Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850
Call for Papers
2021 (Virtual) Meeting, Feb. 18-20 & 26-27
Deadline for submission: November 1, 2020
The 2021 annual conference of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 will take place over Zoom, and will be spread out over five days: February 18-20 (Thursday through Saturday), and February 26-27 (Friday and Saturday). This interdisciplinary conference encourages scholars to present work on any topic related to the period 1750-1850 in any geographical location. Although historians of the Atlantic World and Revolutionary Era, broadly construed, are always a large contingent, we welcome proposals from professors, graduate students, and independent scholars working in a wide variety of topics and fields including but not limited to languages and literature, history, philosophy, art history, and music history.
This year’s keynote speakers will be Kacy Tillman, Associate Professor of English at the University of Tampa and author of Stripped: Loyalist Women Writers of the American Revolution (University of Massachusetts Press, 2019); and Alan Forrest, Emeritus professor of Modern History at the University of York and author, most recently, of The Death of the French Atlantic: Trade, War, and Slavery in the Age of the French Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2020).
We welcome proposals for full conference sessions including both standard sessions (three or four fifteen-minute papers plus a moderator) and roundtables (five or six five-minute presentations). We urge panel organizers to consider diversity of presenters and topics as they build their sessions. Preference will be given to panels that capture gender, racial, and stage-in-career diversity. This year, we will not be accepting individual paper proposals, but for the convenience of prospective panelists, our website includes a page to help potential presenters organize a panel. Participants (presenters and attendees) will need to register for the conference through our website, but there will be no registration fees this year.