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It's Panel-Building Season...

Dear readers:

With conference program and application deadlines looming, it's the season for gathering like-minded participants in conference panels.  A quick reminder:

  • H-SHEAR harvests and links to panel calls at our annual conference notices page.  This is a handy one-stop for locating past panel notices, CFPs, and other information.

Call for Panelists, SHEAR 2019; “Making the Global Local: Public Identities in the Early American Republic.” 

I am interested in forming a panel for The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic’s Annual Meeting. It is July 18 to July 21, 2019 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. More information can be found here: http://www.shear.org/call-for-papers/. The panel is tentatively entitled “Making the Global Local” and seeks papers which intersect with each of these three broad themes: local history, global history, and public identity. 

James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project

The program is out and registration is open for “James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project”!

Join us in April to celebrate the completion of the James K. Polk Project. Begun in 1958, the project is about to finish its fourteen-volume letterpress and digital series of the Correspondence of James K. Polk. These volumes, featuring annotated transcriptions of thousands of letters from 1817–49, enable twenty-first-century readers to use the nineteenth-century documents. They have nurtured diverse scholarship on antebellum America.