Thursday, January 4, 2018

CFP Deadline Reminder: “Entangled Histories” Conference at the McNeil Center

Proposals are invited for a two-day conference on "Entangled Histories: Making New Connections in Early America, c. 1750–1850," which will be held at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies on April 5-7, 2018. The organizers
are looking for scholars who challenge traditional narratives of imperial or national history by applying a wider lens to Anglo-America. The goal is to foster a wide-ranging debate on relations across borders – geographic, political, legal, social, and ethnic – in the Americas. . . . We seek papers that link Anglo-America to the Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, or French empires. Alternatively, proposals might situate the British Atlantic in relation to East Asia or the Gulf Coast borderlands. We also welcome studies about historical figures on the legal, social, or geographic margins of British America – such as maroons, refugees, smugglers, missionaries, indigenous peoples, etc. The program for this conference will highlight the value of entangled history in current debates on global capitalism and slavery, sovereignty and state power, ethnogenesis, and other major issues.
Those wishing to propose a paper should submit an abstract of 300-400 words, along with a short curriculum vitae, to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu with “Entangled Histories” in the subject line. Please include name, affiliation, and contact information at the head of the abstract. The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2018. Some funding is available to offset the costs of travel and lodging for conference participants. Please see the full call for papers for additional information.
     Questions about the conference may be directed to Eliga Gould (eliga.gould@unh.edu) or Julia Mansfield (julia.mansfield@stanford.edu).