Executive Committee 

President: Eleanor Shevlin (2016)

Vice President: Gene Hammond (2016)

Elected Board Members: Marie Wellington (2016); Joanne Myers (2017);  John Heins (2018)

Immediate Two Past Presidents: Christine Clark-Evans, Sandro Jung

Newsletter Editor: Jim May [jem4@psu.edu]

Executive Secretary: Linda E. Merians (2016) [lemeria@aol.com];

Executive Secretary Elect: Peter Staffel (2016; term to begin in 2017) [staffelp@westliberty.com]

Past and Future Chairs: Peter Briggs (2013); Doreen Saar (2013); Geoffrey Sill (2013); Matt Kinservik (2014); Don Mell (2014); Eleanor Shevlin (2015); Cheryl Wanko (2015); Marie McAllister (2016)

Web Master: Susan Beam

Molin Winner: to be announced 

  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.


Welcome to EC/ASECS

East Central/American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies


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

 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.

  For information on membership or on the annual meeting, contact Executive Secretary Linda E. Merians at LEmeria@aol.com.