top of page

Editor and Host Institution Sought for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Applications are invited for a new Editor and a new home for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Published quarterly by the Johns Hopkins University Press for ASECS, the journal is dedicated to maintaining and developing the Society’s special mission of interdisciplinarity and publishing the best in eighteenth-century scholarship. The Society will also accept applications from a team of two editors at the same institution but representing different disciplines. The new Editor(s) will begin their duties for a five-year term beginning 1 July 2021.

The Society shares financial support for Eighteenth-Century Studies with the host institution. The journal’s Editor(s) can also rely on the support of an excellent team of book review editors, editorial board, and advisory editors.

Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their interest in and plans for the journal, together with a curriculum vitae for each prospective editor. In addition, the application should include a statement signed by the appropriate institutional officer pledging support for the journal for a term of five years, with the possibility of renewal dependent on review by both the Society and the host institution. Institutional support shall include space, utilities, custodial services, release time for the editor(s), and graduate student editorial support. It would be desirable if the host institution would also provide computer equipment and computer support facilities.

Review of applications by a committee composed of the current President, the First Vice President, the Executive Director of the Society, an at-large member of the Executive Board, and the current Editor of the journal will begin 15 May 2020, and will continue until a new Editor and host institution for the journal are identified. Please send applications to the ASECS Business Office at If you would like more information in order to prepare an application, please contact ASECS President Jeff Ravel at

The Officers and Executive Board of ASECS wish to thank Professor Sean Moore of the University of New Hampshire for his outstanding service as Editor of Eighteenth-Century Studies. He will continue in this role through 30 June 2021.


LIsa Berglund, Executive Director

Jeffrey S. Ravel, President

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

bottom of page