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CFP: “Power and Democracy in Early America,” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar/5th Annual Graduate Student Conference (NY, 10 May 2019)

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Shankman, Rutgers University, Camden Author of "Original Intents: Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and the American Founding" and Co-Editor of the Journal of the Early Republic

CUNY EARS invites proposals for papers focusing on the period 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, economics, legal studies, sexuality, urban studies, women, gender, and the digital humanities. Now in its fifth 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 11, 2019. 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, Miriam Liebman ( or Alexander Gambaccini (

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