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Happy Giving Tuesday!

Thanks to the support of members like you, ASECS has continued to deepen our commitment to nurturing and expanding scholarship and teaching across the disciplines in the long eighteenth century.  Perhaps you have found inspiration for a syllabus from the bibliography section of the “Teaching and Bibliographical Resources” webpage, or used one of the “toolkits” there to advocate for the humanities on your campus. Or perhaps you’ve made use of Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO): Your generous donations have secured perpetual access to this important database outright, making it available to all ASECS members based in North America.  This… Read More »Happy Giving Tuesday!

Extended deadline! Louis Gottschalk Book Prize due Dec. 15, 2023

The deadline for submissions to the Louis Gottschalk Prize has been extended to Dec. 15, 2023. Submission information here: Louis Gottschalk Prize The Louis Gottschalk Prize recognizes an outstanding historical or critical study on the eighteenth century and carries an award of $1,000. Louis Gottschalk (1899-1975) was the second President of ASECS, a President of the American Historical Association, and for many years Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago; his scholarship exemplified the humanistic ideals that this award is meant to encourage.

Message from ASECS President

The following email was sent to current and last year’s members on Nov. 2, 2023. Nov. 2, 2023 Dear Colleagues, I hope this message finds you well. We are now deep into fall, with winter, at least in Chicago, not far behind. The ASECS Executive Board has been meeting regularly and plans are well underway for our 54th Annual Meeting, which will be held in Toronto, April 4-6, 2024. I look forward to seeing many of you there. Among the features of the conference will be a session devoted to previewing aspects of the revised ASECS Constitution… Read More »Message from ASECS President

La Leyenda Negra de España y su imperio en el siglo XVIII

IBERO-AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES invita al 1o Coloquio Virtual IASECS La Leyenda Negra de España y su imperio en el siglo XVIII, presentada par Karen Stolley y Cathy Jaffe con la colaboración de Antonio Calvo Maturana (Universidad de Málaga) y otros autores del volumen de próxima aparición. el miércoles, 8 de noviembre, 20238 pm Spain, 2 pm Eastern, 1 pm Central, 12 pm Mountain, 11 am Pacific When: Nov 8, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Time(US and Canada)Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive aconfirmation email containing informationabout joining the… Read More »La Leyenda Negra de España y su imperio en el siglo XVIII

President’s Email to ASECS Members

The following email went out to current and last year’s member on Aug. 23, 2023. Dear Colleagues, I hope this message finds you well and that amid the research, teaching, and other regular work you may have taken on this summer, you also had some time for some rest and relaxation. As we take the turn into a new academic year, I wanted to reach out to you, by way of a commitment to regular and transparent communications, to let you know what you can expect from ASECS in the year ahead. Before doing so,… Read More »President’s Email to ASECS Members

Annual Meeting & Board Nomination Updates

The following email was sent to this year’s and last year’s members on Aug. 4, 2023. Dear ASECS members and supporters, Happy August! Our Annual Meeting Program Committee and the Nominating Committee have been busy this summer, and would like to share the following updates with you. The ASECS membership year runs July 1-June 30. Welcome to all new members! And if you need to renew your membership, you can do so here: ASECS Membership As always, drop me a line if you have questions, comments, or just want to chat! Benita Benita Blessing, PhD

CfP JASNA/Ohio North Coast Region, due Nov. 30, 2023

The JASNA Ohio North Coast Region invites submission of proposals for breakout sessions at the 2024 AGM, Oct. 18-20, 2024, Cleveland, OH, and applications for the New Voices Breakout Speaker grant. The AGM theme is “Austen, Annotated: Jane Austen’s Literary, Political, and Cultural Origins.” Deadline November 30, 2023. More information here.

CAA CfP due Aug 31, 2023

Looking to present at the 112th CAA Annual Conference, February 14—17, 2024? The Call is open!  CAA is excited to announce that the Call for Participation (CFP) in accepted Sessions Soliciting Contributors  is now open. Take some time to peruse the selection of session abstracts and submit your presentation before August 31st, 2023. For the 2024 Annual Conference’s Call for Participation, you can use a streamlined process to submit your abstract and other required materials directly to session chairs via our portal. The portal can be accessed here. You may also view a video tutorial covering the process.  Submit to a session and be part of… Read More »CAA CfP due Aug 31, 2023