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.


  • The Society of Early Americanists announces our biennial election for the fourteenth Executive Coordinator. More information is here.

  • The SEA will be sponsoring three sessions at the American Literature Association meeting, May 21-24, 2015, in Boston. Proposals due January 15th. Call for Papers is here.
  • The Society of Early Americanists Ninth Biennial Conference will be held jointly with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in Chicago, June 18-21, 2015. For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website, here.
  • To join the SEA and subscribe to the SEA Newsletter, please click here. For any questions, please Contact Us.

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Image Caption: Unknown American Artist, Overmantel from the Reverend Joseph Wheeler House, about 1787-1793, oil on Eastern white pine panel, 60.6 x 152.5 cm, Worcester Art Museum (MA), Gift of Charles A. Aiken in memory of Mrs. Henrietta L.P. Aiken, 1954.15. Photo credit: Image © Worcester Art Museum, all rights reserved.
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