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Need for panel chair, SHAFR 2018

Dear colleagues,

I am seeking a chair for a panel on Early American foreign relations for SHAFR (Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations) in Philadelphia from June 21-23, 2018 (NOT SHEAR, which is in Cleveland in July). The title of the proposed panel is "The Caribbean as a site of self-imagining in Early U.S. Foreign Relations."

SHAFR understands "foreign relations" broadly, so anybody who does Atlantic World would fit that description. We currently have 3 panelists and a commentator, but no chair, and the chronological scope is roughly 1798-1830.

Providence College Seminar in the History of Early America

Please join us for our next Providence College Seminar in the History of Early America when we welcome: 

Dr. Lorri Glover

John Francis Bannon SJ Endowed Chair & Professor of History

St. Louis University

She will present “Provincial in the Metropole,” which is a chapter from her biography of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793) entitled An “All Accomplished” Woman in the Age of Revolution.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Liberal Arts Honors Seminar Room (no. 202)

The Ruane Center for the Humanities

Providence College

Reminder: 12/1 deadline CFP

SHEAR Conference News

Call for Papers



18 – 22 July 2018

The 40th annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic will convene July 18 - 22, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The program committee invites proposals for sessions and papers exploring all aspects of and approaches to the history and culture of the early American republic, c. 1776-1861. We particularly encourage submissions that

CFP: “Transatlantic Conversations": SEA and Obama Institute Workshop

Call for Papers“Transatlantic Conversations: New and Emerging Approaches to Early American Studies”

A Workshop Jointly Sponsored and Organized by the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies and the Society of Early Americanists

October 4-6, 2018

Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany