A Word About EC/ASECS

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 (ASECS), 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 come from Canada to Mexico and from coast to coast, as well as from various points in Europe.

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 called the East-Central Intelligencer, is the most outstanding of all affiliate society newsletters, averaging over 60 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 the Executive Secretary, Linda E. Merians at:

Executive Committee 2011-2012

President: Kathy Temple
Vice President: James Woolley
1st. Past President: Lisa Rosner
2nd. Past President: Linda Troost
Web Wizards: Jim and Ellen Moody
ECI editor: Jim May
Past and Future Conference Chairs: Linda Troost, Sayre Greenfield, Laura Engel, Scott Gordon, Christine Clark-Evans, Beverly Schneller
Exec. Sec't: Linda Merians
Elected Board Members: Corey Andrews; Rivka Swenson; Anna Foy.

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