The Early American History and Culture Seminar provides a forum for works-in-progress that explore any aspect of early American life, politics, and culture, broadly conceived. We welcome papers on early North American or Caribbean history, from roughly 1500 to 1830, as well as papers treating the Americas from comparative, Atlantic, and global perspectives.The seminar is open to graduate students, faculty members, and independent scholars. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority is given to individuals who are at a stage of their research at which they can best profit from discussion. Special consideration will be given to proposals from graduate students at a stage of their dissertation where they could most benefit from a seminar presentation. The seminar meets on selected Wednesdays during the academic year, 5:30–7:00 PM, at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief c.v. to Heather Radke, Program Assistant, Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture, The Newberry Library. Please send all materials as electronic attachments via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in proposing a paper and have questions, please contact one of the seminar coordinators, Betsy Erkkila (Northwestern University, email@example.com), John Donoghue (Loyola University Chicago, firstname.lastname@example.org), and Corey Capers (University of Illinois at Chicago, email@example.com). The Newberry Library is unable to provide funds for travel or lodging, but can assist in locating discounted accommodations.
Scholl Center for
American History and Culture
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago IL 60610
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