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Call for Papers, SHEAR 2012, Baltimore, Maryland: "Local and Global Connections in the Early Republic: New Approaches and New Contexts"

The 34th annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic will convene July 19–22, 2012, in Baltimore, home of the "Star Spangled Banner," as the State of Maryland begins its celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The Program Committee invites proposals for sessions and papers exploring all aspects of the history and culture of the early American republic, together with its northern and southern borderlands and transnational connections, c. 1776–1860. We particularly welcome work informed by new methodologies and approaches, participants from outside traditional boundaries of the field, and submissions focusing on pedagogy and public history. The Program Committee will consider proposals for individual papers and for full sessions, with a preference for complete panels. We also welcome workshops with precirculated papers, panels that encourage audience participation, and sessions in which panelists assess the state of debate on a topic. Any scholar interested in acting as a session chair or commentator should submit a short curriculum vitae. All submissions should be electronic. Please include the following information in a single Word document that begins with the surname of the contact person (e.g., "Smith.shear.2012.doc").

  1. 1. Panel title and short, one-paragraph description.

  2. 2. Proposals for each paper (no more than 100 words each).

  3. 3. Single-page curriculum vitae for each participant.

  4. 4. Indication of any special requirements, such as audiovisual equipment or facilities for disability. A/V requests will be honored only if technology is integral to presentation.

  5. 5. Email address of designated contact person. [End Page 499]

Please submit your proposals by email to the Program Committee Chair: Amy Greenberg, Please note that all program participants will be required to register for the conference. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2011.

Program Committee for 2012:

Amy Greenberg, Penn State University, Chair

Tom Carney, University of Baltimore

Enrico Dal Lago, National University of Ireland, Galway

Brian DeLay, University of California at Berkeley

Don Hickey, Wayne State College

Nancy Isenberg, Louisiana State University

Alexis McCrossen, Southern Methodist University

John Quist, Shippensburg University

Seth Rockman, Brown University

Future SHEAR Conferences

July 19–22, 2012, Baltimore

July 18–21, 2013, St. Louis

2014, Philadelphia

Congratulations to the newest SHEAR fellows

The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania announce the 2011–2012 recipients of their SHEAR fellowship programs:

Ashli White, Department of History, University of Miami, "Object Lessons of the Revolutionary Atlantic"

Paul J. Polgar, PhD candidate in history, CUNY Graduate Center, "To Be Free and Equal? Antislavery Reform in America, 1783–1833." [End Page 500]



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