Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on July 18-21. The call for papers has just been posted:
The program committee invites proposals for sessions and papers exploring all aspects of and approaches to the history and culture of the early American republic, c. 1776-1861. We particularly encourage submissions thatThe submission deadline is December 1, 2018. For more information, please see the complete call for papers and the SHEAR annual meeting website.
Individual proposals will be considered, but the program committee gives priority to proposals for complete panels that include a chair and commentator.
- reflect the diversity of the past, but also address the most pressing issues of the present;
- fill gaps in the historical narrative and/or historiography;
- focus on pedagogy, public history, digital humanities, and other alternative methodologies;
- foster audience participation, feature pre-circulated papers, or assess the state of a given field.