CFP Boston Area Early American History Seminar

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Deadline: March 15, 2015

Call for Proposals

The Boston Area Seminar in Early American History

The Boston Area Seminar in Early American History invites proposals for sessions in its 2015-2016 series.  Since 1989, the Seminar has been held at the Massachusetts Historical Society.  Programs take place on the first Tuesday evening of most months between October and May.  The Seminar’s steering committee welcomes suggestions for papers dealing with all aspects of American history and culture from the era of first contact to the Civil War.  Programs are not confined to Massachusetts topics, nor are they limited to the research of historians.

The audience for the seminar consists of regular participants and others drawn to a specific topic; the seminars are widely announced on H-Net and in M.H.S. publications.  Each session focuses on the discussion of a pre-circulated paper.  The essayist and an assigned commentator will each have an opportunity for remarks before the discussion is opened to the floor.  Papers must be available for circulation at least a month before the date of the seminar.

The seminar’s steering committee would like to fill two or three sessions through this call.  If you wish to be considered for a slot, please send your CV and a one-page précis of your paper by March 15 to Conrad E. Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, or to

In your proposal, please indicate when your paper will be available for distribution.  If there are special scheduling conditions, such as a planned trip to Boston or an extended period when you cannot make a presentation, please indicate this in your proposal. For more information, visit the seminar’s webpage,

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