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 is pleased to announce our Eighteenth Annual Essay Competition. For more details and how to enter, please see the SEA Essay Contest page here.

  • The Society of Early Americanists Tenth Biennial Conference will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 2-4, 2017. The deadline for session proposals is May 9, 2016. For more information about the conference and the Call for Papers, please see the SEA 2017 conference website here, and visit the SEA Forthcoming Conferences page, here.

  • The Society of Early Americanists Workshop and Symposium: “Indigenous Archives in the Digital Age: Celebrating The Occom Circle” will take place at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 9-11, 2016. For more information, please visit the SEA Forthcoming Conferences page, here.

  • The SEA will be sponsoring three sessions at the American Literature Association's 27th annual conference, San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016. For more information, please visit the SEA Forthcoming Conferences page, here.
  • 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: Frontispiece, “Distant View of the Rocky Mountains,” Edwin James, An Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the Years 1819, 1820. . . . Online facsimile edition at www.americanjourneys.org/aj-144a/ . Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society at www.wisconsinhistory.org

Updated 04/13/16