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Registration Open 1 May

SHEAR Conference News

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).

State of the Field: Empire and the Early Republic (x-H-Diplo)


In a recent State of the Field Essay commissioned by our friends at H-Diplo, Emily Conroy-Krutz situates concepts of empire, colonialism, and imperialism within the period of national expansion in the Early Republic, pointing out that : "If the traditional questions of the Early Republic have been focused on the creation of the nation-state, these recent and forthcoming works reveal some of the ways in which the study of this period has been transformed in recent years.  Once we no longer feel the need to debate whether the United States is, was,

Welcome to the SHEAR Conference News Blog

SHEAR Conference News

H-SHEAR editors and representatives involved in SHEAR conference planning will be using this space to distribute news and information about the organization's annual conference and answer questions about planning, registration, and sessions.  Just reply to these notices to join the conversation!

The H-SHEAR Editors