CFP: Washington Early American Seminar 2021-22

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The Washington Area Early American Seminar, hosted by the University of Maryland, invites proposals from scholars wishing to present work in progress in the next academic year on any topic connected to Atlantic world or American history prior to 1865. We especially welcome proposals related to Black life in this period. Genuine work in progress is preferable to polished, already-accepted pieces.

The seminar meets monthly during term time and our regular members include faculty and graduate students from a variety of DC-area institutions. Papers are pre-circulated and we expect that our face to face Friday afternoon (4-6pm) seminars will be followed by a dinner at a local restaurant. We will also host a mini-conference on Zoom on December 3-4, 2021.

To propose a paper, please upload a brief, one-page cv and submit a title along with a 300-word description of the paper here:

Deadline for submissions is June 18.

If you want to be added to the mailing list or if you have questions please contact any of the conveners: Rick Bell (, Chris Bonner (, Holly Brewer (,  Clare Lyons (, or  Zack Dorner ( .