The 39th Annual Meeting of SEASECS will take place from Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3, 2013 in historic Charleston, SC. Held at the Francis Marion hotel, the conference will encourage participants to take advantage of access to historical places important in eighteenth-century American history like nearby Drayton Hall, the Charleston Museum (America’s first museum), and the Dock Street Theatre (America’s first theatre). SEASECS is an interdisciplinary organization and welcomes paper proposals on literature, history, music, philosophy, the arts, languages, and any other area of interest, including pedagogy and technology related to the eighteenth century. Plenary Speakers will include Malcolm Cook and Paula Backscheider. Conference activities will include the staging of an eighteenth-century play, led by Misty Anderson (UT-Knoxville), and a ball of traditional Lowcountry dancing, led by Chris Hendricks (Armstrong Atlantic State University). 

A draft of the conference program with times for panels is available here. Locations for panels are to be determined. For questions about the program or panels, please contact Elizabeth Kuipers at

Although the Francis Marion Hotel has stopped taking reservations for Friday and Saturday nights during the weekend of the conference, rooms are available for SEASECS conference participants at the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown-Ashley River ($79 for Thursday night and $139 for Friday and Saturday nights). A shuttle will be provided for participants staying at the Holiday Inn Express (1.6 miles from the conference hotel). For questions about accommodations, please contact Dan Ennis at

The conference registration form is available in both pdf and doc formats.

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