The 2019 annual meeting of the 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 that
  • 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.
Individual proposals will be considered, but the program committee gives priority to proposals for complete panels that include a chair and commentator. 
The submission deadline is December 1, 2018. For more information, please see the complete call for papers and the SHEAR annual meeting website.