Canadian Society

for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Founded in 1971, the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS) aims to promote, support and disseminate research on the eighteenth century. The Society is a bilingual and multidisciplinary organization interested in the overall cultural heritage of an era that has played a decisive role in constituting our modernity.

Each year, CSECS hosts a conference in one of Canada's various regions and publishes an issue of the scholarly journal Lumen. It awards a prize to the best graduate paper read at the conference (the Mark Madoff Award) and offers an annual fellowship (the D.W. Smith Research Fellowship).

CSECS fosters a particularly rich and invigorating scholarly sociability through its annual conference and its links with the international eighteenth-century studies community. It has, notably, delegates to the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Webmaster: Nelson Guilbert (UQTR)


Conference 2021

13–16 October

University of Winnipeg

Translation and Appropriation
in the Long Eighteenth Centur

Program (pdf)



Noël Chevalier



Sébastien Côté


Lumen Editors


Charlène Deharbe



Christina Ionescu

(Mount Allison)

Graduate Students Representative


Nour Afara