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Welcome to The Map, the OI’s collection of upcoming events for Early Americanists. Click on any pin to get more information about events being held at that location or use the list below to see what is happening in your neighborhood and around the world. This page lists events in order of start date. Simply click the button to the right to see the full list. (Surfing the map will in no way affect the order of the list by the way, so play with it as much as you like.) Click on the button just below The Map to see the map with a list of the same events ordered by event type (conference, seminar or lecture). Our Regional Editors are doing a terrific job of keeping this page updated, but contact Martha Howard ( to share any additional event news.

Conference: Society of Early Americanists
March 2, 2017 - March 4, 2017
Tulsa, OK

Proposals for traditional or experimental format sessions on all aspects of early America are welcome, but we will be especially attentive to the question of the public in early America as well as the public place of early American studies today.
Conference: Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) Annual Meeting
March 2, 2017 - March 4, 2017
Montgomery, AL

Annual Theme: Colonial Intersections in the Eighteenth Century
Conference: Southern American Studies Association Biennial Conference
March 2, 2017 - March 4, 2017
Williamsburg, VA

Annual Theme: Migrations and Circulations
Conference: The 2017 Virginia Forum
March 2, 2017 - March 4, 2017
Norfolk, VA

Annual Theme: “Who Are We?: Identity and Memory in Virginia”
Conference: A Time and a Place: Race and Racism in Comparative Perspective
March 2, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Baltimore, MD

P.J. Brendese, Erin Chung, and Clara Han, co-directors of the Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (RIC) Program at Johns Hopkins University, will host the sixth annual graduate student conference exploring questions of racism and racial formation in comparative perspective.
Conference: Empires of Charity
March 3, 2017
Warwick, England

As historians of religious missions, transnational advocacy networks, humanitarian interventions and colonial discourse will be well aware, the longer history of philanthropic giving and the charitable act is deeply entwined with imperialism and empire, and continues to be associated with neo-imperialism in the contemporary era. This workshop seeks to interrogate and investigate this nexus to expand our understanding of the relationship between systems of charity and imperialism broadly defined within a trans-temporal and global framework.
Conference: Southeast Regional Graduate Student Conference
March 3, 2017
Tallahassee, FL

The History Graduate Student Association of Florida State University invites all graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to join us. The theme for the conference is "Oppression and Resistance."
Conference: Women on the Move
March 3, 2017 - March 4, 2017
Belfast, Northern Ireland

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the annual history conference celebrating International Women's Day at Queen's University Belfast. The conference is organised by postgraduate history students at Queen's and aims to explore and promote women's history.
Lecture: Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian
March 7, 2017
Washington, DC

Historian C. L. Bragg discusses and signs copies of his book at the Society of the Cincinnati.
Conference: Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium
March 9, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Ottawa, Canada

The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium is one of the longest running history graduate conferences in Canada. This year's theme, " Revealing the Past," aims to highlight how self-conscious historical work reveals the past.
Conference: Hoaxes, Humbugs, Pranks and Play: Functions and Expressions of Foolery in American Society and Culture
March 10, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Boston, MA

The New England American Studies Association’s (NEASA) spring conference offers an opportune moment to pursue connotations of playfulness and trickery, and of enjoyment and leisure. We invite contributions that interrogate, reflect on, and celebrate the changing functions and sites of playfulness and trickery in American society and culture.
Conference: American Academy of Religion - Western Region Conference
March 10, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

Annual Theme: Religion, Race, and Racism
Seminar: Ohio Seminar in Early American History and Culture
March 10, 2017
Columbus, OH

Julie A. Mujic, Sacred Heart University, "Would Cotton or Corn Rule?: Southern Perspectives on their importance to the Midwestern Economy."
Seminar: Maritime History and Culture Seminar
March 14, 2017
London, England

Keynotes: Laura Humphreys and Aaron Jaffer, National Maritime Museum, "‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galleries’: challenges in curating permanent exhibitions."
Conference: History, Law, and Politics
March 15, 2017 - March 17, 2017
João Pessoa, Brazil
Deadline: December 4, 2017

Annual Theme: "Court Cases and Pluraity of Interpretations"
Conference: Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) Annual Meeting
March 16, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Myrtle Beach, SC

SAHMS welcomes papers for this meeting that discuss the history of medicine and/or science. This is broadly construed to encompass all fields and subfields historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical, legal, and sociological related to the historical understanding of any aspect of science, medicine, health care, and the medical and health science professions, as well as closely related topics, including issues related to science or medicine involving race, disabilities, sustainability, environment, technology, and gender studies.
Conference: First Iberian Colloquium on Landscape
March 16, 2017 - March 17, 2017
Lisbon, Portugal

Landscapes present themselves as sceneries we have inherited, where we live, and from where we draw the resources needed to subsist as a civilisation and as a species. The aim of this colloquium is to reflect about the diversity of multidisciplinary aspects, analytical methods, and intervention techniques related to the study of landscape, establishing a forum focused on the future relationship between humanity and landscape.
Conference: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference
March 16, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

Annual Theme: Odd Bodies
Conference: Pocahontas and After: Historical Culture and Transatlantic Encounters, 1617-2017
March 16, 2017 - March 18, 2017
London, England

Using Pocahontas’ visit to England and her death and burial in Kent as an entry point, this conference will explore the continued interest in Pocahontas as a subject of study.
Conference: Global History of Black Girlhood Conference
March 17, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Charlottesville , VA

The Global History of Black Girlhood Conference will gather an interdisciplinary network of scholars to frame the emerging field of black girl history. The project grows out of the History of Black Girlhood Network, an informal collaboration among scholars researching the experiences of black girls from the sixteenth century to present in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.
Conference: Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference
March 17, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Blacksburg, VA

Our conference is an opportunity to share graduate research projects in a supportive, professional environment, and a chance to network with your future colleagues.
Seminar: Mémoires Militaires, Historiques et Politiques de Rochambeau
March 17, 2017
Washington, DC

Society of the Cincinnati Library Director Ellen Clark presents two recent acquisitions of major significance – the original manuscript of the comte de Rochambeau’s memoir of his life and military career, and his family’s annotated copy of the posthumously published edition, Mémoires Militaires.
Conference: Power, Place and People: The Local and the Global
March 18, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Boston, MA
Deadline: March 1, 2017

The Northeastern History Graduate Student Association invites proposal submissions for its 9th annual graduate student conference. The conference hopes to explore a wide range of themes and topics in world history, addressing the many links and interactions between the global and local scales, and everything in between.
Conference: The Art of Remembrance: Family, Art and Memory in New England
March 18, 2017
Deerfield, MA

This day-long symposium will explore artistic productions of familial memory and commemoration in New England from the 1600s to the turn of the twentieth century. For scholars, the art of family offers unique and compelling entry points to explore ways New Englanders chose to remember, commemorate, memorialize, mourn and/or celebrate family members, rites of passage and other domestic events.
Conference: Scale of Nature: Long Nineteenth-Century Culture and the Great Chain of Being
March 18, 2017
Durham, England

This one-day interdisciplinary conference examines Britain’s understanding of the Scale of Nature by investigating the Great Chain of Being in the context of the pre-, non- and post-Darwinian as well as Darwinian evolutionary culture in the long nineteenth century. It pays particular attention to visual representations of natural hierarchies.
Conference: Cultures of Change
March 23, 2017 - March 24, 2017
Vermillion, SD

USD's Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Research Center welcomes submissions from scholars, artists, and activists interested in presenting work that grapples with the pursuit of and response to structural and cultural change, particularly related to the politics of gender and the rights and representation of marginalized groups, both today and historically.
Conference: New Directions in Florida’s African American History: Deep South Patterns or Sunshine State Exceptionalism
March 23, 2017 - March 25, 2017
St. Augustine, FL
Deadline: December 16, 2017

The conference will emphasize new interpretive and/or research trends in the topic and will consider all eras in Florida history, but the conference committee especially welcomes those that address the issue of the state’s place within Southern history as a whole in the formation, progression, and evolution of the long black freedom struggle. Conference organizers expect select presentations to result in an edited volume.
Conference: Barnes Club Conference
March 24, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

The James A. Barnes Club is Temple University's graduate student history organization. Proposals from graduate students for individual papers or panels are welcome on any topic, time period, or approach to history.
Conference: Cultures and Practices of Travel, 1600-1800
March 24, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Leicester, England

Delving beyond ars apodemica and the field of travel literature, this two-day conference (funded by the British Academy) explores the range of new methods and theoretical approaches with which scholars are currently transforming the study of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century travel.
Conference: Rethinking Movements
March 24, 2017
Syracuse, NY

The Future Professoriate Program of the Department of History at Syracuse University is pleased to announce its ninth annual graduate conference. This year's theme, "Rethinking Movements," should be interpreted broadly to include papers on movements pertaining to political, social, cultural, religious, and philosophical developments.
Conference: The African American Intellectual History Society 2nd Annual Conference
March 24, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee

Annual Theme: Exploring the Boundaries of Black Intellectual History
Conference: American Conference for Irish Studies
March 29, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Kansas City, MO

This conference welcomes proposals on all aspects of Irish Studies, including the arts, cinema, culture, history, language, literature, and politics of Ireland and its diaspora. Especially welcome are proposals that address: (1) Connections between history and literature and the visual arts such as painting, photography, sculpture, and cinema; (2) The sesquicentennial of Fenian activism, including the Manchester Martyrs and the founding of Clan na Gael; (3) Irish music, the social sciences, and sciences; (4) Topics that cross disciplinary lines.
Conference: Migrations and Borders in the United States: Discourses, Representations, Imaginary Contexts
March 29, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Grenoble, France

This conference aims to analyze the discourse, the representation and the imaginary contexts linked to migrations and borders in the United States. We welcome interdisciplinary proposals for papers in English and French from the fields of history, cultural, political and discourse studies, sociology, geography, and anthropology.
Conference: Fourteenth Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies
March 30, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Detroit, MI

Annual Theme: Violence and Citizenship
Conference: The Business History Conference Annual Meeting
March 30, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Denver, CO

Annual Theme: Civilizations
Conference: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
March 30, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

2017 Annual Meeting
Conference: International Graduate Historical Studies Conference
March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Annual Theme: Crossing Borders, Challenging Boundaries
Conference: Rupturing Colonial Legacies: Colonialisms and Decolonizations in Africa and the African Diaspora
March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Austin, TX

The goal of the 2017 Africa Conference is to problematize historical and contemporary colonial and neo-colonial power structures in relation to Africa and the African Diaspora, as well as to (re)imagine and map out alternative futures both within and outside of these global matrices of power and domination.
Conference: University of Buffalo Graduate History Conference
March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Buffalo, NY

We seek original papers that explore the currents of contemporary scholarship and analyze a wide range of historical topics, time periods, and geographic locations. This year, we are especially seeking research that addresses the theme of “Changing Urban Landscapes.”
Conference: Thinking with Empire
March 31, 2017
New Brunswick, NJ

Taking into account the veritable explosion of scholarly works published within the last fifteen years, this conference asks scholars to continue to re-think the conceptual, geographic, temporal and thematic boundaries of empire and the imperial. While this conference is certainly interested in exploring the many ways in which empire and the nation-state continue to be imbricated, it is also aimed at challenging scholars to think about the “imperial” as an analytic.
Conference: Ohio Academy of History Annual Meeting
March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Columbus, OH

The Ohio Academy of History seeks papers in all fields of history for its annual regional conference. Papers may deal with any area or time period, including World, Latin American, African, Asian, European, Oceanian, as well as American. Proposals focusing on historiography, methodology, pedagogy, and public history are also welcome.
Conference: Public and Private in Historical Perspective
March 31, 2017
Nashville, TN

The Graduate History Association (GHA) at Vanderbilt University invites proposals from current graduate students for papers that investigate the ways in which notions of “public” and “private” have been constructed historically.
Conference: Washington University in St. Louis Graduate History Conference
March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
St. Louis, MO

We invite graduate and post-doctoral students engaged in research across disciplines to submit proposals for this year’s conference theme: The Spatial Turn. The Conference will explore questions pertaining to the social, political, economic, and cultural relations between people and landscapes.
Conference: Crossing Borders, Challenging Boundaries
March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Mt. Pleasant, MI

The Central Michigan University's International Graduate Historical Studies Conference invites graduate students from across the social sciences and the humanities to submit proposals for papers or panels that adopt an interdisciplinary or transnational approach, but we are also seeking papers or panels that approach historical topics in more traditional ways.
Conference: Parody, Protest, or Performance? Mischief and Humour in History
March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Montreal, Canada

This year’s History in the Making Graduate Student Conference provides a cross-disciplinary platform for emerging scholars to explore a host of methodological challenges related to the study of the comic.
Seminar: Ohio Seminar in Early American History and Culture
March 31, 2017
Columbus, OH

Keynote: Stephen A. Warren, University of Iowa, "Ethnographically-Informed History and the Rediscovery of the Early American Midwest."
Seminar: Triangle Early American History Seminar
March 31, 2017
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Keynote: Shauna Sweeney, Presentation TBA
Conference: Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium
April 1, 2017
New Haven, CT

While the concept of "public art" in the American context is often associated with twentieth-century modernism and monumentality, this symposium invites scholars to consider an expanded definition of the term. For instance, how and when does art become public? And how might its meaning shift as its public changes?
Conference: Mid-Atlantic Conference for British Studies
April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
College Park, MD

The MACBS, the mid-Atlantic affiliate of the NACBS, the main organization for British Studies in Canada and the United States, seeks participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies. We solicit proposals for papers and panels on Britain, the British Atlantic World, and the British Empire broadly defined.
Conference: Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge
April 5, 2017 - April 7, 2017
Madrid, Spain

In this two-days event, LAGLOBAL network plans to deal with the objects and subjects of knowledge. The idea is to propel the discussion about collecting objects and the registries made from the experience of chroniclers and explorers in the early modern and modern period in Hispanic American colonies.
Conference: Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home
April 6, 2017 - April 10, 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina

This conference looks at the actors and processes that produce and reconfigure the old world in the new, and the new world in the old across the Atlantic – north and south – through constructions of heritage in material and immaterial form.
Conference: African American Studies Spring Symposium
April 6, 2017
San Antonio, TX

Each year the University of Texas at San Antonio hosts a day-long African American Studies Spring symposium. On this 10th anniversary, the symposium invites presentations from across the disciplines that examine the complexity of Intersectional Black Identities. The event offers a space to explore all that “intersectionality” has signified and all that it has become.
Conference: Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)
April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017
Glasgow, Scotland

Annual Conference
Conference: Reparative Histories 2: The Making, Re-Making and Un-making of 'Race'
April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017
University of Brighton, England

This interdisciplinary conference aims to build on the momentum created by the first Reparative Histories symposium held in 2014. That first event was interested in critically addressing the ways in which conceptions of the ‘reparative’ are currently shaped and understood, and in exploring what it means to turn to history in the appeal for recognition and redress.
Conference: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art
April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Cambridge, MA

The conference will address what Peter Galison calls “technical lands.” We are concerned with sites where global knowledge practices and aesthetic categories have converged to literally transform the physical geography of the land, where conventional terms like “nature,” “culture,” “value,” “capital,” “territory,” and “site” no longer exist as clearly delineated categories (indeed if they ever did). Technical landscapes constitute the meeting points of contested relations between history, knowledge, material practices, and environmental change.
Conference: University of Cincinnati History Graduate Student Association Queen City Colloquium
April 7, 2017
Cincinnati, OH

We invite submissions of individual papers from graduate students at all levels of study. Proposals may cover all fields, topics, and approaches of historical scholarship and span all chronological and geographical boundaries.
Conference: Legacies of Conquest: Transnational perspectives on the conquest and colonization of Latin America
April 11, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Cambridge, England

This symposium will provide the opportunity for a comparative inquiry into the ways in which key aspects of the conquest and colonisation of Latin America by Europeans have been represented and transmitted in writing, in visual culture, and in performance culture down the centuries and across a range of national cultures.
Conference: Robert Southey and Romantic-era literature, culture and science: 1797, 1817, 2017 a Bicentennial Conference
April 11, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Bristol, England

This bicentennial conference focuses on the transformation of Bristol’s radical writers, doctors, and experimentalists in the aftermath of changes that transformed the city, most importantly the abolition of the slave trade in 1807, the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815, and the formation of the Bristol Philosophical and Literary Institution in 1817.
Seminar: Columbia University Seminar on Early American History & Culture
April 11, 2017
New York, NY

Keynote: Katherine Grandjean, Wellesley College
Conference: Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Joint Conference
April 12, 2017 - April 15, 2017
San Diego, CA

Annual Theme: Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Popular Culture
Lecture: Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution through Painters' Eyes
April 13, 2017
Washington, DC

Paul Staiti discusses and signs copies of his book at the Society of the Cincinnati.
Seminar: Ohio Seminar in Early American History and Culture
April 14, 2017
Columbus, OH

Keynote: Kevin Waite, Durham University (UK), "The Southern Dream of a Pacific Empire."
Conference: Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Annual Conference
April 16, 2017 - April 19, 2017
New York, NY

The ASPHS invites session proposals for panels and/or individual presentations on any aspect of Iberian and Iberian-Atlantic history, art history, or literature.
Conference: Black/White Intimacies: Reimagining History, the South, and the Western Hemisphere
April 21, 2017
Tuscaloosa, AL

Symposium organizers seek paper proposals from scholars whose work engages aspects of interracial intimacy within an American context. The aim of this symposium is to interrogate the ways in which Americans expressed intimacies across racial lines amid the phenomena of New World cross-cultural contact, the transatlantic slave trade and onwards into the 20th century.
Seminar: Triangle Early American History Seminar
April 21, 2017
Research Triangle Park , North Carolina

Keynotes: Bibb Edwards and Mishio Yamanaka, "Digital Tools for the Humanities"
Conference: New Perspectives in Environmental History
April 22, 2017
New Haven, CT

Yale Environmental History invites paper proposals from graduate students at northeastern universities for a one-day conference on environmental history. Paper proposals from any region or time period are welcome.
Conference: Law and Democracy: A Legal Studies Graduate Student Conference at Brown
April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Providence, RI

The Brown Legal Studies initiative invites paper submissions on the subject of “Law and Democracy” for its second annual graduate student conference. At a moment when important political and legal institutions in the United States are challenged from within and without, our conference will consider the interaction of law and democracy, both in our own time and in broader historical or comparatist contexts.
Seminar: Maritime History and Culture Seminar
April 25, 2017
London, England

"‘From the Sailor to the Landsman’: nautical influences on tattooing and fashion." Keynotes: Amber Butchart, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London and Matt Lodder, University of Essex.
Conference: The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
April 27, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Cambridge, MA

Annual Theme: Harboring: People, Places, and Practices
Conference: Western Association of Women Historians Annual Conference
April 27, 2017 - April 29, 2017
San Diego, CA

This year we are particularly interested in panels that focus on women and public life, including women’s engagement in politics, reform movements, and other efforts to spur social change, as well as women’s ever-evolving place in the workforce. We also welcome panels on public history, academic publishing, and alternative career paths for historians, as well as panels on issues relevant to women and adjuncts in academia today. Finally, we would especially like to encourage Canadian and Mexican historians to apply, as we hope in coming years to become more representative of Western North America as a whole.
Conference: World History Theory and Practice
April 29, 2017
New York, NY

St. John's University's History department convenes its third World History Theory and Practice conference in order to advance theories and to consider practices of world, global and transnational history.
Conference: (Un)Settling British Columbia
May 4, 2017 - May 6, 2017
Vancouver Island, Canada

The arrival and settlement of non-Indigenous peoples and species in North America utterly transformed relationships and environments, and the legacies of colonialism remain profound. Unsettling British Columbia means acknowledging and confronting these legacies, disturbing traditional perspectives of the province, and reexamining its economic, social and political systems.
Seminar: Columbia University Seminar on Early American History & Culture
May 9, 2017
New York, NY

Keynote: Ned Landsman, SUNY Stony Brook
Seminar: Maritime History and Culture Seminar
May 9, 2017
London, England

Keynote: Katy Roscoe, University of Leicester, "Australia’s prison islands: the impact of the sea on convict life and labour."
Conference: Performing Devotion: Religious Rituals and Religious Practices
May 11, 2017 - May 12, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion announces its third annual graduate student conference on religion. This year we welcome papers addressing any aspect of religious embodiment or enactment and encourage broad applications in defining concepts such as performance, ritual, practice, and religion.
Lecture: The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution
May 11, 2017
Washington, DC

In honor of the 234th anniversary of the founding of the Society of the Cincinnati, historian John Oller discusses and signs copies of his biography of Francis Marion, an original Society member and famous leader of a band of South Carolina militiamen during the American Revolution.
Conference: Fourth Conference for Junior Researchers on Law, Innovation, and Disruption
May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017
Palo Alto, CA

The Stanford Program in Law and Society is a student-run program aimed at promoting and advancing socio-legal interdisciplinary scholarship.
Conference: De-Centering Early America: Intersections, Interstices, and Interactions
May 12, 2017
New York, NY

CUNY EARS invites proposals for papers focusing on the years ranging between the colonial period and the end of the Civil War. Topics can include but are not limited to gender, material culture, religion, the Atlantic World, slavery, Native American history, politics, law, print culture, immigration, urbanism, capitalism, digital humanities, and environmental history.
Conference: Association of Caribbean Historians
May 14, 2017 - May 19, 2017
Scarborough, Tobago

49th Annual Conference
Conference: Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas
May 15, 2017 - May 17, 2017
Toronto, Canada

We invite proposals for the third biennial meeting of the International Auto/Biography Association Americas that will be held at the Centre for Feminist Research in Toronto with support from the US Fulbright Program. The conference will explore the multiple lines that gendered lives in the Americas cross, both physical boundaries and intangible crossings.
Conference: Ruler Visibility, Modernity, and the Ethnonational Mindset
May 17, 2017 - May 19, 2017
Aarhus, Denmark

A Two-Day Workshop (May 17-19, 2017) at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Denmark. CFP Deadline: October 1, 2016.
Conference: New Frontiers of the Self and Society in the Early Modern French Atlantic
May 18, 2017 - May 19, 2017
Nantes, France

The political, social, and religious systems of Old Regime France were designed and built on traditional, classical ideas about hierarchy and order in ways that promoted an ideal of a stable, self-reproducing system, one that was immune to the changes and contingencies that came with the passage of time. But what happened to these systems when they were contested and disrupted by the increase in commercial activity and the movement of people across the Atlantic Ocean in the 16th-18th centuries ? This conference explores the disorientation that resulted from colonial enterprises, which challenged, weakened, and overturned traditional certainties and tenets.
Conference: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World Enemies and Strangers, 1600-1800
May 18, 2017 - May 19, 2017
Warwick, England

This two-day interdisciplinary collaboratory takes the idea of ‘cultures of exclusion’ as a starting point to explore how social relationships were theorised and constructed, and how and why certain groups and individuals were excluded from particular social interactions and spaces.
Conference: Historians Without Borders, History Without Limits
May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Davis, CA

The University of California, Davis History Department and Graduate Student Association invites proposal submissions for its second annual graduate student conference. With this conference, we hope to explore how history is made, used, preserved, and accessed through a wide variety of mediums and disciplines around the world and over time. We are particularly interested in how historical study is a useful tool to unite other humanities and social sciences disciplines in innovative ways.
Lecture: Just Like Washington Crossed the Delaware, General Pershing Will Cross the Rhine
May 19, 2017
Washington, DC

Society of the Cincinnati Executive Director Jack Warren shares "Just Like Washington Crossed the Delaware, General Pershing Will Cross the Rhine," a 1918 phonograph record, and discusses how the American Revolution is echoed in the popular music of World War I.
Conference: Women and the Colonial Periodical Press, International Congress Politics and Culture in Colonial Periodical Press
May 22, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Lisbon, Portugal

This conference intends to address in this panel both the writing of women living in the colonies and women living in Portugal who wrote on colonial matters. Our goal is stressing the plurality and diversity of journalistic writing experiences of female authors by analyzing trajectories and texts able to illuminate gender, race and class constructions, as well as interpretations and visions of colonial discourse.
Seminar: Maritime History and Culture Seminar
May 23, 2017
London, England

A joint seminar with the London Group of Historical Geographers. Panel discussion of Lauren Benton’s "A Search for Sovereignty: law and geography in European Empires, 1400–1900."
Conference: Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) Annual Conference
May 25, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Oklahoma, OK

Proposals for presentations on any aspect of ancient to recent economic or business history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.
Conference: Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture
May 26, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Aberdeen, Scotland

This workshop aims to develop a new understanding of gut health in modern history by establishing a dialogue between different scholars on this aspect of the body. The preoccupation with guts and the bowels in the Early Modern period developed a new urgency in the nineteenth century through the rapid progress of medicine and the increased concern with the stomach as a site of self-fashioning. The obsession with the gut during this period was a highly cosmopolitan phenomenon crossing many fields of experience, and the workshop aims to bring together scholars from a range of specialisms.
Conference: Vernacular Architecture Forum 36th Annual Conference
May 31, 2017 - June 3, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT

Annual Theme: Two Utahs: Religious and Secular Landscapes in the Great Basin West
Conference: Music and Politics in Britain, c.1780-c.1850
June 2, 2017 - June 3, 2017
London, UK

Bringing music to the centre of analysis has rich potential to offer fresh insight into political traditions, symbols, divisions, and struggles. An explicit aim of this conference is to facilitate this by promoting a deeper interdisciplinary exchange between historians, musicologists, and scholars of visual, literary, and theatrical culture.
Seminar: Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History
June 4, 2017 - June 17, 2017
Madison, WI

The J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History is a biennial event sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies in conjunction with the American Society for Legal History (ASLH). Each Hurst Institute is organized and chaired by a well-known legal historian and includes visiting senior scholars who lead specialized sessions.
Conference: VariAbilities III
June 6, 2017 - June 7, 2017
London, England

Annual Theme: The Body in History
Conference: The Pursuit of Happiness
June 6, 2017 - June 9, 2017
Strasburg, France

The French Association of American Studies aims to bring together teachers and researchers in our area of expertise in order to promote exchanges in research, encourage teaching initiatives, and ensure the influence of French Americanists in this field.
Seminar: Maritime History and Culture Seminar
June 6, 2017

Keynote: Simon Layton, Queen Mary, University of London and Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, University of Birmingham, "Cook’s new clothes: redressing the legacy of Captain Cook’s first voyage in the Pacific."
Conference: Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting
June 8, 2017 - June 10, 2017
Grand Rapids, MI

The Agricultural History Society invites proposals that broadly engage the following theme: “Who is a farmer?: Regional Identity and Rural Culture.”
Conference: The Feminine Mystic: American Prophetesses and the Politics of Religious Experience Conference
June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Great Barrington, MA

This is an interdisciplinary conference exploring the significance of women's religious authority in American political and cultural contexts from the early republic through the long nineteenth century.
Conference: Sons of the American Revolution Annual Conference
June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Quincy, MA

In honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Quincy Adams in July, 2017, the Sons of the American Revolution’s annual conference will investigate “The Adams Family and the American Revolution.” The conference proposes to explore the Adams family’s understanding of the nature, meaning, and significance of the American Revolution over the generations from John and Abigail to Henry and Brooks Adams.
Conference: Histories from a Shared Past -- a transatlantic lecture series
June 10, 2017 - June 17, 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

This is the second in a pair of lecture series to take place in 2017 in celebration of the centennial of the transfer in 1917 of the islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John, the former Danish West Indies, from Denmark to the United States of America. The series is partially funded by the Solar Foundation, Denmark, the DWIS and the FOD.
Conference: Complaints and Grievances, 1500-1750
June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Reading, England

Proposals for individual papers and panels are invited on research relating to this theme in any area of early modern literature and theatre, history, politics, art, music and culture across Britain, Europe and the wider world.
Conference: Negotiating Status and Scope of Action: Interrelations between Slavery and Other Forms of Dependency in Early Modern Europe
June 15, 2017 - June 17, 2017
Bremen, Germany

Taking a praxeological approach, the conference will pursue the following questions: How did contemporaries negotiate the legal and social status of persons forcibly transported to Europe? How did naming, court rulings, contracts, bureaucratic procedures and everyday practices mark commonalities and/or differences between slavery and other forms of bondage and dependency? To what extent did contemporaries assign to these persons existing legal, economic and social forms of bondage and dependency, such as the status of prisoner of war, convict, serf, domestic servant, or ward? What role did the age, gender, “race” and religion of trafficked persons play in this process of assignation? Did these processes of negotiation have repercussions for existing forms of bondage and dependency in Europe?
Conference: French Colonial Historical Society Conference
June 15, 2017 - June 17, 2017
Aix-en-Provence, France

This year's theme will be "Actors of French Colonialism, Famous and Unknown," which invites participants to focus on individuals but also on groups or peoples that played a role in the development of colonial empire.
Conference: Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World
June 15, 2017 - June 17, 2017
Charleston, SC

The organizers welcome proposals for workshops, roundtables, panels, and individual papers from public history professionals, scholars, educators, librarians, archivists, and artists that address issues surrounding the interpretation, preservation, memorialization, and commemoration of, as well as public engagement with, underrepresented topics in major themes of local, regional, and Atlantic World history, including but not limited to: slavery and coerced labor; empire and resistance; economic, trade, and labor networks; race, class, and gender identities; cultural interchange; religious influences; social and political activism; music, performance, film, and visual art; art history and architecture; foodways; and rural and urban development.
Conference: Remembering Early Modern Revolutions: England, North America, France, and Haiti
June 17, 2017
London, England

This one-day conference will explore the memory of the major revolutions of the early modern period (England 1649 & 1688/9; North America 1776, France 1789, and Haiti 1791-1804). By addressing these events collectively, the conference will explore the interconnectedness of these revolutions in the contemporary mind.
Conference: Lineage, Loyalty, and Legitimacy in Iberia and North Africa (600-1600)
June 19, 2017 - June 21, 2017
Saint Louis, MO

The aim of this subconference is to build on recent scholarship which has sought to move beyond notions of “the state” as a mode of inquiry in Iberian and North African studies, and to promote instead a more holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the study of the politics, cultural production, and religious practices of these regions.
Conference: Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
June 22, 2017 - June 24, 2017
Vancouver, BC Canada

Ninth Annual Meeting
Conference: Powerful Emotions: Emotions & Power c. 400-1850
June 28, 2017 - June 30, 2017
York, England

This conference will draw on a broad range of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise to address the relationships between two fundamental concepts in social and historical inquiry: power and emotion. How are historical forms of cultural, social, religious, political and soft power linked with the expression, performance and control of emotions? How has power been negotiated and resisted through expressions of emotions? How have emotional cultures sustained or been produced by particular structures of power? How have understandings and expressions of emotion played out within cross-cultural encounters and conflicts? What has been the relationship between intimate, personal feeling and its public, collective manifestations?
Conference: Gestures in Texts and the Visual Arts
June 29, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Dijon, France

Following up on its exploration of intermediality and text-image relations, the Centre de Recherche Texte/Image/Langage of Université de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is organizing a bilingual (French-English) international conference on the inscription of gestures in texts and the visual arts from the early modern period.
Conference: Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) Annual Conference
July 6, 2017
Oxford, England
Deadline: April 10, 2017

We invite proposals on any topic, geographical period, chronological time, or theme related to the history of women in the Americas. We also welcome comparative papers between two countries in the Americas or one in the Americas and a country outside the region.
Conference: The Sixth Biennial Afroeuropeans Conference
July 6, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Tampere, Finland

The general theme of the Afroeuropeans 2017 conference is African diaspora and European cultural heritage. We encourage submissions exploring the topics below as well as proposals on other topics related to African/Black European communities and cultures.
Conference: British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference
July 6, 2017 - July 9, 2017
York, England

The Conferences Committee invites proposals for individual papers and for sessions from historians of science, technology and medicine, and from their colleagues in the wider scholarly community, on any theme, topic or period.
Conference: American Comparative Literature Association
July 6, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Utrecht, Netherlands

Annual Meeting
Conference: BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures
July 6, 2017 - July 10, 2017
Shropshire, England

This conference seeks to engage in an open multi-disciplinary analysis of the heritage of bridges –not only as physical structures connecting places and cultures but also as symbolic and metaphorical markers in the landscape.
Conference: Jews on the Move: Exploring the movement of Jews, objects, texts, and ideas in space and time
July 10, 2017 - July 12, 2017
Edinburgh, Scotland

From the earliest accounts travel and migration, movement across space and time characterise Jewish history. No less crucial than the movement of people is the movement of texts, objects, and ideas, which travel both physically and intellectually as generations in distant locations engage with these at different times and places. This conference invites contributions of papers and panel proposals within the broad theme of the conference.
Conference: III CHAM International Conference
July 12, 2017 - July 15, 2017
Lisbon, Portugal

Annual Theme: "Oceans and Shores: Heritage, People and Environment"
Conference: Economic Warfare and the Sea, 1650-1950
July 13, 2017 - July 15, 2017
London, England

This conference seeks to examine the role and consequence of economic warfare at sea from the early modern period to the Second World War, and to connect naval history with broader themes in economic and diplomatic history. Papers which take a long chronological view of this topic are particularly encouraged, as are those which explore or compare multiple regions of the globe.
Conference: Immortal Austen Conference
July 13, 2017 - July 16, 2017
Adelaide, Australia

When Jane Austen died on 18 July 1817, her death caused only a very small ripple in literary circles, but two hundred years after her death Austen’s works are showing no signs of dying off. What is it about Austen that still attracts readers? Why are her works still living? Is her continuing popularity caused by her romantic plots or her confident ironic voice? What can Austen’s engagement with her own turbulent world offer us now?
Seminar: George Washington: The Early Years - A Seminar & Tour
August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Fredericksburg, VA

Conference: First International Congress
August 15, 2017 - August 19, 2017
Dublin, Ireland

This is the inaugural congress in a triennial series that examines the histories, cultures, heritages and identities of Irish communities beyond Ireland's shores.
Conference: Land and Water: Port Towns, Maritime Connections, and Oceanic Spaces of the Early Modern Atlantic World
August 31, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Portsmouth, England
Deadline: March 3, 2017

The organisers welcome work that explores the themes of port towns in the early modern Atlantic World in their broadest construction: sites of intercultural exchange, sites of tension, and sites of community. The relationship between land and water is intended to encompass all of the inhabitants of the Atlantic World: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas; Africans; Europeans; and their descendants.
Conference: Colonies and Colonial Wars in History
September 2, 2017 - September 8, 2017
Douala, Cameroon
Deadline: March 1, 2017

The Educational Committee of the International Commission of Military History invites PhD. students to take part in a workshop for young scholars who are still working on or have just finished their PhD thesis on a topic related to “Colonies and Colonial Wars in History“.
Conference: The Digital Panopticon: Crime and Punishment in Britain and its Penal Colonies, 1780-1925
September 13, 2017 - September 15, 2017
Liverpool, England
Deadline: March 31, 2017

We invite papers on any aspect of crime and punishment in Britain and its penal colonies between 1780 and 1925. We also welcome papers which include a comparative dimension with other times and places; papers on digital history, life histories of prisoners and convicts.
Conference: McMullen Naval History Symposium
September 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017
Annapolis, MD

The year 2017 marks several significant milestones in naval history: the centenary of the United States’ entry into the First World War, the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, and the 55th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, among many others. The History Department of the U.S. Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2017 McMullen Naval History Symposium on these and any other topics related to American or world, naval and maritime history.
Conference: Early Modern Debts / Obligation and Cancellation in European Culture, 1550-1700
September 21, 2017 - September 22, 2017
Bamberg, Germany

This conference will stimulate rigorous interdisciplinary work on debt and credit in early modern culture. It addresses the relationship between general theories of debt and particular experiences or operations of debt, and explores how different sorts of credit interacted.
Conference: Women in New Netherland
September 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Albany, NY
Deadline: April 1, 2017

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. The New Netherland Institute would like to use this centenary and our Annual Conference to highlight the role of women in the development of the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland and early New York.
Lecture: Salt Creek Memory Project
September 22, 2017
Provo, UT

Lecture by Fawn-Amber Montoya, Colorado State University - Pueblo.
Seminar: Fort Ticonderoga Annual Seminar on the American Revolution
September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Fort Ticonderoga, NY
Deadline: August 15, 2017

This weekend seminar focuses on the military, political, and social history of the American War for Independence.
Seminar: Fifth Summer Academy of Atlantic History
September 28, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Sevilla, Spain

"Connecting and Globalizing the Atlantic." Hosted by Prof Bartolomé Yun Casalilla of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide.
Conference: Charles Brockden Brown Society Conference
October 5, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Dublin, Ireland

Annual Theme: Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation
Conference: The Underground Railroad in Northeastern North Carolina
October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Deadline: June 1, 2017

The symposium will explore issues surrounding the role played by the Albemarle region as well as delving into broader, national events and personalities. The subject of the Underground Railroad is underrepresented in academic scholarship about North Carolina, and the museum is seeking to increase the body of research particularly on those subjects closely associated with the Albemarle region.
Conference: Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

This four-day international conference will bring together scholarly professionals poised to address current problems pertaining to the study of textual artifacts that cross scholarly, pedagogical, professional, and curatorial domains.
Conference: The Course of Empires: American-Italian Cultural Relations, 1770-1980
October 19, 2017 - October 21, 2017
Washington, DC

This international conference will examine the persistent fascination of American and Italian artists with the cultural achievements of ancient Rome and the Renaissance. In creating national identities, both countries turned to history for similar reasons: to find inspiration for enlightened political practices; to locate models of artistic, political, and economic preeminence; and to seek ways to ward off imperial decadence and decline. Yet alongside this tendency toward emulation, some American and Italian artists looked askance at the myths of antique and Renaissance glories.
Conference: From Colonial Encounters to the Iraq War: Prisoners of War and Their Place in History
October 26, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Louisville, KY

The Filson Historical Society’s Institute For Advanced Study proposes a three day academic conference that will explore the experience of POWs in all American conflicts since the colonial period. The conference aims to advance our understanding of the integral role prisoners of war played in the economic, cultural, political and military waging of American wars.
Conference: Heritage, Art, Memory, and Agency
November 3, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherland
Deadline: March 31, 2017

This conference with explore the relationship between contemporary and historical archaeology and cultural memory narratives. We will take an interdisciplinary approach to artefacts and people, examining the agency of art, and how humans, material culture, and non-human actors interact to form identities, and to create, perpetuate, and/or challenge social hierarchies, taboos, and a sense of place.
Conference: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical
November 3, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Denver, CO
Deadline: March 3, 2017

In this workshop we will explore early modern conceptions of the body, broadly defined: constructions of bodies politic, and bodies corporate; bodies of water and land; bodies of belief and faith; bodies of thought or knowledge. The session will feature 7-10 pre-circulated papers of 15-25 pages. All participants will be required to submit their papers by the last day of September, and to have read the entire session's papers in advance of the conference.
Seminar: Schomburg Lapidus Center Talks at Noon
November 3, 2017
New York, NY

Keynote: Anthony Di Lorenzo, Lapidus Center Fellow, "Antislavery Politics in New York During the Age of Revolution"
Conference: Southern Conference on British Studies 2017 Meeting
November 10, 2017 - November 11, 2017
Dallas, TX
Deadline: April 1, 2017

The SCBS construes British Studies widely and invites participation by scholars in all areas of British history and culture, including the Empire or Commonwealth and the British Isles. We welcome both individual and panel submissions on any topic in British Studies, but especially on the theme of "Utopias: Sacred and Secular."
Seminar: Native Peoples, Livestock, and the Environment
November 15, 2017
Boston, MA

Boston Environmental History Seminar. Keynotes: Katrina Lacher, University of Central Oklahoma, and Strother Roberts, Bowdoin College.
Conference: Fourth Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food
November 17, 2017 - November 18, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Deadline: March 5, 2017

We invite proposals on the complex notion of taste: its characteristics, its cultural evaluation, and its history.
Conference: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century
March 29, 2018 - March 30, 2018
Wilmington, DE

This project aims to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines and fields (printing history, art history, law, literature, visual culture, book history, etc.) to explore the cultural and legal consequences of the proliferation of images in the long nineteenth century. Our geographic focus will be on Great Britain and the United States in connection with the wider world, not only their colonies and territories, but also their commercial and artistic links with other countries.
Conference: Freemasons in the Transatlantic World during the Long Eighteenth Century
September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Arlington, VA
Deadline: May 1, 2017

We invite proposals for papers presenting new research in the form of biographical or prosopographical findings in the history of Anglo-American Freemasonry during the long eighteenth centur, including studies of freemasons in or from Britain, Ireland, all of North America and the Caribbean.