Executive Committee: 2023

President: Greg Clingham

Vice President: Jane Wessel 

1st. Past President: Anna Foy 

2nd. Past President: Joann Myers

3rd. Past President: John Heins

Web Wizard: Susan C. Beam (susancheriebeam@gmail.com)

ECI editor: Jim May

Past and Future Conference Chairs: Brett Wilson (2023), Eleanor Shevlin/Sylvia Marks (2020/2021/2022), Joann Myers (2019), Peter Staffel (2019/2018), Emily Kugler (2017), Marie McAllister (2016), Eleanor Shevlin (2015), Cheryl Wanko (2015), Rodney Mader (2015), Don Mell (2014), Matt Kinservik (2014)

Elected Board Members & Molin Prize Judges: David Palumbo, Brett Wilson, and Linda Merians

Exec. Sec't: Kevin Cope (encope@lsu.edu)

Molin Award Winners: Jessica Banner

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  The East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies held its first meeting in 1970, a few months after the inaugural meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ACECS), of which it is an affiliate. EC/ASECS's region includes most of the Mid-Atlantic area: Delaware, Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.   

  The Society meets every fall, usually in October or November. Members represent virtually every discipline related to eighteenth-century studies. Our members hail from coast to coast, from Canada to Mexico, and from various points overseas.


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EC/ASECS Annual Conference comes to

Williamsburg, Virginia!

[image at left: Print of the Bodleian Plate, depicting the colonial architecture of Williamsburg, Virginia. The plate, discovered in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, was critical to the reconstruction of Williamsburg in the early-mid 20th century. 
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bodleian_Plate.jpg]


One of our members, Kevin J. Berland, is the founder, owner, factotum, etc., of the Eighteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Discussion Bulletin Board (C18-L).

Membership Information

  For information on membership or on the annual meeting, contact Executive Secretary Kevin Cope at encope@lsu.edu.

The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer

The Society's newsletter, the Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer, formerly the East-Central Intelligencer, is the most substantial of the ASECS-affiliate societies' newsletters, averaging over 70 pages for each of its two annual issues. The editor is James E. May; he can be contacted at jem4@psu.edu.

The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer
N.S. Volume 36, Number 2: September 2022

To read or download the latest issue of EC/ASECS’s renowned bi-annual publication, click here.