Society of Early Americanists Conferences

The SEA hosts annual conferences. In odd-numbered years, the Society hosts an open-topic general conference known as the Biennial Conference. In even-numbered years, it hosts Special Topics conferences. The SEA also sponsors panels at our affiliated societies: the American Literature Association & the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.



Upcoming Conferences


Recent Conferences


Past Conferences

A S.W. view of the Baptist Meeting House, Providence, R.I. Engraving by S. Hill for Massachusetts Magazine or Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment, August 1789. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (55)


Detail of the present-day Oklahoma region from Thomas Jefferys’ American Atlas: or, a Geographical Description of the Whole Continent of America (1776), courtesy of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, McFarlin Library, the University of Tulsa.



George Cooke. Philadelphia from the Great Tree Kensington, under which Penn, made his Treaty with the Indians. American Philosophical Society. Permission to publish required.







Updated: 03/27/17