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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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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Call for Panelists: Mental Illness in Early America, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) Annual Meeting in Cleveland, OH July 18-22, 2018

My name is Gregory D. Wiker. I am a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Rochester. I am interested in forming a panel on the theme of mental illness for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) Annual Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio from July 18-22, 2018.

SHEAR 2018: panel on the history of celebrity

Jane Calvert (University of Kentucky) and I are putting together a panel on the history of celebrity in the early American republic and would welcome ideas for more panelists. Whereas once scholars insisted that the phenomenon of celebrity could only appear by the twentieth century, a wide range of new works -- particularly in British history and literature -- have demonstrated a far earlier emergence. SHEAR hasn't featured a panel on the topic in many years; please join us!

CFP: Forming a SHEAR 2018 Panel

Colleagues,

I am interested in forming a panel for SHEAR 2018. My own research is centered around slave subjecthood within the British Empire, specifically between England and the mainland North American colonies. Possible papers for this panel could include slave and free black legal statuses in the Anglo-American world, slave/freedom cases, or other topics surrounding slavery.

Call for Applications: 2018-19 Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the Library’s special collections. The award is $1,000 per week (up to four weeks) plus transportation costs.

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