SHEAR Panel on Masculinity and Religion

Dear Colleagues,

I am seeking additional participants for a potential SHEAR panel on masculinity and religon. My research focuses on changing depictions of manhood in the published biographies and memoirs of foreign missionaries throughout the first half of the nineteenth century. If you are interested in discussing issues of manhood, religious movements, social reform, and/or print culture, please contact me asap at

Thank you!

Ashley E. Moreshead, Ph.D.

University of Central Florida

Panelists for SHEAR 2018 - Atlantic World Encounters: Manifestations of Empire

Hello all,

I am interested in assembling a panel for the SHEAR 2018 meeting (July 18-22, Cleveland, Ohio) and am in need of panelists. Tentatively entitled "Atlantic World Encounters: Manifestations of Empire,” papers could address themes including material culture, expansionism, and exchange of ideas, culture, and diplomacy. My own work is focused on the material culture of empire during Lafayette’s tour of the United States in 1824-1825. If interested in participating, please email me a quick overview of your paper. Thanks!


Call for Panelists: Mental Illness in Early America, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) Annual Meeting in Cleveland, OH July 18-22, 2018

My name is Gregory D. Wiker. I am a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Rochester. I am interested in forming a panel on the theme of mental illness for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) Annual Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio from July 18-22, 2018.

SHEAR 2018: panel on the history of celebrity

Jane Calvert (University of Kentucky) and I are putting together a panel on the history of celebrity in the early American republic and would welcome ideas for more panelists. Whereas once scholars insisted that the phenomenon of celebrity could only appear by the twentieth century, a wide range of new works -- particularly in British history and literature -- have demonstrated a far earlier emergence. SHEAR hasn't featured a panel on the topic in many years; please join us!

CFP: Forming a SHEAR 2018 Panel


I am interested in forming a panel for SHEAR 2018. My own research is centered around slave subjecthood within the British Empire, specifically between England and the mainland North American colonies. Possible papers for this panel could include slave and free black legal statuses in the Anglo-American world, slave/freedom cases, or other topics surrounding slavery.


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