The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

History Program Events

EARS CFP extended to Janaury 25th

Call for Papers:
CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Third Annual Graduate Student Conference
De-Centering Early America: Intersections, Interstices, and Interactions
May 12th, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Edward Countryman, University Distinguished Professor, Southern Methodist University
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. This year’s event builds on the success of last year’s conference, which hosted graduate students from across the country. The conference will be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
The deadline for submissions is January 25th, 2017. Please send an abstract (300 words) and a short CV as one document to Include your name in the title of the document. Also be sure in the abstract to note any AV requirements or special accommodations for your paper. We may be able to provide sleeping accommodations for a few presenters, so please note in your email if this option would make presenting viable.
About Us
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, Miriam Liebman ( or Andrew Lang (