CFP: CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Graduate Student Conference

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Call for Papers
January 31, 2020
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Intellectual History

Call for Papers:


CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Sixth Annual Graduate Student Conference



May 8, 2020


Graduate Center, CUNY


New York, NY


Keynote Speaker: François Furstenburg, Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and author of:

When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped the Nation


CUNY EARS invites proposals for papers focusing on the period ranging between the colonial period and the end of the Civil War. Topics can include but are not limited to gender, material culture, religion, the Atlantic World, slavery, Native American history, politics, law, print culture, biography, immigration, urbanism, communication, capitalism, and environmental history. We particularly welcome proposals that consider these topics from alternative disciplinary perspectives, including literature, political science, economics, legal studies, sexuality, urban studies, women, gender, and the digital humanities. Now in its sixth year, this conference has developed a proud tradition of hosting graduate students from across the world and of being on the scholarly cutting edge. The conference will be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.




The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2020. Please send an abstract (300 words) and a one-page CV as one document to Include your name in the title of the document. Also, please note in the abstract any AV requirements or special accommodations for your paper.


About Us


The CUNY Graduate Center’s Early American Republic Seminar (EARS) is a student-run organization focused on


promoting and facilitating the study of early American history. Our primary mission is to provide a space for graduate students and early career scholars to present works in progress in a rigorous but collegial environment. EARS has also hosted a number of public talks by prominent historians. For a look at announcements or our upcoming schedule, visit


For any questions about this event, contact our conference organizers, Madeline Lafuse


( or Evan Turiano (

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