CFP: CUNY Grad Student Conference on “Power and Democracy in Early America”

The CUNY Early American Republic Seminar (EARS) invites proposals for papers focusing on the period ranging between the colonial period and the end of the Civil War for its upcoming conference on "Power and Democracy in Early America," to be held at the CUNY Graduate Center on May 10, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Andrew Shankman of Rutgers University, Camden.
     Topics can 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, economics, legal studies, sexuality, urban studies, women, gender, and the digital humanities, are particularly welcome.
    The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2019 has been extended to February 1, 2019. Please send an abstract (300 words) and a one-page CV as one document to Please see the full call for papers for details. Questions may be directed to the conference organizers, Miriam Liebman ( or Alexander Gambaccini (