Past Conferences

"Somerset v Steuart" Conference

Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 2, 2022 at -

"Somerset v Steuart @ 250: Facts, Interpretations, and Legacies" Conference 1-2 December 2022

War Stories: Conflict in the Atlantic World, 1600-1850

Nov 17, 2022 - Nov 19, 2022 (All Day)

"War Stories: Conflict in the Atlantic World, 1600-1850" Conference17-19 November 2022

The Climate Crisis: Early Americanists Respond

Jun 16, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022 (All Day)

As scholars of early America, we aim to respond to the current climate crisis and better understand the depth and ramifications of its roots in the early modern era through a workshop dedicated to the topic.

Teaching Independence

Mar 25, 2022 - Mar 26, 2022 (All Day)

Bringing together voices from across the educational spectrum, from K-12 teachers to university and public historians, Teaching Independence will consider the challenges of teaching the Declaration of Independence, the…

The Americas Online:

Thinking Digitally About Early America
Nov 11, 2021 - Nov 13, 2021 (All Day)

In recent years, scholars of early America have engaged with digital methodologies to create projects that have facilitated new forms of inquiry, practice, and pedagogy.

Black Lives and Freedom Journeys:

The Legacy of the Still Family of Philadelphia
Oct 7, 2021 - Oct 8, 2021 (All Day)

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Philadelphia activist William Still offers an exceptional opportunity to consider his remarkable life and legacy.

A Workshop in Honor of Sugar and Slaves on its 50th Anniversary

Jun 28, 2021 - Jun 29, 2021 (All Day)

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of the foundational books in the writing of Caribbean and  Atlantic history.

Atlantic Jewish Worlds: 1500–1900

Apr 7, 2021 - Apr 8, 2021 (All Day)

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, in partnership with the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, invites your participation in a two-day conference focused on Jewish life in the Atlantic world…

Empire, Sovereignty, and Labor in the Age of Global Abolition

Feb 25, 2021 - Feb 26, 2021 (All Day)

This international conference brings scholars together in consideration of the entangled and global histories of empire and labor in the age of slavery’s abolition.

Investigating Mid-Atlantic Plantations: Slavery, Economics, and Space

Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 (All Day)

This conference brings academics, public historians, museum professionals, and others together to examine the phenomenon of mid-Atlantic plantations through interdisciplinary lenses.