Graduate Student Forum Colonial Society of Massachusetts

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Call for Papers
June 8, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Colonial America, African American History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

The Colonial Society’s Graduate Forum brings together new generations of scholars to share their work on early American history. Since 1999, more than 130 promising graduate students have joined Colonial Society members and friends in a day of scholarly engagement. Moderator Richard D. Brown,  Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of History emeritus, University of Connecticut will guide the discussions for the 2018 Forum.

We invite papers on all aspects of early American history (up to 1815).

The Graduate Forum begins with dinner on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 87 Mount Vernon Street on Boston’s Beacon Hill.  Presentations and discussion follow on Friday, June 8, with Professor Brown giving closing remarks. 

The Colonial Society will provide accommodations in Boston and reimburse you for travel expenses.

  Your proposal

--should not exceed five pages;

--should give a vivid sense of your dissertation topic;

--should highlight some methodological or conceptual problem you have encountered in your research.

Submit proposals by February 1, 2018, to  Robert Allison, at


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