Call for Papers: CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference – deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018

COMMON GROUND: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early America
May 11th, 2018

 Graduate Center, CUNY – 365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY


Keynote Speaker: Nancy Isenberg, Louisiana State University

Author of White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America

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, biography, immigration, urbanism, capitalism, and environmental history.  We particularly welcome proposals that consider these topics from alternative disciplinary perspectives, including literature, political science, legal studies, urban studies, women and gender studies, and the digital humanities. Now in its fourth year, this conference has developed a proud tradition of hosting graduate students from across the world and of being on the scholarly cutting edge. The conference will be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018. Please send an abstract (300 words) and a one-page CV as one document to Include your name in the title of the document. Also, please note in the abstract any AV requirements or special accommodations for your paper.

About Us

The CUNY Graduate Center’s Early American Republic Seminar (EARS) is a student-run organization focused on promoting and facilitating the study of early American history. Our primary mission is to provide a space for graduate students and early career scholars to present works in progress in a rigorous but collegial environment. EARS has also hosted a number of public talks by prominent historians. For a look at announcements or our upcoming schedule, visit
For any questions about this event, contact our conference organizers, Evan Turiano ( or Alexander Gambaccini (

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