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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 sponsored by SHEAR, the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, and is owned by H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online, currently centered at Michigan State University.  Click here to learn more...


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ESSAY PRIZE REMINDER: BAAS & Adam Matthew Digital – DEADLINE 20th January 2017

The British Association for American Studies is pleased to announce the second Adam Matthew Digital essay prize consisting of £500 plus one-year’s access to one Adam Matthew Digital archival collection chosen by the author. Prize-winning essays will be offered publication in US Studies Online: the Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Network and Blog.

CFP: CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Graduate Student Conference (Deadline Extended)

Call for Papers: Deadline Extended to January 25th
CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Third Annual Graduate Student Conference
De-Centering Early America: Intersections, Interstices, and Interactions
May 12th, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Edward Countryman, University Distinguished Professor, Southern Methodist University

Mellon Scholars African American History Research Fellowships at the Library Company of Philadelphia

The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History (PAAH) is now accepting applications for its Mellon Scholars Fellowship Program, which aims to promote research in the collections of the Library Company and to enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Fellows must be in residence for the entire term of the award. Post-doctoral, dissertation, and short-term research fellowships will be offered for 2017-2018. Applications for all fellowships are due March 1, 2017.

Call for Submissions: SHEAR Dissertation Prize

The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic invites submissions for the SHEAR Dissertation Prize. The Prize will be awarded to an exceptional dissertation pertaining to the history of North America from 1776 to 1861. Within that period, the dissertation may treat virtually any aspect of history, including political, social, cultural, or literary history.

CFP: Society of Early Americanists Panels @ ALA (deadline Jan 15)

Call for Papers

The Society of Early Americanists (SEA) seeks presenters for three SEA-sponsored panels at the American Literature Association annual conference, which will take place in Boston from May 25 to 28, 2017. Presenters’ topics should fall in the colonial period, or in the early republic before, very approximately, 1830. Abstracts of 300 words or fewer which relate to one of the three topics below should be e-mailed to leonard.vonmorze@umb.edu by January 15.