Erika Huckestein Blog Post

Dear SHEAR colleagues,

As you may be aware, after many years of dedicated service to the SHEAR Annual Conference, Robyn Davis decided to step down from her position as Conference Coordinator. I will be taking on this role and in that capacity, you'll be receiving updates from me on the SHEAR Conference News blog. I hope to see many of you at the 2024 SHEAR Conference in Philadelphia.


Erika Huckestein, PhD

SHEAR Conference Coordinator

Thanks for Attending SHEAR2023

Robyn Davis Blog Post

{apologies for cross-posting, I finally got back into the blog after the updates...}

Dear SHEARites, what a pleasure to be able to say “another year, another SHEAR!” 

Thank you for attending the 2023 annual conference, our first meeting in Philadelphia in 6 years.  We know you join us in appreciation for the superb work of the Program Committee, co-chaired by Eliga Gould and Manisha Sinha, the Local Arrangements Committee headed by Amy Baxter-Bellamy, and others who put together such an invigorating and memorable conference.  We heard many excellent papers, and we hope that those of you

Virtual Grad Student & ECR Meet-n-Greet

Robyn Davis Blog Post

Calling @SHEARites Grad Students and Early Career Scholars.... 

Missing SHEAR this summer?  Catch up with your peers and meet new SHEARites online!  Join the virtual SHEAR Grads and ECRs Happy Hour, Saturday 18 July 2020, 3:00 to 5:00 pm via Zoom.  Register now:

Spots are limited.  First come, first served.

Questions? Contact Evelyn Strope ( or Aaron Chin (

SHEAR 2020 Postponed

Robyn Davis Blog Post

Dear SHEAR friends,

Following a lengthy discussion with the Advisory Council and the Executive Board, we have reluctantly decided to postpone this summer's conference until July 15-18, 2021.  As we would have this year, we will be meeting in Philadelphia, and the wonderful program devised for this July will be fully rescheduled in 2021.  We hope that all of the panelists who would have presented this summer can do so then.  This year's book prizes will be announced later this summer but awarded in 2021.    


After that, we will be heading south, and in the summer of 2022, we will convene at the

Indiana Association of Historians

37th Annual Meeting

Ivy Tech-Lafayette

February 17-18, 2017

“Luther, literacy, and liberation:  An educated public and the birth of the modern world”

When:                          February 17-18, 2017

Where:            Ivy Hall, Ivy Tech Community College, 3101 South Creasy Lane, Lafayette, IN 

Draft Program:            see IAH's website

Campus Map     

Fees:                           Registration     $65 (includes reception Friday and Saturday luncheon)

Membership:               Renew or join IAH     $15


Registration Open 1 May

Robyn Davis Blog Post

Hello SHEARites! The 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic is in less than three months, and plans are well underway. We are no longer distributing printed programs in advance of the meeting (printed programs will be available to conference attendees upon check-in). Instead, an online version of the program will be available on the SHEAR website after 1 May and the mobile phone app / digital versions will be available after 15 May.  The digital program will allow you to create your own schedule, receive texted program updates, tap into Twitter and

H-High-S at the NEHTA Digital History Conference - Providence, RI

Joseph J. Ferreira, Jr. Blog Post

Greetings from the Nelson W. Aldrich House, former East Side of Providence home of Sen. Nelson W. Aldrich (nicknamed "the General Manager of the United States" during his service in the US Senate and father-in-law to John D. Rockefeller, Jr.), current headquarters of the Rhode Island Historical Society and site of today's New England History Teachers Association conference on Digital History.  I will endeavor to post updates on some of the conference sessions and workshops throughout the day,  I invite network members to comment, pose questions and share your own thoughts about digital history

Day 1: CHSSP & the Common Core

Joseph J. Ferreira, Jr. Blog Post

The California History Social Science Project (CHSSP) is a collaborative project between the Department of History at UC - Irvine, the Departments of History several other UC campuses and approximately 2,000 public schools in California.  The project seeks to collaboratively create history lessons that align curriculum with the history - social science outcome expectations of the Common Core ELA standards.  

Presenters from the CHSSP led two interactive sessions on teaching Common Core skills. The first session focused attention on writing argumentative essays within the history curriculum (the

Day 1: The Trip

Joseph J. Ferreira, Jr. Blog Post

As I enjoy a non-crowded journey on Amtrak to NYC to attend the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, I've been perusing the conference program to select those topics of interest to me from the over 250 sessions that are being offered by the AHA and its affiliated societies and associations.  There has been such a significant shift in the focus of professional conference sessions in the thirty years since I first joined the AHA in 1985 (as a geeky history undergrad at Rhode Island College!).  There were rarely any sessions targeted at pre-collegiate faculty and even more


Virginie Tallio Blog Post

Chers collègues,

Lundi 14 avril de 14h à 16h


Nous avons le plaisir d’accueillir le sociologue des sciences Wesley Shrum (Louisiana State University) pour une conférence (en anglais) intitulée


« Filming practices and social sciences: methodological and epistemological issues »


Wesley Shrum est un spécialiste des enjeux  du développement scientifique et technique en Asie du sud et en Afrique subsaharienne (Inde, Kenya, Ghana) où il a notamment travaillé sur le rôle des outils de communication (internet, téléphonie mobile). Il s’appuie beaucoup dans ses travaux sur l’ethnographie filmée qu’il