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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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Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships, 2018-2019

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Start your application and mark your calendar with the deadlines below!

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

OAH panel on USA & Africa

I'd like to propose a panel on American engagement with Africa in the 19th century to the OAH, which meets in Philadelphia in early April, 2019. I will present on how accounts of African exploration by Livingstone, Burton, Du Chaillu and others influenced conversations about race and citizenship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Please respond to dkilbride@jcu.edu.

Daniel Kilbride

OAH 2019 panel on violence in antebellum America

Dear colleagues,

I am putting together a panel proposal for OAH 2019 on violence in antebellum America and am seeking a third presenter, a chair, and a commentator. The conference will be held April 4-6, 2019 in Philadelphia. My work looks at violence against Mormons in the 1840s and a second paper will examine terrorism and the western territories in the 1850s. Please let me know if you are interested! Proposals are due January 12, 2018.

Brady Winslow

Ph.D. Candidate, Texas Christian University