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New in 2023        
ASECS is excited to provide these first-time additions to this year's conference offerings. Please stop by the registration desk if you have any questions.     

18th Century Cafes

18th Century Cafes were created to provide an opportunity for members to participate in informal small discussions around pertinent topics. Grab some coffee and be part of the conversation while connecting with other members.  Registration is not required.        

  • Topic: Mentoring in honor of Donald C. Mell, Jr. [Women's Caucus]:

         Date: Thursday, March 9  -  2:45pm - 4:15pm  - Regency A/B

        Facilitator: Misty G. ANDERSON, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

  • Topic: The State of Academic Freedom sponsored by ASECS [Women's Caucus]

         Date: Friday, March 10  -  9:45am - 11:15am  - Regency A/B

        Facilitator: Miriam L. WALLACE, New College of Florida

  • Topic: Land Sovereignty and the (De)Colonial Biosphere: Recentring Indigenous Relations to the Living World [Race & Empire Caucus] sponsored by the Lewis Walpole Library

         Date: Saturday, March 11 - 8:00am - 9:30am - Regency A/B

         Faciliator: ​Kathleen T. ALVES, Queensborough Community College-City University of New

         York, Megan PEISER (Choctaw), Oakland University, and Willow White (University of Alberta)


  • ASECS's members now have access to an Ombuds. An Ombuds is an independent, neutral person trained in conflict resolution. Kathleen Canul, is available throughout the year via email, video conference, and phone (949) 293-7515, and will hold virtual office hours at the Annual Meeting.  During the 53rd Annual Meeting, held March 9-11, at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis, MO, you can make an appointment with Kathy Canul via email or phone, as she will be holding virtual office hours during the following times as well as by appointment. NOTE: The below times are in Central Time. Kathleen is located in the Pacific Time zone so please be considerate when calling to request an appointment.      

                          Thursday, March 9                       Friday, March 10                Saturday, March 11

                           1-2:30pm  CT                              1 – 4:30pm CT                  11:30am – 1:45pm CT

                           6-7:30pm CT                              6 – 7:30pm CT                  5:30pm – 7:00pm CT


  • Wednesday, March 8, 3-6pm: Cahokia Mounds Outing [organized by the Science Studies Caucus] (meet in Hotel Lobby at 3pm; contact Helen Thompson for details)

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