More and More Pre-Conference Highlights for #SHEAR13

As you may have read, the Junto is cross-posting some of the pre-conference highlights for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic’s (SHEAR’s) upcoming July conference in Saint Louis.

All highlights are courtesy of Aaron M. Brunmeier, a PhD student at Loyola University Chicago.

Enjoy the sneak-peaks, and get excited for the conference!

Ready, set, DUEL! Over the last several decades, honor culture and dueling studies have attracted increasing academic attention in the history profession. Join us for the roundtable discussion, “Honor be Damned: Challenges to Honor Culture in the Early American Republic” and hear what these scholars have to say on the most recent developments within this important historiographical field (Panel No. 29) at SHEAR 2013 in St Louis (July 18-21). Panelists include Matthew A. Byron, William Cossen, Matthew Raffety, Craig Smith, Robin Sager, and Todd Hagstette.

By analyzing the genealogy of mixed-race slave-owning families, understudied immigrant communities, and the role of images in social movements and identity constructions, “Racial Identities and the Formation of Community in the Early Republic” (Panel No. 32) delivers a fresh understanding of the development of racial identities and communities in early America at SHEAR 2013 in St Louis (July 18-21). Panelists include John Davies, Allison Lange, and James Wainwright.

The conference begins July 18 and goes to the 21st. You can also read this write-up over at the SHEAR Facebook page.

Aaron M. Brunmeier is a second year PhD student studying early American and Atlantic world history at Loyola University Chicago. Aaron’s research focuses on the public sphere in revolutionary New York, paying particular attention to the multivalent ways in which Americans fought over access to space, both discursive and physical. He also has broader interests in print culture, gender history, and digital history. Aaron is currently finishing up his role as the new media assistant for Common-place Journal and will now be working on an AHRC funded project on Atlantic world library history.

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