ISECS - International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Welcome to ISECS

ISECS Elections 2015: Online voting is now open on ISECS-direct. Voting will conclude on June 8, 2015.

The International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, founded at the initiative of Theodore Besterman, promotes the growth, development and coordination of studies and research relating to the eighteenth century in all aspects of its cultural heritage (historical, philosophical, ideological, religious, linguistic, literary, scientific, artistic, juridical) in all countries, without exception; the Society is non-profit and non-political.

• Information sheet (pdf)
• Information leaflet (pdf)



Professor Marc André Bernier (Canada) was elected president of ISECS in 2011.



International congresses take place every 4 years attracting between 600 and 1,200 participants. The next congress will be held in Rotterdam in 2015.



vf-logo2Technical secretariat services for ISECS are provided by the Voltaire Foundation. The Voltaire Foundation is a world leader for eighteenth-century scholarship, publishing the definitive edition of the Complete Works of Voltaire (Œuvres complètes de Voltaire), as well as Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC), the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies. You can find out more on their blog!

Online voting is now open on ISECS-direct. Voting will conclude on June 8, 2015.
• Histoire des langues et histoire des représentations linguistiques
• Art, Anatomy, and Medicine since 1700
• Recording Nature in the Early Atlantic World, 1750-1830
• La manufacture des Lumières. La sculpture à Sèvres de Louis XV à la Révolution
• Napoléon et Paris. Rêves d'une capitale
• Hommage à la galerie Cailleux
• «Monsieur Barré», architecte et spéculateur dans le Paris des Lumières
• Goya en Madrid
• Icelandic Society: New Vice-President, New Board Member

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