Enfilade

Constitution

I. NAME

The name of this society will be HISTORIANS OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ART AND ARCHITECTURE.

II. PURPOSE

The purpose of this society is to promote knowledge of all aspects of visual culture through the encouragement of research and publication among its members. It further proposes to encourage graduate training in the visual culture of the long eighteenth century.

III. MEMBERSHIP

A. Membership is open to any individual interested in the purpose of the society, regardless of academic affiliation or discipline. Voting members are those who have paid current dues to the Secretary-Treasurer of the society.

B. Dues must be paid at least one month before the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Dues are $20 per annum; $5 per annum for graduate student members. The Secretary- Treasurer is exempt from paying dues for a period of five years.

C. All session chairs and speakers in HECAA affiliated conference sessions must be members in good standing.

IV. AFFILIATION

A. The society will maintain affiliation with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies on such terms as both determine to be mutually acceptable.

B. The society will maintain affiliation with the College Art Association on such terms as both determine to be mutually acceptable.

V. ORGANIZATION

A. OFFICERS. The society will have a President, a Secretary-Treasurer and an Editor for the newsletter. The last two offices, with permission of the President, may be held by the same individual. Terms of office are for two years, with one-term renewal possible. Officers will be elected by a majority vote of the members in good standing through elections announced in the society newsletter. All nominations (or self-nominations) should be made directly to the President.

B. The program chair(s) and session topics will be determined by floor nomination and vote at the annual meeting. The initial program chair will be the President or an individual designated by the President in the first instance. The program chair in any year will complete her/his duties after the call for papers for next year’s session is promulgated. These duties include insuring that all speakers in HECAA sessions are members in good standing.

C. If a majority of members so desire, an Executive Board may be created, with rules to be determined by a majority vote of the membership.

D. COMMITTEES. At the discretion of the officers or an Executive Board, if such a body is constituted, ad hoc committees, with officers, may be established. The officers, with the consent of a majority of the members, will clearly define the duties of all such ad hoc committees. The ad hoc committees will inform the members of the society of their actions either through the newsletter or by a presentation at the annual meeting.

VI. MEETINGS

There will be annual meetings of the society to be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and of the College Art Association. Additional meetings may be held in conjunction with regional meetings of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, with the approval of a majority of the membership.

VII. AMENDMENTS AND DISSOLUTION

Motions to adopt a new constitution for the society, or to amend the existing constitution, or to dissolve the society will be made in writing over the signature of at least 15 members of the society, or twenty percent of the active membership, whichever number is smallest. Such motions will then be submitted to the President, who shall submit them to the membership acceptance or rejection based on a majority vote. Amendments to the society’s constitution shall follow the same procedure, except that any 6 members under signature may petition for a change. Should the society dissolve, remaining funds will go to the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.