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CfP: The 50th Annual Meeting of SEASECS

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SEASECS will hold its annual meeting on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, SC, with hotel accommodations at the Hampton Inn in Traveler’s Rest

The theme for the meeting is “Ties that Bind: Reflections on the Past and Future of Eighteenth-Century Studies.” Plenary speakers will be Carolyn Day, Associate Professor of History at Furman University and author of Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease (2017) and LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia and member of the Choctaw Nation.

Special events include:

  • “Seeking Abraham Tour” of Furman Campus, exploring Furman’s historical connection to slavery.
  • Special Collections (African-American lives and biography from the 18th century to the present; a large collection of courtesy books, conduct manuals, and etiquette books, both British and American, from late 18th century to the present; French fairy tales from the 17th and 18th centuries, particularly the works of Madame d’Aulnoy; works of Voltaire and his circle)
  • An organized ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Please send paragraph-length proposals for panel topics, including the organizer’s name and email address, by Friday May 19, 2023 to Nathan.Brown@ Topics may be related to the conference theme or to any aspect of the long eighteenth century.

Notification of accepted panels will be sent out by June 1, 2023. Panel topics and organizers’ contact information will then be included in the general CFP for individual papers and fully-formed panels.

Upcoming submission deadlines:

  • Proposals for papers to chairs of accepted panels: Friday, September 15, 2023

Notifications of acceptances will be sent by: First week of October

  • Proposals for individual papers to Friday, September 15, 2023
  • Proposals for fully formed panels to Friday, September 15, 2023

For information on SEASECS and on the prizes we offer, please visit