CFP: SHEAR 2024 Graduate Student Research Workshops (ONLINE)

SHEAR is pleased to invite participants for the 9th annual graduate student research workshops, open to all current graduate students (or recipients of a 2023-2024 degree) with research interests in the era of the early United States and its world.

These workshops invite grad students and faculty to discuss common themes, important areas of research, and challenges faced by scholars in the field.  Conversations in each group may turn alternately to subjects like archives, methodologies, and important secondary literature. Best of all, these seminars help participants to network amongst like-minded scholars, and to find potential partners for organizing panels for future conferences.

All workshops are free of charge and will be held online in advance of the in-person conference (which takes place in Philadelphia, July 18-21). Participants do not need to attend the in-person conference in order to attend a graduate student workshop.

Wednesday, July 17, 12:00 to 2:00 pm EDT:

  • Labor History with Seth Rockman (Brown University) and Viola Müller (Wageningen University, Netherlands)
  • Legal History with Sarah Gronningsater (University of Pennsylvania) and Noah Rosenblum (New York University Law School)
  • Fellowship and Postdoc Applications with Sue Juster (Huntington Library)

Enrollment in each seminar is limited. We aim to assign participants to their first choice, but if that session fills early, we will do our best to assign participants to their second choice. To apply, please email a dissertation abstract (250 words max) to with YOURNAME_Grad_Seminar in the subject line by June 7th.  

  • Include your graduate program (advisor, department, university)
  • expected completion date
  • your first and second seminar choice

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