The Providence College Seminar on the History of Early America (PC-SHEA)

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Call for Papers
July 1, 2022
United States
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Providence College Seminar on the History of Early America (PC-SHEA)

Call for Papers

Hosted by Department of History & Classics

Providence College

Providence, RI

The Providence College Seminar on the History of Early America (PC-SHEA) invites proposals to discuss pre-circulated works in progress, including chapters of doctoral dissertations, book projects, and article drafts on any aspect of early American history before the 1830s. We are particularly interested in article or chapter length papers covering early North American history, but would also consider papers exploring developments in Latin America and the broader Atlantic world. The Seminar is organized by Professors Steven Carl Smith, Sharon Ann Murphy, Edward E. Andrews, Adrian Chastain Weimer, Patrick H. Breen, and Fr. David Thomas Orique, O.P.

The Seminar will meet several times during the academic year in the Ruane Center for the Humanities on the campus of Providence College. Accepted papers will be distributed at least one week prior to the meeting to Seminar participants and members of our email list. We will provide light refreshments for the 90 minute discussion.

We invite proposals (500 words) and CVs from interested faculty and graduate students. In your proposal, please indicate travel availability. Please submit your proposals to Professor Steven Carl Smith ( no later than July 1, 2022. The schedule will be announced by August 1, 2022. A modest stipend and funds to help defray the cost of travel to Providence will be available to Seminar presenters.

If you would like to be added to our Seminar mailing list, please email Professor Sharon Ann Murphy (

The Providence College Seminar on the History of Early America is supported by a generous grant from the Gladys Brooks Foundation, the Department of History & Classics, the School of Arts & Sciences, and Latin and Latina/o Studies.

Providence College is a Roman Catholic, four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and is located three hours from New York City and one hour from Boston in a thriving city with a rich cultural heritage.

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