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H-SHEAR is dedicated to enhancing scholarly communication on the history of the early American republic, during the period 1775 to 1860. The network is owned by H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online, currently centered at Michigan State University.  Click here to learn more...


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H-Net Teaching Conference (August 29-September 2) - Program and Registration

Dear Subscribers,

H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences is holding its first H-Net Teaching Conference: “Uncharted Territories: Teaching History, Humanities, and Social Sciences in Innovative Ways."  This is a global virtual conference, which will be held in the evenings (US time zones) during the week of Monday, August 29th to the afternoon of Friday, September 2nd.

SHEAR 2023 Panel: History of Political "Compromise"


I am interested in putting together a panel on the history of political "compromise." Anyone working on a topic related to political compromise is welcome to reach out at ncgreen@nvcc.edu and tell me about your project. Women, scholars of color, early career scholars, non-TT faculty, and faculty from community colleges are especially encouraged to reach out. 

Looking for Potential Fellow Panelists for SHEAR 2023 (Canals and Water)


I am Erica Price, a third-year Ph.D. student in history at Arizona State and I am looking for anyone working on canals and water who would like to put together a panel proposal with me for SHEAR 2023 in Philadelphia. 

My dissertation is on levee and canal management in New Orleans before 1879, so the paper I will propose for the panel will be some section of that work distilled for the conference.