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Graduate students and secondary school teachers from Western New York and Ontario may attend any one day of the conference AT NO CHARGE. Please prepare to show your school ID at the registration desk. This ONE DAY FREE ADMISSION entitles you to attend all presentations, to visit the book display, and to coffee breaks. Tickets for the Saturday luncheon, if available, may be purchased at the registration desk for $20.  
Regular conference participants should visit to register. Those who register after 14 October may not be assured space in the program or at receptions and meals.

Space is limited on the optional trip to Old Fort Niagara! Visit for details, and sign up if you’re interested, first come first served.
Remember, you must be a member of NEASECS to present a paper at the conference. If you need to renew your membership, or to join the organization, you may do so when you register - follow the instructions on the registration form.

We look forward to welcoming you to Buffalo! 


Inquiry, Pedagogy, Exploration: Studying the Eighteenth Century 

NEASECS 2010 - Buffalo, New York 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 21-23 October 2010  

Hyatt Regency Buffalo  
Two Fountain Plaza 
Buffalo, NY 14202  

In 2010 the annual meeting of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will be held in Buffalo, NY. The conference is hosted jointly by two State University of New York institutions: Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo.  

Buffalo is a center of architectural tourism and culinary innovation. The city boasts signature buildings by America's greatest architects--Frank Lloyd Wright, H. H. Richardson, and Louis Sullivan--and the famous Olmstead Parks. On the Buffalo State College campus, the new Burchfield Penney Art Center faces the world-renowned Albright Knox Art Gallery across Elmwood Avenue, named one of “America's 10 Greatest Neighborhoods” in 2007.  

And yes, Buffalo invented Buffalo wings. We eat them unironically. 

Highlights of the conference will include:

  • a trip to Old Fort Niagara. Built in 1726, it is the oldest continually occupied military site in North America, held successively by the French, the British and the United States.
  • a visit to the Western New York Book Arts Center
  • a concert of eighteenth-century music  

For information on NEASECS 2010, please contact Lisa Berglund at

 NEASECS 2010 conference committee:

Buffalo State College: Lisa Berglund (chair), Mark Fulk & Andrew Nichols

University at Buffalo: Ruth Mack, Erik Seeman & Liana Vardi

Canisius College: Richard A. Bailey & Amy Wolf

Noah Webster's "Blueback"  American Speller, 5th ed. (1809). 
Kempke-Root Collection, E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College