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Calls for Proposals

The OI’s mission is to support, produce, and advance scholarship focused on early American history and culture and an important part of that mission is the production of conferences, workshops, and other gatherings each year. Each is meant to serve as a forum for a rich variety of scholarship on early America and we encourage scholars across the academic spectrum as well as at all stages of academic career development to propose topics, panels and papers.

Current Calls for Proposals

  • The 2024 WMQ-EMSI workshop, “Resisting Enslavement in Vast Early America,” convened by Jennifer L. Morgan, will take place May 30 to June 1, 2024, at the  Huntington Library, San Marino, California. It is co-sponsored by the William and Mary Quarterly and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. Read the full CFP here or apply directly via this link. Proposals are due October 15, 2023.
  • The OI 27th Annual Conference, “Vast Early America: A Transcontinental Conversation” will take place June 19-21, 2024, at the University of Poitiers in Poitiers, France. Proposals are due November 1, 2023. Read the full CFP here or apply directly via this link.

We will post the next CFP in the “For 2026” series early in 2024.