East Central/American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies


Lancaster, PA

October 31 – November 2

"Conflicts and Transitions in the Global Eighteenth Century"

Selecting the theme “Conflicts and Transitions in the Global Eighteenth Century,” the conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Downtown Lancaster in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Our meeting opens on Thursday evening, October 31st, with the Aural/Oral Experience at 7:30 pm and extends through Saturday afternoon, November 2nd.

Call for Panel and Paper Proposals (click for downloadable version)

We seek panel and paper proposals that deal with any aspect of this theme broadly conceived:

• Proposals that address military, political, social, religious, economic, scientific, class, literary,
individual conflicts, or any other clashes or disputes in the long eighteenth-century.
• Proposals that consider the many transitions that occurred throughout this period—sometimes
arising from conflicts and sometimes creating their own—whether in governance, political
ideologies, philosophy, urban growth, print, the arts, exploration, conceptions of the self, monetary
systems, colonial conquests, technologies, industry, the commercial world, trade, and more.
• Proposals that consider the conference’s theme in terms of the present state or imagined future
paths for eighteenth-century studies.
• Proposals dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century in any geographic area.
Proposals for panels are due March 31, 2024. Individual paper proposals and completed panels are due by
June 1, 2024. Email proposals to ecasecs2024@gmail.com.

For more information, please visit the 2024 conference website. 

Questions? Contact the conference committee at ecasecs2024@gmail.com.