The SEA hosts and sponsors annual conferences. In odd-numbered years, the Society hosts an open-topic general conference known as the Biennial Conference. In even-numbered years, it sponsors Special Topics conferences and workshops. The SEA also sponsors panels at our affiliated societies: the American Literature Association & the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. For more information about the SEA’s Upcoming, Recent, and Past Conferences, please see “Read More” below. The SEA welcomes applications for seed grants to support biennial topical conferences (usually to take place in the spring or summer of even-numbered years) and workshops (to take place annually, usually in the fall), for more information, please see: SEA Grants for Topical Conferences and Workshops
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.