Yet 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!

Want to learn more about the options open to women who experienced violent and threatening behavior from their husbands? Then be sure to attend “Intimate Violence against Wives in the Early Republic” (Panel No. 27) at SHEAR 2013 in St Louis (July 18-21). Panelists include Michelle Du Ross, Kelly A. Ryan, and Lindsay Keiter.

Antebellum cities became sites where the religious sought to work out many of the most important issues facing the modernizing nation: transformations wrought by the market, the influx of non-Protestant immigrants, the relationship between church and the state, and the entrenchment of slavery. To learn more about how antebellum urbanites crafted solutions to these issues both inside and outside of the church, see “Celestial Cities, Babylons, or Vanity Fairs? New Work on Antebellum Urban Religion” (Panel No. 23) at SHEAR 2013 in St Louis (July 18-21).  Panelists include Kyle Roberts, Matthew Smith, Nate Wiewora, and Matthew Brennan.

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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