The British Group of Early American Historians will hold their 2012 meeting at the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee between 6th and 9th of September. The conference will include a special session celebrating the career of Betty Wood, who will retire at the end of 2012. The programme committee welcome complete panel and individual proposals on any aspect of early American history but, given the joint nature of the meeting, we particularly seek proposals that focus on the interconnections that linked the people and the places of British North America before 1820. With recent scholarship engaging with issues of ethnogenesis, inter-colonial trade, and eastern influence on more settled western coastal areas, historians are finding new ways of connecting people, processes, and places, that were often previously studied in isolation. Whether it be economic networks, intellectual connections, webs of inter-regional correspondence, or cultural linkages, the organizers welcome papers that join places and people across the diverse regions of mainland British North America and the Caribbean.
Please email proposals to Emma Hart at email@example.com. Proposals should be sent as an attachment and individual submissions should include a one page description of the paper and a brief CV. Submissions for complete panels should include a brief CV for each of the participants and a one paragraph overview of the panel in addition to the individual paper outlines. The deadline for proposals is February 15th 2012.
Confirmed speakers include Professor Sylvia Frey, Professor Michele Gillespie, Professor Mark Peterson and Professor Bill Speck.
Dr. Emma Hart
Department of History,
University of St. Andrews,
Fife, Scotland, KY16 9AR
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