A Student of History

January 12, 2012

The American Revolution Reborn

Filed under: Early America,The Academy,Wars — John Maass @ 10:14 am

J.S. Copley, "The Death of Maj. Pierson"

“The American Revolution Reborn: New Perspectives for the 21st Century”

Philadelphia, 31 May—2 June 2013

Call for Papers

With generous support from an anonymous donor, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the David Library of the American Revolution, and the American Philosophical Society will host an international conference on the American Revolution, 31 May—2 June 2013.

The conference aims to showcase new directions and emerging trends in scholarship. The conference organizers expect that it will be the first in a series of gatherings exploring important themes on the era of the American Revolution.

Because the conference hopes to launch new interpretations of the era of the American Revolution, the organizers welcome paper proposals representing diverse disciplinary approaches and interpretative frameworks. As detailed below, four broad themes will organize the conference: Violence and the American Revolution; The American Revolution and Civil Wars; Power and Revolution; and Religion and Revolution. Paper proposals should be approximately 500 words and should be accompanied by a brief c.v. In addition to summarizing the proposed paper’s argument, proposals should directly address how the paper sheds new light on the understanding of the American Revolution. Those submitting proposals should identify which theme their paper addresses, although conference organizers reserve the right to place it in any of the groups.

Submissions and questions should be sent in Word format to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu, with “Revolution Conference” in the subject line. The deadline for submission is 2 March 2012.

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