Friday, November 11, 2016

CFP: SHEAR, 2017

The next annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) will be held on July 20-23, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to the call for papers:
The Program Committee invites proposals for sessions and papers exploring all aspects of the history and culture of the early American republic, together with its northern and southern borderlands and transnational connections, c. 1776-1861. We particularly seek:
  • New scholarship in the history of African Americans, Native Americans, the carceral state, gender, and sexuality
  • Work informed by new methodologies and approaches
  • Participants from outside traditional boundaries of the field (for example, the Parks Service)
  • Submissions focusing on pedagogy, public history, and digital humanities.
We also welcome panels that foster audience participation, feature pre-circulated papers, or assess the state of a given field. Scholars who desire to participate in non-traditional sessions (such as pecha-kucha) should also submit proposals.
Priority is given to proposals for complete panels (including a chair and commentator), although individual papers will be considered.
     The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2016. Proposals should be submitted by email to either Doug Egerton,, or Leigh Fought,, with SHEAR2017 in the subject line. For complete information about submission procedures and other conference details, please consult the full call for papers.