sutherland-Meier, The University of Texas at Austin

Vice President: Renee Gutiérrez, Longwood University

Secretary/Treasurer: Catherine Jaffe, Texas State University

Member-at-Large: (3 years): Elena Deanda, Washington College

Member at-Large: (2 years): Clorinda Donato, California State University-Long Beach

Member-at-Large:(1 year): Mehl Penrose, University of Maryland 

Immediate past President: Yvonne Fuentes, University of West Georgia 

Pilar G. Sáenz Student Essay Prize & María Salgado Student Travel Grants: Enid Valle, Chair of Committee, Kalamazoo College

Webpage editor:  Betsy Lewis, University of Mary Washington 


Editor of Dieciocho: David T. Gies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

We offer the Pilar G. Sáenz Student Essay Prize, the María Salgado Student Travel Grant, and ASECS Registration Fee Grants.


The International Herder Society

President - Prof. Dr. Stefan Greif, Neuere deutsche Literaturwissenschaft  Fachbereich 02, Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften , Universität Kassel, Kurt-Wolters-Straße 5, 34109 Kassel; Phone: +49 561 804-3316; Fax: +49 561 804-2812;
Vice-President - Liisa Steinby, Turku U., Finland
Secretary-Treasurer North America - Prof. Dr. Johannes Schmidt, Department of Languages, Clemson University, 706 Strode Tower, Clemson, SC 29634-0535, Phone: (864) 656-4299; Fax: (864) 656-0258;
Secretary-Treasurer Europe, Africa, Asia - Heinrich Clairmont, Heidestraße 60a, 44581 Castrop-Rauxel, Phone: +49 2367 98157; Fax: +49 2367 98158; E-mail:

Johnsonian News Letter

Editor: Robert De Maria, English, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604; email:; co-editors: Nancy E. Johnson, SUNY-New Paltz and Joanne Long
Subscriptions: $12 per year (2 issues); to subscribe, contact: The Johnsonian News Letter, 6 Prowitt St., Norwalk, CT 06855-1220; (tel) 1-800-331-3601


Samuel Johnson Society of the Central Region

Vice President:
Secretary-Treasurer: George Justice, English, University of Missouri-Columbia, 107 Tate Hall, Columbia, MO 65211; email: 
Newsletter Editor: George Justice; email:

Dues: $3
Next Meeting: 

Samuel Johnson Society of the West

President: Stuart Sherman, Forham University
Secretary: Myron Yeager, English, Chapman University, One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866; (714) 997-6653; email:
Newsletter Editor: Treadwell Ruml, English, California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407; (909) 880-5886; email:



Dues: $25; $100 (sponsor)

Lessing Society

President (2008-2010): Monika Fick, U. of Aachen, Germany; e-mail:
Interim Vice President (2010-12): Monika Nenon, University of Memphis
Secretary Treasurer and Managing Editor, Lessing Yearbook: Richard E. Schade, Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0372; (513) 556-2756 (o); (513) 556-1991 (fax); email:
Book Review Editor: Monika Nenon, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Memphis, TN 38152, phone: (901) 678-4094, email:

Lessing Yearbook: Published annually in the Spring. Newsletter, Notes and Notices, appears in Fall and Spring.
Regular Membership: $35; Euro 36 (for German members); Emeritus/Student: $10; Euro 10 (for German members)
Meetings: Regularly conducts sessions at ASECS, MLA, and other regional societies. Conducts business meeting at ASECS. Organizes an international conference every 3-4 years.

McMaster Association for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Chairman: Jane Rush, French, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L9, Canada
Administrative Secretary: Patricia Goodall, Association for Eighteenth-Century Studies, McMaster University
Meetings: Schedules symposia and a seminar series every year.

Midwestern ASECS

Kit Kincade (Indiana State University)--President
Jeanne Hageman (North Dakota State University)--Treasurer/Secretary
Jeanine Casler, (Northwestern University)--Newsletter Editor
Lexi Stuckey (University of Tulsa)--Web Manager
Members at Large:
Susan Spencer, University of Central Oklahoma
Sheila Hwang, Webster University
Devoney Looser, University of Missouri
J. Karen Ray, Washburn University
Jennifer Frangos, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dues: $10; joint membership, $17
Next Meeting:
Website: http:/

Mozart Society

President: Peter Hoyt (2011-13)
Vice President: Paul Corneilson (2011-13)
Secretary: Jane Schatkin Hettrick (2011-12)
Treasurer: Suzanne Forsberg (2011-12)
Newsletter Editor: Stephen Fischer

Dues: $40, regular; $25, student, emeritus; $80, sustaining; $200, patron; $1,000, life.

Awards: Marjorie Weston Emerson Prize ($500) for the best edition, book, or article about Mozart published during the preceding calendar year.

Organizes sessions at the American Musicological Society and ASECS and holds biennial conferences.

Next Meeting: October 20-22, 2011, Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN

North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA)


President: Candace Bailey

Vice President: Jennifer Oates

Secretary: Nathaniel Lew

Treasurer: Vicki Stroeher

ASECS Liaison: President: Candace Bailey


Prizes and fellowships: 

Nicholas Temperley Student Paper Prize (

Next Meeting: 4-7 August 2016, Syracuse University



Northeast ASECS

President: Joseph Bartolomeo, English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

First Vice President: Todd Gilman, Music, Yale U.
Second Vice President: Katherine Mannheimer, English, University of Rochester

Executive Board Catherine Gallouet, French, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Eric Klaus, German, Hobart and William Smith College; Nancy Johnson, English, SUNY at New Platz; Sonia, Kane, English, University of Rochester Press; Kristin O'Rourke, Art History, Darthmouth; :James Caudle (History, Yale), Paul Young (French, Georgetown), and Robert De Maria (English, Vassar)
Secretary-Treasurer: Nancy Johnson, English, SUNY at New Paltz; (845) 257-2747; email:
Newsletter Editor: John H. O’Neill, English, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd., Clinton, NY 13323; (315) 859-4463; email:

Dues: $15
Awards: Travel grants for graduate students presenting papers (up to 6 for $300) and Edna Steeves Prize ($300) for the best graduate paper delivered at the annual conference.

2017 Annual Meeting - jointly with Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 18-22 October, Toronto, Ontario


North American Kant Society

President: Robert B. Louden, Dep't. of Philosophy, Univ. of S. Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, ME 04104-9300,
Vice President: Pablo Muchnik, Dep't. of Philosophy, Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211-1462,
Treasurer: Robert Hanna, Dep't. of Philosophy, C.B. 232, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO 90309,
Bibliographer: Steve Naragon, Dept. of Religion & Philosophy, Manchester College, 604 E College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962;

Annual Dues: $30, regular members; $10, student members. Conducts sessions with the American Philosophical Association, ASECS, and regional societies.


Northwest SECS

Chief Officer and Treasurer: Marvin Lansverk

Samuel Richardson Society

President: Emily Friedman, Auburn University, email:
Vice President: Teri Doerksen, Mansfield University of PA,
Treasurer: Kathleen Lubey, St. John's University,
Secretary: Samara Cahill,Nanyang Technological University,
Editorial Research Chair: Soren Hammerschmidt,Ghent University,
Blue Plaque Committee Chair: Louise Curran, University College London,

Dues: none

Next Meeting: Lunch at ASECS 2014


General Contact:

Rousseau Association

President: Christopher Bertram, Philosophy, University of Bristol, Bristol B58 1TB UK; email:
Vice President: Michael O’Dea, Département des Lettres modernes, Université Lumière Lyon 2, 18 quai Claude Bernard, 69365 Lyon Cedex 07 FRANCE; email: Michael.Odea@univ-lyon2.frSecretary-Treasurer: Sally Campbell, Political Science, Concord University, Athens, WV 27142; email:
Director of Publications: John T. Scott, Political Science, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616; email:
Electronics Publications Director: Zev Trachtenberg, Philosophy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019; email: 

Dues: Regular, $30; Student or Retired, $15
Next Meeting:  

International Adam Smith Society

President: Sandra Peart, University of Richmond,

Secretary-Treasurer: Remy Debes, Philosophy, University of Memphis (<>)
Adam Smith Review Editor: Fonna Forman-Barzilai, Political Science, UCSD (<>)
Board Members: Sandra Peart, Jepson School, University of Richmond; Samuel Fleischacker, Philosophy, University of Illinois-Chicago;  Douglas Den Uyl, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis; Leonidas Montes, Economics, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez;  Charles Griswold, Philosophy, Boston University

Membership: Basic membership $10/year; full membership (includes Adam Smith Review) $65/year
(+ $10 shipping costs for non-US addresses).

History of Economics Society (August 2011).

Society of Early Americanists

President: Hilary Wyss, English, Auburn University;; email: <>
Vice President: Kristina Bross, English and American Studies, Purdue; e-mail: <>
Executive Coordinator: Laura Stevens, English, University of Tulsa, e-mail:
Immediate Past President: Susan Imbarrato, English; email:<>
Newsletter Editor: Mary M. Balkun, English, Seton Hall University; email:
SEA-ASECS liaison:  Joy A. J. Howard (English, Saint Joseph’s University), e-mail:
and Dennis Moore (English, Florida State University), e-mail:

List serv: EARAM-L Moderator: Raymond Craig, English, Kent State University; email: <>

Dues: Please see website for categories:

Sponsors annual Essay Prize:

Interdisciplinary: The Society of Early Americanists furthers the exchange of ideas and information among scholars of various disciplines who study the literature and culture of America to approximately 1800. The SEA hosts annual conferences. In odd-numbered years, the Society hosts an open-topic general conference known as the Biennial Conference. In even-numbered years, it hosts Special Topics conferences.

Next Meeting: 

Society for Eighteenth-Century French Studies

President: Catherine Gallouet, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; email:
Vice President: Lesley H. Walker, Indiana University, South Bend, email: 
Executive Secretary: Philip Stewart, Romance Languages, Box 90257, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Dues: none
Electronic bibliographies prepared by Benoit Melançon, French, Université de Montréal
Newsletter (included on Internet List:

Society of Eighteenth-Century Music

President: Mary Sue Morrow, E-mail:
Newsletter Editor: Thomas Cimarusti, Music, Texas State, San Marcos

The Society's Board of Directors is made up of the officers, five elected members,
a student representative, the newsletter editor, and the webmaster.

Annual dues: US $25.00 for regular members, $35.00 for institutional members,
and $15.00 for students and retirees.

Conducts sessions at ASECS, American Musicological Society, holds biennial conferences, and joint conferences with other organizations.


Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)

President: Ian Gadd, School of English & Creative Studies, Bath Spa University College, Newton Park, Bath, BA2 9BN, United Kingdom ; email:
Vice President: Sydney Shep, School of Information Management, University of Wellington, Victoria, New Zeland, Phone: +64(0)4-463-5784; Fax:+64-(0) 4-463-5446; email:
Membership Secretary and Coordinator of North American Liaisons: Eleanor F. Shevlin (West Chester University), 2006 Columbia Rd., NW, Apt. 42, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 462-3105; email:
Treasurer: Jim Wald, Hampshire College Center for the Book, Warner House, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002; tel: (413) 559-5592; fax: (413) 559-5620; email:
Recording Secretary: Corinna Norrick, Institute for Book Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-University, 55099 Mainz,Germany; Phone: +0049 6131 39 20092; fax +0049 6131 39 25487
External Affairs Director: Simon R. Frost, Institute of Literature, Culture and Media Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Strandskadevej 23, DK-8250 Egaa Denmark; Email:

Transnational Affairs Director: Simon R. Frost, Simon Frost, The Media School, Bournemouth University, Weymouth House, Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB UK Email:

Director for Publications and Awards: Claire Squires,  Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, Department of English Studies, Room B9, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK; Tel: +44 (0)1786 467505; Fax: +44 (0)1786 466210; Email:

Editor, SHARP News: Padmini Murray; email:

Annual: Book History, Editors: Jonathan Rose, email:; Greg Barnhisel, Duquesne University,, and Beth Le Roux,

Conference info:

2017: “Technologies of the Book, University of Victoria, British Columbia (9 – 12 June 2017 See video:

2018: University of Western Sydney, Australia (26 – 29 June 2018)

South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

President: Kevin Cope
Past President: Frieda Koeninger
Vice President: John Burke
Co-Secretaries: Kathryn Stasio, Saint Leo University, and Cecilia Bolich
Treasurer: Kathryn Stasio, Saint Leo University
Director of Media and Internet Services: Susan Spencer
Archivists: Robert C. Leitz III and Martha Lawler
Venues Committee Chair: Kevin Cope
Members at Large: Brett C. McInelly, James Thorson, Connie Capers Thorson, Gloria Eive, Phyllis Thompson and David Paxman.
Asian Liaison: Samara Cahill

Awards: Prizes for best paper at annual meeting, best graduate student paper ($200), and SCSECS Lifetime Achievement Award

Dues: Included in conference registration ($15)

Next meeting: February 2014, Galveston, TX


Southeastern ASECS

President – Saralyn Desmet, , (French and Spanish, Wesleyan College)
Vice President – Marta Kvande,, (English, Texas Tech Univ.)
Secretary - Mercy Cannon,, (English, Austin Peay State Univ.)
Treasurer – Laura Miller,, (English, Univ. of West Georgia)
Journal Editor – Joe Johnson,, (French, Clayton State Univ.)
Archivist/Historian – Rori Bloom,, (French, Univ. of Florida)
Digital Media Manager – John Ware,, (English, Wofford College)
Immediate Past President – Keith Pacholl,, (History, Univ. of West Georgia)
Past President – Christopher Johnson,, (English, Francis Marion Univ.)
Graduate Student Member – Micah Rickerson,, (English, Ohio State Univ.)
First Year: - Judy Ridner,, (History, Mississippi State Univ.) 
Second Year: Melissa Hyde,, (Art History, Univ. of Florida) ; Ghazi Nassir,, (English, American Univ. of Kuwait)
Third Year: Peggy Schaller-Elliott,, (French, Georgia College and State Univ.); Steven Gable,, (Philosophy, Trinity Washington Univ.)

Awards: Annibel Jenkins Prize in Performance and Theater Studies ($500); Percy G. Adams Prize ($500); Undergraduate Teaching Prize ($1000); Graduate Student Essay Prize ($300); Graduate Student Travel Grants

Dues: Regular, $30; Contributing, $40; Student, $10
Publication: New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, ed. Joe Johnson; email:


Voltaire Society of America

Chairman: George W. Gowen, Esq., Dunnington, Bartholow, & Miller, 666 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017
President: John R. Iverson 
Vice President: Alden Gorden
Secretary-Treasurer: Garry Apgar, 40 Bennett Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605; (203) 345-9610 (tel); email: 

Dues: $25
Meetings: Regularly conducts sessions at ASECS.


Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

President: Linda J. Tomko, UC Riverside, e-mail

Vice President: Aurora Wolfgang, Cal State, San Bernardino, e-mail

2015-16 Committee Members: Jonathan Eacott, UC Riverside; George Haggerty, UC Riverside

Past-Presidents: Regulus Allen, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Kathleen Murphy, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Alessa Johns, English, University of California, Davis; Julia Simon, French, University of California, Davis

Secretary-Treasurer: Ted Ruml, English, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA 92407; E-mail:

Dues: Collected at annual conference

Next Meeting: February 12 to February 13, 2015; University of California, Riverside

Awards: Helene W. Koon Memorial Prize ($250) for the best WSECS conference paper by a graduate student or a faculty member of junior rank.
















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