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!

Did you hear the news about so-and-so? No, tell me more! Gossip and sexual scandals are not new phenomena, and, in fact, they played an integral role in shaping acceptable behavior in the early national and antebellum South. You can share in the gossip by attending “Scandal! Challenging Family and Community Values in the Old South” (Panel No. 20) at SHEAR 2013 in St Louis (July 18-21).  Panelists include V. Lynn Kennedy, Joshua Lynn Bearden, and Ivy Farr McIntyre.

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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