46th Annual Meeting of seasecs
February 20-22, 2020
macon, ga

SEASECS will hold its 46th annual meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center. The theme for this year's meeting is "Encounters in the 18th Century: Maps, Materials, and Media." In addition to panels and plenary sessions, special events include tours to historic sites including the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds National Historic Park, the 1869 Hay House, the Tubman Museum, historic Rose Hill Cemetery, and the Allman Brothers’ “Big House.” Host institutions include Georgia College & State University, Middle Georgia State University, and Wesleyan College.

LIST OF PANELS: Use this link to view a list of panels and chairs to date; please submit your paper (or panel) proposal to peggy.elliott@gcsu.edu for consideration. New panels will continue to be formed by the committee based on submissions. New Deadline: 1 November 2019.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Panels, roundtables, and workshops will be announced by 15 September. Papers can be sent to the conference organizers with placement reference if desired. Participants may only present in one panel and/or one roundtable. New Deadline: 1 November 2019.

Please send proposals for panels and papers to Peggy Elliott at peggy.elliott@gcsu.edu.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Rooms will be available at the Macon Marriott City Center for the conference rate of $119 per night. Use the following link to make reservations at the conference rate: Hotel Reservations. Deadline for hotel reservations at conference rate: 15 December 2019.

PERCY G. ADAMS PRIZE: SEASECS awards a biennial prize of $500 for the best article on an eighteenth-century subject published in a scholarly journal, annual, or collection. Eligible publications for this year must have been published between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Authors must be members of SEASECS at the time of submission. Articles may be submitted by the author or by another member. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2019. Please send submissions as PDF files, and address any queries about the prize to the Committee Chair, Amanda Strasik, Amanda.Strasik@eku.edu .

MARTHA F. BOWDEN TEACHING PRIZE: A $300 first prize and a $200 second prize will be awarded to the best submissions on the subject of Teaching the Eighteenth Century. The prize seeks innovative pedagogies for teaching the time period to students at the undergraduate or graduate level. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2019. Please send submissions as PDF files to Emily Dowd-Arrow at Emily.Dowd-Arrow@abac.edu .

GRADUATE STUDENT ESSAY PRIZE: SEASECS invites submissions for its annual Graduate Essay Prize competition. An award of $300 will be given for the best graduate student paper presented at the annual meeting of the society. The deadline for this year's awards is January 10, 2020 by 5:00 P.M. Please send submissions as pdf files to the chair for this year’s committee: Rori Bloom, ribloom@ufl.edu . For more information, see Graduate Student Essay Prize.

GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS: If you live outside of the Macon area, there are 4 travel grants of $300 each available this year. If you are interested, please send your name, institutional affiliation, email address, paper title, and abstract to Saralyn DeSmet at sdesmet@wesleyancollege.edu . The deadline for travel grant applications is November 30, 2019.