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“Teaching the Eighteenth Century” is a collection of materials created or compiled by ASECS members for the purpose of supporting the teaching of the long eighteenth century. While most materials offered here focus on teaching college undergraduates, this site ultimately should include materials directed at self-study, at teaching graduate students, or at educators in primary and secondary classrooms.


Among the highlights of this site are the winning entries in ASECS Innovative Course Design competition, which has been recognizing exceptional eighteenth-century studies pedagogy since 1985. This site also includes bibliographies and reading lists on timely and important topics.


All materials posted on this site may be reproduced for teaching purposes, as long as due credit is given. If you are interested in contributing to this site, please contact the ASECS Business Office at

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