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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

CfP Round 2 submissions due!

This email went out to ASECS members. July 17, 2023 Dear ASECS members and friends, Today’s the day! Round 2 submissions for chaired sessions for our 54th Annual Meeting (April 4-6, 2024, in Toronto) are due Monday, July 17, 2023 11:59pm ET. It’s easy to submit a session. You can find more information, including the submission form, here: Annual Meeting CfP. The Program Committee will review sessions and we’ll send out acceptances soon thereafter. Next up:  Round 3, Aug. 1- Sept. 15: Open call for individual abstracts to chairs’ sessions  Round 4, Oct. 1-15: Open call for individual papers to… Read More »CfP Round 2 submissions due!

Updates, conference + awards

Members received this email on July 12, 2023. Dear ASECS members and friends, It was a delight seeing so many of you in Rome at the ISECS Annual Meeting! Here are a couple related reminders about our conference, and getting your conference papers from podium to publication: ASECS is on Facebook, Twitter, and now Instagram and Threads! Follow us so we can follow you! (Tip: You can follow Thread posts on your desktop at Questions? Comments? Just want to chat? Drop me a line. Benita Blessing, PhDExecutive 

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HECAA@30 Registration Info

The Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture are delighted to announce that registration for “HECAA@30: Environments, Materials, and Futures in the Eighteenth Century” is now available. Please visit the conference website: for information about the schedule, travel and transportation, and registration. Registration is open until September 15, 2023. This in-person conference will take place in Boston, Cambridge, and Providence from October 12-14, 2023, with morning plenary sessions followed by gallery sessions, tours, and architectural site visits each afternoon. On the land of the Massachusett and neighboring Wampanoag and Nipmuc peoples, Boston developed in the eighteenth century as a major… Read More »HECAA@30 Registration Info

Deadline Extended! 2023 ASECS Race and Empire Caucus Graduate Student Essay Prize

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JULY 21, 2023 The Race and Empire Caucus invites submissions for the 2023 ASECS Race and Empire Caucus Graduate Student Essay Prize. The Caucus welcomes essays that are revised versions of papers read at the regional and national conferences of ASECS and its affiliates (including the Society of Early Americanists, Early Caribbean Society, SHARP, NABMSA, etc.) between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Virtual Q&A #ASECS 2024 CfP for Toronto

Do you have questions about submitting a proposal for the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, April 4-6, 2024, in Toronto? Join the Program Committee in a virtual info session on Monday, June 19, 2023, 9am Pacific Time/noon Eastern Time. Registration required.