Call For Proposals
The Colonial Society of Massachusetts
Graduate Student Forum in Early American History
20 May 2016
The New England parlor, designed for the reception and entertainment of visitors, communicated the social position and aspirations of the family. No other space received as much concentrated attention and economic outlay in its decoration, design, and furnishings. The use of parlors gradually evolved over the 18th century. Beginning as multipurpose spaces for sleeping, cooking, working, and eating, by the end of the century only the dining and entertaining functions remained.
The Margaret W. Moore and John M. Moore Research Fellowship is to provide a stipend to promote research during the academic year or summer months using the resources of the Friends Historical Library and/or the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Strong preference will be given to projects utilizing resources only available at Swarthmore.
Palmetto Connections is a regional interdisciplinary symposium that addresses issues concerning the American South. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, Political Science & Philosophy at the University of South Carolina Aiken and the Department of Humanities and Fine Arts at USC Beaufort. The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers and panels for its third meeting, Saturday April 9, 2016, at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 63rd Annual Meeting will
be hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, September 16-18, 2016. The keynote speaker will be
Susan Kingsley Kent of University of Colorado Boulder, and the plenary address will be given by
Ian Archer of the University of Oxford.
The MWCBS seeks papers from scholars in all fields of British Studies, broadly defined to include those
who study England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Britain's Empire and the Commonwealth from Roman
Call for Contributors
Shaping the New World: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection
This four-volume set is under contract with ABC-CLIO, and features over 300 entries on all aspects of Colonial America from pre-contact through the founding of the United States. The editors seek contributors for all of the available entries, which run between 1000-2500 words, in addition to a small number of 6000-word overview essays still available.
In the early modern world, no less than is true today, borders caused anxiety. A range of actors, from authorities to ordinary men and women, policed and contested boundaries; held them firm and flouted them entirely; fought over them and forged networks that transcended them. Boundaries were meant to establish sovereignty and political control, assert claims to natural resources and inhabitants’ loyalty, establish (closed) zones of economic activity, and in myriad ways determine who was in and who was out.
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History:
Anglicization of Law and through Law: Early Modern British North America, India, and Ireland Compared
Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Location: Newberry Library, Chicago
Organized by: Jane Ohlmeyer (Trinity College, Dublin), Richard Ross (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Philip Stern (Duke University)