[UPDATED] The Shattuck Colonial American History Symposium

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Call for Papers
March 4, 2022 to March 6, 2022
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies

"The past," L.P. Hartley wrote in his steady-selling novel The Go-Between, "is a foreign country; they do things differently there."  In addition to exploring the veracity of Hartley's words, the aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for historians, scholars, and students west of the Rocky Mountains, to exchange ideas about early American history.

Both individual and panel proposals are welcomed for this in-person event.  The theme is Becoming Americans.  Proposals should relate to any aspect of early American history, from 1607 to 1826.  They should be no longer than 500 words and include a 1-page curriculum vitae for the presenter(s).  All submissions should be filed as one document, preferably a .doc or x.docx and must include:

  • A paper or panel title and a brief description
  • Email and institutional affiliation for designated contact person(s)
  • A single page curriculum vitae for each participant
  • An indication of accommodations
  • An indication of AV needs

The deadline for individual and panel proposals has been extended to Friday, January 21, 2022.  Please submit proposals by email to: history@csus.edu.  Be sure to include "The Shattuck Colonial American History Symposium" in the subject line.  If there are any questions, please contact Dr. Antonio T. Bly, the symposium organizer and the Peter H. Shattuck Endowed Chair in Colonial American History at: antonio.bly@csus.edu.

The symposium's keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert A. Gross, Draper Professor of Early American History, Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut, and author of The Minutemen and their World.  Mrs. Nicole Brown, a public historian at Colonial Willamsburg, will also lead an interactive discussion about colonial American women and the challenges of teaching the eighteenth-century in the twenty-first.

COVID-19 Safety Information (subject to change):
To make this event as safe as possible for all of our attendees, we will be implementing the following COVID-19 safety guidelines and requirements for all attendees:

    Before entering the event all attendees, regardless of age, are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination, with the final dose at least 14 days prior to event date, or proof of a negative result from a COVID test taken within 72 hours of event date.
    All attendees, regardless of vaccination status are required to wear masks or face coverings inside the University Union at all times (except when actively eating and/or drinking).  The University will provide any face covering, hand disinfectant or disinfecting wipes as needed and/or requested by participants.
Contact Info: 

Dr. Antonio T. Bly
Peter H. Shattuck Endowed Chair in Colonial American History
Department of History
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street | Tahoe Hall 3084, MS 6059
Sacramento, CA 95819

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