Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850: Charleston, Feb. 23-26 2017

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Call for Papers
October 17, 2016
South Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, French History / Studies, German History / Studies, Military History

The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 (CRE) provides a venue for the presentation of original research on the history of Europe, the Atlantic World and beyond. We welcome proposals from allied disciplines and comparative studies; in short, we offer a platform for research into the revolutionary era broadly defined.

The 2017 conference will be held February 23-26 at the College of Charleston and the Francis Marion Hotel located in the center of Charleston’s historic district. The conference venues are within easy walking distance of Charleston’s eighteenth- and nineteenth-century urban core, its museums, waterfront, and many exceptional restaurants. 

Featured speakers for the 2017 conference include:

Gillen d’Arcy Wood, Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ada Ferrar, Professor of History, Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University

Caroline Winterer, Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University

The program committee prefers proposals for complete sessions (three papers, plus chair and a commentator). However, we will accept proposals for incomplete sessions and individual paper proposals. Session proposals should include name of presenter, title of paper, and brief abstract (no more than one page) for each paper; and brief CVs (no more than 2 pages) for each participant. The deadline for proposals is October 17, 2016. We welcome traditional presentations of new research as well as roundtable discussions and pedagogical panels. Proposals from doctoral students are welcome. Electronic submissions should be sent in Word or pdf format.

Send proposals to:

Professor Carol Harrison

Department of History

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208

Travel and Accommodations

Reservations should be made at the Francis Marion Hotel, located at 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403, which will serve as the conference hotel. The room rate for CRE participants is $229.00 per night, plus tax, and rooms are available at the discount rate for February 23-25.  To make your reservation and to obtain the group rate discount, go to, click “Check Availability.” At the top of the page, click the link titled “Groups.”  Your “Attendee Code” is COLLEGE OF CHA.  Then click “Sign In” and complete the reservation.  Alternately, you may call 1-877-756-2121 and state that you are attending the annual meeting of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era. The deadline for reserving a room is Tuesday January 24th, 2017. 


Contact Info: 

Professor Carol Harrison

Department of History

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208

Or contact:

Suzanne Marchand

Dept. of History

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Note: Prof. Harrison, who is a member of the CRE Board, is hosting the conference next year; Prof. Marchand is also a member of the Board, and would like to encourage more participation in the conference by scholars of Central Europe, the US, and the Atlantic world. 


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