Past Conferences

Facing the Future of Early American Studies

Jul 10, 2023 - Jul 12, 2023 at -

Facing the Future of Early American Studies Please join us for “Facing the Future of Early American Studies,” a conference reflecting on the scholarship and mentorship of Daniel K. Richter, director emeritus of the…

The Local Archive and the Semiquincentennial: A Forum

Mar 10, 2023 at -

With the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence just three years away, many archives and museums are turning their attention to planning for the United States’ semiquincentennial. Philadelphia institutions…

Capitalism, Race, and Gender in the Early Americas: Expanding on the Work of Allan Kulikoff

Mar 2, 2023 - Mar 3, 2023 (All Day)

Co-sponsored by the Cleveland State University Department of History and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies  

"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.