Upcoming Conferences

 The Society of Early Americanists Eleventh Biennial Conference
Eugene, Oregon, February 27th – March 3rd, 2019

The Eugene biennial will be the first for the SEA to be held on the West Coast. It will highlight how the Pacific Rim and the West are significant for Early American Studies, beyond the U.S. expansionist narratives of Lewis and Clark.

Travel and Hotel information and maps of Eugene are forthcoming. 

Keynote speakers will include:

— Prof. Michelle Burnham, Santa Clara University, “The Revolutionary Pacific: Transoceanic American Writing and the Calculus of Risk”
— Prof. Melinda Marie Jetté, author of At the Hearth of the Crossed Races: A French-Indian Community in Nineteenth-Century Oregon, 1812-1859

Panel and paper proposals can be submitted at the program website: sea2019.exordo.com 

There you will find thematic topics of panel streams, hosted by program committee members and other SEA members.

Panel proposals will be accepted through August 15th, and single papers up until September 15th.

Submissions will be reviewed and arranged by the SEA Eleventh Biennial Conference Program Committee:

Gordon Sayre, University of Oregon, SEA President, Program Committee Chair
Patrick Erben, University of West Georgia, SEA Vice President
Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland, SEA Executive Coordinator
Michelle Burnham, Santa Clara University
Jonathan Field, Clemson University
Brigitte Fielder, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kirsten Silva Greusz, University of California Santa Cruz
Tom Hallock, University of South Florida
Elizabeth Bohls, University of Oregon
Brett Rushforth, University of Oregon

For any questions, please contact Gordon Sayre, SEA President, gsayre@uoregon.edu

We look forward to seeing you in Eugene!

“Transatlantic Conversations: New and Emerging Approaches to Early American Studies”

A Workshop Jointly Sponsored and Organized by the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies and the Society of Early Americanists

October 4-6, 2018
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

For more details and information about the workshop, please visit the
“Transatlantic Conversations: New and Emerging Approaches to Early American Studies” website, here.
Thank you!


What's New/Announcements

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