ASECS 2023 Call for Session Proposals

The 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, March 9–11, 2023. We hope to see you there! The Call for Session Proposals is now open. The deadline for submissions has been extended until Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The online submission form is available HERE.


For information on the session guidelines for ASECS Annual Meetings, click here. View the Reforms to the Program Committee here.


The 2023 Annual Meeting will include guaranteed sessions sponsored by caucuses and affiliate societies and general sessions. Before submitting your proposal, consult the lists of these sessions HERE, to confirm that the topic you are proposing is not already included in the program.


Please note that members now may propose no more than one session. If a member submits more than one session form, the Program Committee will consider the one with the earliest time stamp.


The Program Committee invites proposals for panels and roundtables, as well as sessions in other formats and 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