Founded in 1968, the Dutch-Belgian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Werkgroep 18e Eeuw) promotes the growth, development, and coordination of studies and research relating to the long eighteenth century. Special attention is devoted to the eighteenth century in the Netherlands, Belgium, and their overseas territories.
Today, the Society comprises around 300 members and 100 institutional members. Most members are working in academic positions in universities and research institutes in the Netherlands, Belgium, and other countries. National and international meetings are held on a yearly basis. The Society publishes a scholarly peer-reviewed periodical entitled De Achttiende Eeuw (‘The Eighteenth Century’). The Dutch-Belgian Society is also a constitutional member of International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS).