Need for panel chair, SHAFR 2018

Dear colleagues,

I am seeking a chair for a panel on Early American foreign relations for SHAFR (Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations) in Philadelphia from June 21-23, 2018 (NOT SHEAR, which is in Cleveland in July). The title of the proposed panel is "The Caribbean as a site of self-imagining in Early U.S. Foreign Relations."

SHAFR understands "foreign relations" broadly, so anybody who does Atlantic World would fit that description. We currently have 3 panelists and a commentator, but no chair, and the chronological scope is roughly 1798-1830.

Providence College Seminar in the History of Early America

Please join us for our next Providence College Seminar in the History of Early America when we welcome: 

Dr. Lorri Glover

John Francis Bannon SJ Endowed Chair & Professor of History

St. Louis University

She will present “Provincial in the Metropole,” which is a chapter from her biography of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793) entitled An “All Accomplished” Woman in the Age of Revolution.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Liberal Arts Honors Seminar Room (no. 202)

The Ruane Center for the Humanities

Providence College

CFP: “Transatlantic Conversations": SEA and Obama Institute Workshop

Call for Papers“Transatlantic Conversations: New and Emerging Approaches to Early American Studies”

A Workshop Jointly Sponsored and Organized by the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies and the Society of Early Americanists

October 4-6, 2018

Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships, 2018-2019

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. (Visit www.masshist.org to learn about the Society's extensive collections in early American history.) The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Mark your calendar with the deadlines below!

Contact between U.S. officials and European colonial administrators?

Hello H-SHEAR, has anyone has found instances of American ministers (not consuls) or members of Congress officially contacting in person or in written correspondence European colonial administrators in the Americas? I am aware of the rich history of filibustering in Cuba, Nicaragua, etc., but did the American government ever attempt to conduct direct relations with a European colony? I'm curious about the diplomatic status in American state policy of European colonial officials.

Thank you.

Tim Roberts 

Professor of History

Western Illinois University


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