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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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Deadline Reminder: SHEAR Dissertation Prize, due February 1

Deadline for submissions for the SHEAR Dissertation Prize is February 1, 2018

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, or cultural history. Dissertations successfully defended in calendar years 2016 and 2017 are eligible.

Feb. 6 MHS Early American History Seminar: Disability, Doctors, and the Law

Boston Area Early American History Seminar at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 5:15 PM

Laurel Daen, MHS-NEH Fellow
“We all agree to exclude...those of unsound mind”: Disability, Doctors, and the Law in the Early Republic
Comment: Cornelia Dayton, University of Connecticut

Call for Submissions: Gotham Blog

Cuny's Gotham Center for New York City history blog is soliciting posts pertaining to New York City history. The "Gotham" blog:  is a wonderful resource for scholars of the city and reaches a wide audience. Individuals with interests that fall under the 19th century who would like to submit pitches or draft articles can do so to David Thomson at thomsond@sacredheart.edu.