IMPORTANT Conference News

Robyn Davis Blog Post

Dear SHEARites, I have news about our upcoming conference so please read the message even if you have already registered.

If you have pre-registered, thank you!  If you haven’t, please pre-register today at  Pre-registration ends on 7 July so if you miss the window, you will have to register on-site using cash or a check only and pay a $30 supplement.

If you are a graduate student presenting at the conference, SHEAR will subvent your conference registration fee.  You must still register but you will be reimbursed. 

Conference registration on

Conference Updates

Robyn Davis Blog Post

Hello SHEARites! The 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic is only three months away, and plans are well underway.  On 1 May, an online version of the program will be available at; printed programs will be available to conference attendees upon check-in.

For those of you eager to begin making travel arrangements, here is some helpful information:


A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hotel, 237 South Broad Street, located in the heart of the Theater District on the Avenue of the Arts.  Rates are $159/single or double, $169

Indiana Association of Historians

37th Annual Meeting

Ivy Tech-Lafayette

February 17-18, 2017

“Luther, literacy, and liberation:  An educated public and the birth of the modern world”

When:                          February 17-18, 2017

Where:            Ivy Hall, Ivy Tech Community College, 3101 South Creasy Lane, Lafayette, IN 

Draft Program:            see IAH's website

Campus Map     

Fees:                           Registration     $65 (includes reception Friday and Saturday luncheon)

Membership:               Renew or join IAH     $15


By Nathan H. Dize (University of Maryland)


On May 26, I decided to make the trip to York College (CUNY) for a series of pre-Latin American Studies Association micro-lectures on Haitian and Dominican relations following the Constitutional Tribunal’s sentencia 168-13. The 2013 sentencia retroactively denies Dominican-born children of non-Dominican parents the right to citizenship for those born from 1928 until the present day, rendering thousands of Dominicans stateless. The event, organized by Kiran Jayaram (York College), ultimately sought to provide expert perspectives on the issue, its

Registration Open 1 May

Robyn Davis Blog Post

Hello SHEARites! The 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic is in less than three months, and plans are well underway. We are no longer distributing printed programs in advance of the meeting (printed programs will be available to conference attendees upon check-in). Instead, an online version of the program will be available on the SHEAR website after 1 May and the mobile phone app / digital versions will be available after 15 May.  The digital program will allow you to create your own schedule, receive texted program updates, tap into Twitter and

H-High-S at the NEHTA Digital History Conference - Providence, RI

Joseph J. Ferreira, Jr. Blog Post

Greetings from the Nelson W. Aldrich House, former East Side of Providence home of Sen. Nelson W. Aldrich (nicknamed "the General Manager of the United States" during his service in the US Senate and father-in-law to John D. Rockefeller, Jr.), current headquarters of the Rhode Island Historical Society and site of today's New England History Teachers Association conference on Digital History.  I will endeavor to post updates on some of the conference sessions and workshops throughout the day,  I invite network members to comment, pose questions and share your own thoughts about digital history

Conference Etiquette

Nick Timmerman Blog Post

Hi Everyone, 

I wanted to discuss the topic of conference etiquette for this month's Insider Information Blog. Please feel free to join the conversation. 

I've attendended several conferences over my years as a graduate student. They can be intimidating, overwhelming, and at times out-right frightening. They are also excellent places to network, workshop a current research project, and get feedback. Conferences typically take place in large cities with easy access to cultural venues, historical sites, and fantastic food. Basically, conferences can be a lot of fun and a very rewarding experience