CFP: Washington Early American Seminar, 2019-20

The Washington Area Early American Seminar, hosted by the University of Maryland, invites proposals from scholars wishing to present work in progress in the next academic year on any topic connected to Atlantic world or American history prior to 1865. Genuine work in progress is preferable to polished, already-accepted pieces and we especially welcome proposals from scholars farther afield who will be visiting the DC area for research this coming year.

The seminar meets monthly during term time and our regular members include faculty and graduate students from a variety of DC-area institutions. Papers are pre-circulated and our Friday afternoon (4-6pm) seminars are followed by a dinner at a local restaurant.

To propose a paper, please upload a brief, one-page cv and submit a title along with a 300-word description of the paper here:

Deadline for submissions is June 21.

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