Enfield Shaker Museum Annual Forum on the Shakers

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Call for Papers
January 24, 2020
New Hampshire, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Social History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Spring Forum on the Shakers                                      

April 24 – 26, 2020

A weekend conference at Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH


Enfield Shaker Museum’s Annual Forum on the Shakers will be held April 24 - 26, 2020. The Museum seeks proposals for papers and presentations for the Forum weekend. Preference will be given to proposals based on primary source material such as journals, ledger books, oral histories, newspapers, artifacts, correspondence, and maps. Each presentation no more than 45 minutes in length, will be followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers. The Museum will award a $500 cash prize to the presenter demonstrating the highest standard in new and outstanding scholarship. All presenters receive free lodging and a special rate on meals. Student scholarships are available.


The Forum will include lectures, tours, receptions, and meals. A welcome reception, dinner, and program will be held on Friday, April 24. Programs, presentations, tours, and performances will be held all day on Saturday, April 25. A dinner and program will be held on Saturday evening. Site-related programs and tours will be held on Sunday morning following breakfast.


To Submit a Proposal: Send an abstract of 500 words or fewer and a CV or resume by January 24 to Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748, or email to education@shakermuseum.org. Please include your name, address and a phone number in your email. Applicants will be notified of the presenting schedule by January 31. Those eligible for receipt of the Museum’s award will be asked to submit their papers (preferably by email) by April 3. The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 25.


General Registration: Weekend package rates double occupancy: Museum members $325 per person, Nonmembers $345 per person. Weekend package rates single occupancy: Museum members $390 per person, Nonmembers $420 per person. Single night overnight package double occupancy: Museum members $220 per person, Nonmembers $240 and single occupancy: Museum members $250 per person, Nonmembers $275. All packages include lodging, meals, and programs. Register by calling Enfield Shaker Museum at (603) 632-4346 or online at shakermuseum.org.


Enfield Shaker Museum is situated between Mascoma Lake and Mount Assurance. It is located five miles from I-89, about 12 miles from Dartmouth College and about 15 miles from the Vermont border. The Museum is 17 minutes from the Lebanon Municipal Airport in Lebanon, NH, 90 minutes from Manchester Boston Regional Airport, and 130 minutes from Boston’s Logan International Airport. Many museums, art galleries, and restaurants are in our Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region.


Contact Info: 

Kyle Sandler

Enfield Shaker Museum

447 NH Route 4A

Enfield, NH 03748