The Spanish Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

The Society promotes multi-disciplinary research on the Spanish eighteenth century. It fosters ties between Spanish and foreign eighteenth-century specialists, organises an international conference every four years at which members share their findings, and publishes an annual, Cuadernos Dieciochistas. As our official journal, Cuadernos features both monographic and miscellaneous sections, as well as book reviews, books received notices, and Society news. The Society cooperates with other institutions in matters cultural and scientific and, more closely, with the eighteenth-century studies groups based at the Universities of Cádiz, Oviedo and Salamanca. And, with a view to increasing the prominence of Enlightenment studies and drawing emerging scholars into the field, the Society will soon launch scholarly meetings for early-career researchers.

With a current membership of almost three hundred, the Society also represents Spain’s eighteenth-century specialists in the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ISECS).

SEESXVIIII was founded in 1990. Since that time, it has been led by Gonzale Anes (1991–1998), Carmen Iglesias (1999–2006), and Pedro Álvarez de Mirando (2007–2014). The current president is Joaquin Álvarez Barrientos.

Seventh International SEESXVIII Conference

Seventh International SEESXVIII Conference
The Seventh International SEESXVIII Conference: Ilustración, centro y periferia, will take place at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife) on October 21, 22 and 23, 2020.

Call for papers is closed.
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Los martes de la Ilustración. El tiempo del nuevo tiempo

Los martes de la Ilustración
Conference series organized in collaboration with the Royal Economic Society of Friends of the Country. All conferences will take place at 7:00 p.m., at the RSEMAP headquarters (Torre de los Lujanes. Plaza de la Villa, 2).

Note: The conference cycle has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

Conference program

II Conference of Young Dieciochistas

II Jornadas de Jóvenes Dieciochistas
II Conference of Young Dieciochistas, organized in collaboration with the Feijoo Institute of Studies of the 18th Century
Oviedo University on October 2 and 3, 2019

Prize SEESXVIII (monographs)

Jury’s decision (ex aequo)
Mónica Bolufer Peruga, Arte y artificio de la vida en común: los modelos de comportamiento y sus tensiones en el Siglo de las Luces
Madrid, Marcial Pons, 2019, 448 pp.
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Jury’s decision (ex aequo)
Benito Jerónimo Feijoo, Poesía (Ed. Rodrigo Olay Valdés)
Oviedo, Feijoo Institute for 18th Century Studies (University of Oviedo), 2019, 880 pp.
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Prize SEESXVIII (articles by young researchers)

Prize SEESXVIII 2019
Jury’s decision
Alberto Escalante Varona, Calas críticas en la transmisión manuscrita del Cantar de Mio Cid a partir de sus copias dieciochescas
en Cuadernos dieciochistas, 20 (2019), pp. 269-302.
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New SEESXVIII Book Collection, “Libros Diechiochistas”

Libros Diechiochistas
Miriam Cera Brea
Arquitectura e identidad nacional en la España de las Luces. Las “Noticias de los arquitectos” de Llaguno y Ceán
Madrid, Ed. SEESXVIII / Maia, 2019
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Proceedings VI Congress SEES.XVIII


España y el continente americano en el siglo XVIII
(coord. Gloria Franco Rubio, Natalia González Heras and Elena de Lorenzo Álvarez)

Gijón, SEESXVIII / Trea ed, 2017, 1024 pp.

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