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Program: Twelfth Biennial SEA Conference, March 3-7, 2021
The Many Pasts, Presents, & Futures of Early America

Please note: the 2021 SEA conference will be moving to all virtual, March 3-7, 2021.
Further information and updates are forthcoming. Thank you!


Please note: In moving the 2021 SEA conference to all virtual, we have extended the submissions deadline for completed panels to September 15, 2020 (to coincide with the deadline for individual paper proposals). If you have already submitted a panel, you may edit/change your submission, given the new circumstances (e.g. tweak your approach, add on other panelists who are now able to participate). Further information and updates are forthcoming. Thank you.

Updated SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 15, 2020

The 2021 SEA Biennial Program Committee has extended the deadline for submitting complete panel proposals to June 15, 2020. 

The SEA seeks submissions of complete panels for its twelfth biennial conference, which will take place March 3-7, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Emory Conference Center & Hotel and Emory University campus (panels/keynotes March 4-6; community service, workshops, and field trips March 3 and 7). For the first round of submissions, we invite proposals for complete panels, roundtables, and experimental/innovative formats. To submit your panel proposal, please follow the link below. (Updated: Individual paper proposals will be invited between August 1 and September 15, 2020.)

The Updated Call for Complete Panels is here: SEA 2021 Call for Complete Panels, extended deadline.

Please follow this link to submit a complete panel proposal:

See Guidelines for Submitting Complete Panels here: SEA 2021-Guidelines for Submitting Completed Panels (Extended Deadline).

Dedicated Panel Stream CFPs:

CFP for Dedicated LatinX Panel Stream: LatinX Panels SEA 21

CFP for Dedicated African American Culture and History Panel Stream: SEA AFAm Panel Series cfp

CFP for Dedicated Native and Indigenous Studies Panel Stream: NAIS-PanelSeries-SEA



More information about the Program is forthcoming. Please check back! Thank you.


Keynote Addresses and Plenary Events 

The 2021 Biennial SEA Conference will include several Keynote Speakers and Plenary Events.
Please see link to the PDF directly below. Thank you.

SEA 2021 Biennial Conference Keynote Addresses and Plenaries



Program Committee Members

Patrick Erben (University of West Georgia, SEA President and Program Committee Chair)
Juliane Braun (Auburn University)
Tara Bynum (Hampshire College)
Betty Donohue (Independent Scholar,
John Garcia (Florida State University)
Carla Gerona (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Kirsten Silva Gruesz (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Lauren Klein (Emory University)
Rodrigo Lazo (University of California, Irvine)
Jason Payton (University of Georgia)
Cassander Smith (University of Alabama)
Kelly Wisecup (Northwestern University)

Program Committee–Advisory Members

Ralph Bauer (University of Maryland, SEA Vice President)
Stacy Boyd (University of West Georgia, Chief Diversity Officer)
Katy Chiles (University of Tennessee Knoxville)
Brigitte Fielder (University of Wisconsin Madison, chair of the SEA Ad-hoc Committee on Anti-Racism and Equity)
Sandra Gustafson (University of Notre Dame, SEA Executive Coordinator)
Michelle Bachelor Robinson (Spelman College, liaison to Atlanta University Center/HBCUs)



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