The Inaugural Draper Graduate Student Conference on Early American Studies will take place November 10 and 11 in Storrs, CT, at the University of Connecticut, and November 12 in Worcester, MA, at the American Antiquarian Society.
This year's conference theme, "Coming to Our Senses: Rediscovering Early America," focuses on the role of the senses in graduate student research on Early America. On Thursday evening, Rhys Isaac, Professor Emeritus at Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia and author of "Landon Carter's Uneasy Kingdom: Revolution and Rebellion on a Virginia Plantation" will give the keynote address of the Inaugural Draper Graduate Student Conference on Early American Studies.
A reception will follow the address.
On Friday, graduate students from across the country will present their research. On Saturday, conference participants will travel to the American Antiquarian Society for the program, "The American Antiquarian Society as Research Spa: A Primer for Scholars and Fellowship Applicants."
Participants will enjoy lunch before the concluding address of the conference, given by former UConn History Professor Karen Kupperman, who is now at New York University.
Please visit the conference website for the full program and to register. Transportation will be provided to Worcester with no charge, but preregistration is imperative.
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