Call for Panel Proposals | ASECS 2020, St. Louis

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on April 24, 2019

2020 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, 19–21 March 2020

Session proposals due by 15 May 2019

The 51st annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies takes place at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, 19–21 March 2020. Proposals for panels, roundtables, and other sessions are now being accepted. The online submission form is available here. The deadline for proposal submissions is Wednesday, 15 May 2019.

The Program Committee also invites proposals for sessions in other formats, as well as for pre-conference workshops. In addition to explaining what the session would contribute to the annual meeting, special proposals should include a detailed description of the format and logistical requirements (e.g., technology, type of meeting space, particular days/times); an estimate of additional costs to participants or to ASECS (if any); and an explanation of how people would be chosen to participate (if it is not open to all conference attendees). If the event is a workshop that would have a facilitator or main presenter(s), provide a brief description of their expertise. The Program Committee may contact proposers for additional information before deciding on whether special sessions will be included on the Annual Meeting program. Proposals that cannot be accommodated in St. Louis may be considered for later annual meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the ASECS Business Office at asecsoffice@gmail.com.

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  1. Michael Yonan said, on April 24, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    May I take this opportunity to plug St Louis for the potentially uninitiated? It’s a terrific city, better than its reputation and much older than its location in flyover country would suggest. The St Louis Art Museum has a terrific collection and there are numerous other world-class arts institutions in the city. And you can sample the local culinary delicacies like deep fried ravioli and gooey butter cake!

    For dix-huitièmistes who might have a car, I want especially to plug the town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, which is less than an hour south of St Louis and easily reachable via I-55. It’s a French colonial settlement with intact eighteenth-century architecture. Blew my mind when I first visited.


    • Editor said, on April 24, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      Much appreciated, Michael! I’m also very fond of the St Louis Art Museum, and it would be great to see a session there with objects. The reference in the call for panels to ‘pre-conference workshops’ particularly caught my attention. Would be splendid to see someone with a good idea for that! -Craig

      • Michael Yonan said, on April 25, 2019 at 7:06 pm

        Plans are afoot to create some opportunities like pre-conference workshops. Stay tuned!

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