H-NewEngland gives those interested in New England a forum in which to discuss the region’s distinctive culture, geography, history, and literature within the context of the American nation.

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Anglos in New England before 1620

So, I know we've all done this, but I remember reading something in grad school...twenty years ago...that told a story about the earliest New England colonists discovering a European already living in the region upon their arrival, but I can't find it.  Does this sound familiar to any of you who are specialists in the region and era?  It had to be a reasonably popular source because the era and region are outside of my area of specialization.  I appreciate your help in identifying it...or confirming to me that I'm historically delusional.  Best, Brian

Call for Presenters: Revolutionary Spaces + Made By Us/The Smithsonian @ Old South Meeting House in Boston, MA

June 12th, 2022
7 PM EST at Old South Meeting House in Boston, MA

Join Revolutionary Spaces for its first-ever History Slam – a night full of raucous history presentations (we dare you!), music, drinks, and snacks… and a little friendly competition!

CFP: NECBS Annual Meeting, 2022 [Deadline Extended]

The Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) will hold its 2022 annual meeting on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. We encourage in-person attendance, but for those who cannot make it, we aim to have one hybrid (in-person and virtual) session per time slot.

The 2022 Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife—“Tools and Toolmaking”

The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife is pleased to announce that its 2022 conference, “Tools and Toolmaking in New England,” will take place at Historic Deerfield on Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25.

This will be a hybrid conference, and seating in the conference space will be limited and distanced for safety. 

The conference program includes:

CFP: Washington Early American Seminar 2022-23

The Washington Area Early American Seminar, hosted by the University of Maryland, invites proposals from scholars wishing to present work in progress in the next academic year on any topic connected to Atlantic world or American history prior to 1865. We especially welcome proposals related to Black life in this period.