Call for Papers: 2016-17 Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History

The following link comes from the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy’s announcement. I was privileged to be a postdoc fellow with the Kinder Institute for the last two years and attended most of these MRSEAH meetings. They are phenomenal. Bonus: you get to hang out with our own Ken Owen!

Kinder LogoThe Kinder Institute is currently inviting submissions for presenters at the 2016-17 meetings of the Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History (MRSEAH), which will be held on October 7, 2016, and April 21, 2017, in Columbia, MO, and on November 4, 2016, and February 17, 2017, in St. Louis. We welcome work on all aspects of early American history, broadly defined to extend throughout the Americas geographically and forward in time through the 19th century, and we are especially eager for submissions relating to political development, political thought, constitutionalism, and democratization. All MRSEAH submissions will also automatically be considered for the Kinder Institute’s Friday History Colloquium Series, held on campus during the academic year. Please visit the link below for complete instructions on submitting a proposal to present at the MRSEAH.

Started in 2014 by co-conveners Prof. Jeffrey L. Pasley (University of Missouri) and Prof. Kenneth Owen (University of Illinois-Springfield), and supported by the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, the MRSEAH allows scholars working on topics related to American history before 1900 to exchange ideas and share their current research with colleagues from around the Midwest in a serious but convivial setting. In keeping with the Kinder Institute’s mission, scholars interested in the political development and the history of political thought in the United States, its antecedent territories, and imperial affiliates are particularly encouraged to participate, but all historical scholars in any related field are welcome.

2015-16 meetings of the MRSEAH included discussions of work presented by CUNY-Graduate Center Professor David Waldstreicher; University of Central Missouri Assistant Professor Micah Alpaugh; University of Missouri-St. Louis Professor David Robertson; Southeast Missouri State University Assistant Professor Lily Santoro; and Washington University Assistant Professor Abram Van Engen.

As of end-of-summer 2016, two books discussed in manuscript at the MRSEAH will have already been published: The Fate of the Revolution: Virginians Debate the Constitution (Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2016), by Prof. Lorri Glover of St. Louis University, and Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions (Liveright, July 2016), by Prof. Caitlin Fitz of Northwestern University.

Please direct all questions regarding submissions to the MRSEAH to Dr. Thomas Kane, at; or Prof. Jeff Pasley, at or 573-529-3163.


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