CFP: Graduate Conference on “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early America”

The Early American Republic Seminar at CUNY invites proposals for papers focusing on the years ranging between the colonial period and the end of the Civil War for its fourth annual graduate student conference. The theme for the conference, which will be held on May 11, 2018, at the CUNY Graduate Center, is "Common Ground: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early America."
    Topics include but are not limited to gender, material culture, religion, the Atlantic World, slavery, Native American history, politics, law, print culture, biography, immigration, urbanism, capitalism, and environmental history. Proposals that consider these topics from alternative disciplinary perspectives, including literature, political science, legal studies, urban studies, women and gender studies, and the digital humanities, are particularly welcome. For more details, please see the full call for papers.
    The extended deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018. Please send an abstract (300 words) and a one-page CV as one document to Include your name in the title of the document. Also, please note in the abstract any AV requirements or special accommodations for your paper. Questions about this event should be directed to the conference organizers, Evan Turiano ( or Alexander Gambaccini (
    The CUNY Graduate Center’s Early American Republic Seminar (EARS) is a student-run organization focused on promoting and facilitating the study of early American history. Its primary mission is to provide a space for graduate students and early career scholars to present works in progress in a rigorous but collegial environment.