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.


  • Thank you everyone for the wonderful Society of Early Americanists Tenth Biennial Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 2-4, 2017. For more information, please see the SEA 2017 conference website here.

  • SEA Executive Committee Statement on International Travel and Immigration, here.

  • The SEA will be sponsoring three sessions at the American Literature Association 28th annual conference, Boston, May 25-28, 2017. For more information, please visit the SEA Upcoming Conferences page, here.

  • The Society of Early Americanists announces the Special Topics Conference on "Religion and Politics in Early America," St. Louis, Missouri, March 1-4, 2018. For more information about the Call for Proposals, please see the SEA Upcoming Conferences page here.

  • To join the SEA and subscribe to the SEA Newsletter, please see the SEA Membership page here.¬†For any questions, please Contact Us. Thank you!

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Image Credit: Winthrop, William,1753-1825. Notebook concerning mathematical equations: manuscript, 1769-1774, MS Am 550. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Colonial North American Project:

Updated 03/20/17