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Conference Updates

SHEAR Conference News

Hello SHEARites! The 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic is only three months away, and plans are well underway.  On 1 May, an online version of the program will be available at shear.org; printed programs will be available to conference attendees upon check-in.

For those of you eager to begin making travel arrangements, here is some helpful information:


Jackson Papers win SHFG Jefferson Prize

On April 13, the Society for History in the Federal Government awarded its Thomas Jefferson Prize to The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832, at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington.  The prize is awarded every other year “for an outstanding contribution to furthering the understanding of the history of the Federal Government on the basis of significance of subject matter, depth of research, rigor of methodology, clarity of presentation, and quality of style.”  Volume X of the Jackson Papers was edited by Daniel Feller, Thomas Coens, and Laura-Eve Moss, a

2017 Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellows Lectures

The Smithsonian American Art Museum cordially invites you to attend three afternoons of lectures delivered by its research fellows. The talks will be held in the museum’s McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, D.C. This event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. The talks will be available through a simultaneous webcast at www.AmericanArt.si.edu/research/fellowslectures.

Temporary Closure of Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections

To Whom it May Concern,

The Quaker & Special Collections at Haverford College will close in December 2017 due to a building renovation project, which will begin in February 2018 and last approximately fourteen months. The project will include a complete renovation of Quaker & Special Collections spaces. During that time, the collections will be inaccessible.  We will make a further announcement about reopening dates as the plans develop.