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2022 Special Events

Welcome to the 2022 ASECS Annual Meeting, which will run from March 31 to April 2 in Baltimore, Maryland. ASECS is excited to host members for what will be our first in-person Annual Meeting since the 2019 quinquagenary gathering in Denver. In addition to a full slate of panels, we have many special events to look forward to at this year’s Annual Meeting:


  • Gale also invites ASECS members to a lunch conversation (Thursday, March 31 at 1:00pm) about Gale Digital Scholar Lab, a text and data mining and visualization tool built specifically for primary sources. Using the analysis tools in the Lab, researchers can explore topics and patterns across collections including ECCO. During the session, Gale will provide an overview of the tool and case studies of how it’s been used in teaching and research at institutions around the world. The event will take place at lunch time on Thursday. Registration is being managed by Gale and space is limited. Register here! 



  • The Friday night reception this year will be dedicated to the memory of Professor Donald Mell, a longtime member, friend, and supporter of ASECS. The reception, and a special session on “Studies in Swift and his Circle,” is being sponsored by Professor Mell’s family at each of the next ten Annual Meetings.



  • Two pre-conference workshops to be held on Wednesday, March 30. Details HERE

  • Walters Art Museum Guided Tour (capacity limited to 30, REGISTER HERE). On this two-stop private tour for ASECS members at the Walters Art Museum, Joaneath Spicer, the James A. Murnaghan Curator of European Renaissance and Baroque Art,  will talk about two subjects for which she is well known: first, the presence and representation of Africans in Europe, specifically the museum's newly acquired portrait of an African prince at the court of Louis XIV; and second, the Chamber of Wonders and its shifting character from the early 1600s to the 1700s.  

  • Eighteenth-Century Game Nights (both Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1). An open house to explore games inspired by the eighteenth-century. For more information or to sign up for games, see

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