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

  For information on membership or on the annual meeting, contact Executive Secretary Peter Staffel at

  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

Member Levels

East Central/American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Executive Committee: 2018

President:  Matthew Kinservik

Vice President:  Sylvia Marks 

1st. Past President:  Eugene Hammond

2nd. Past President: Eleanor Shevlin

Web Wizard: Susan C. Beam (

ECI editor: Jim May

Past and Future Conference Chairs: Peter Staffel (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:  John Heins (2018), Chair; Tony Lee (2018); Ellen Moody (2019)

Exec. Sec't: Peter Staffel (

Molin Award Winner: Ms. Chelsea Berry


Future Fund 

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