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

• Jonathan Swift 350 (A conference to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift)
• Poste de professeur, Histoire de l'Europe moderne, Université du Québec à Montréal
• Intertextualité et intermusicalité dans l'oeuvre dramatique de Michel-Jean Sedaine et ses contemporains
• Le mythe de l'âge d'or et les pays du bout du monde
• Fragonard amoureux, galant et libertin
• Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)
• Ruines italiennes
• Hubert Robert
• Les Amours des dieux. Charles de La Fosse

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 Lise Andries (France) was elected president of ISECS in 2015.



International congresses take place every 4 years attracting between 600 and 1,200 participants. The next congress will be held in Edinburgh in 2019.



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!

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