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Journal of the Early Republic 26.3 (2006) 471-473

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Editor's Page

They're Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace . . .

And the JER has a new Managing Editor. It is a real pleasure to introduce Kate Tyler Wall who came to us from the Journals Department of the International Reading Association in Newark, Delaware, taking over from Tricia Manning, who left for the green pastures of West Philly and a full-time editorial gig with the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Kate has brought to our operations many years of experience and a disposition admirably suited to dealing with the vagaries of your humble correspondent's personality and musical tastes. I have a feeling that Kate has found coping with the journal's business to be the easier than coping with me, but she'd be far too polite acknowledge this. In any case, I'd like to ask you to join me in extending Kate the warmest of welcomes. Stop up and see us any time in our beautiful office in the Cassatt House at 1320 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to Kate's predecessor, Tricia Manning, for her extraordinary efforts during the JER's first two years at Philly. Simply put, Tricia was the key to the success of the transition, which she oversaw with the grace, intelligence and good humor that those around her (who, me and those two Purdue guys?) found much harder to muster. On behalf of the SHEAR membership and the JER readership, I'd like to thank Tricia, wish her the best of luck with her new post, and charge her to enjoy all the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and appurtenances attached to the title of Managing Editor Emerita, which I do hereby and unilaterally bestow upon her.

Call for Papers: SHEAR Conference, 2007

The 29th annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) will take place in Worcester, Massachusetts, July 19–22, 2007. The Program Committee encourages members of SHEAR [End Page 471] and other scholars to propose sessions and papers in all areas of research on the history and culture of the early American republic, ca. 1776–1861. We welcome submissions from advanced graduate students as well as established scholars. Proposals for entire sessions are encouraged and e-mail submission is preferred. For sessions, include a one-page rationale for the session, a one-page abstract for each paper, and brief curricula vitae for all participants including the chair and commentators. Individual paper proposals should include a one-page abstract and a brief curriculum vita. Any special requirements, such as audiovisual equipment, outlets, or accommodations for disability, should be included in the proposals. Scholars wanting to volunteer to chair or comment on sessions should contact the chair of the Program Committee and send a brief curriculum vita. Please note that all program participants must be members of SHEAR. All participants must register for the conference. December 1, 2006, is the deadline for proposals: the call for papers can be found in the back matter of this issue of the journal.

SHEAR Fellowships, 2006–2007

The Library Company of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the American Philosophical Society announce the 2006–2007 recipients of their SHEAR fellowship programs.

LCP/HSP Fellows

Friederike Baer, University of Georgia. Topic: "The Trial of Frederick Eberle: Language, National Identity, and Patriotism in Pennsylvania's German Community, 1780–1820."

Peter Messer, Mississippi State University. Topic: "Revolution by Committee: Religion, the Law, and Public Ceremony in the Birth of American Politics."

APS Fellows

David Anthony Davidson, Northwestern University. Topic: "Republic of Risk: The Intellectual Basis of Entrepreneurship in America, 1783–1803."

William Slauter, Princeton University. Topic: "News and Diplomacy in the Age of the American Revolution." [End Page 472]


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