The Society of Early Americanists furthers the exchange of ideas and information among scholars of various disciplines who study the literature and culture of America to approximately 1800.

Announcements:

  • The Society of Early Americanists Tenth Biennial Conference will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 2-4, 2017. For more information, please visit the SEA Forthcoming Conferences page, here.

  • The SEA will be co-sponsoring the Special Topics Conference, “Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas”: The Fourth Early Americanist ‘Summit,’ University of Maryland and Washington DC, 2-5 June, 2016. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2015. For more information, please visit the SEA Forthcoming Conferences page, here.

  • The SEA Seventeenth Annual Essay Competition deadline for submissions is October 9, 2015. For more details and how to enter, please visit the SEA Essay Contest page here. Thank you.
  • To join the SEA and subscribe to the SEA Newsletter, please click here. For any questions, please Contact Us.



The Society of Early Americanists website is generously hosted by the University of California Irvine, School of Humanities. We thank UC Irvine, School of Humanities for their excellent support.


Image Caption: Garden orchard and vine, New York: Published by Currier & Ives, c1867. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division , Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
Updated 08/20/15