2019 Conference Info


Georgia State University will be hosting the annual conference of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 in Atlanta at the Ritz-Carlton Downtown. This interdisciplinary conference encourages scholars to present work on any topic related to the period 1750-1850 in any geographical location. Although historians of the Atlantic World are always a large contingent, we welcome proposals from professors, graduate students, and independent scholars working in a wide variety of fields including but not limited to languages and literature, history, philosophy, art history, and music history.

This year’s keynote speakers will be Nicole Eustace, Professor of History at New York University; Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.

We welcome proposals for full conference sessions including both standard sessions (three or four twenty-minute papers plus a commentator) and roundtables (five or six ten-minute presentations). We will also consider individual paper proposals and will work to construct sessions out of those.

Please submit proposals to Marc Lerner at mlerner@olemiss.edu. Proposals should include a panel description (if applicable), an abstract for each paper, and a brief CV (no more than 2 pages) for each participant. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2018.

For more information about the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era and the conference, visit the CRE website. Feel free to contact Denise Davidson at ddavidson2@gsu.edu or Marc Lerner at mlerner@olemiss.edu with any questions.


2019 Keynote Speakers

Nicole Eustace is Professor of History at New York University. Her work focuses on eighteenth-century North America in the Atlantic world and her interests include gender, culture, and politics. She is the author of Passions in the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution (2008) and 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (2012).

Jane Landers is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, where she previously served as Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Science, Grants Officer for the International Office and Interim Director of the Study Abroad Office. She is the U.S. representative for UNESCO’s International Scientific Committee for the Slave Route Project and Director of the Slave Societies Digital Archive that preserves the oldest records for Africans and their descendants in the Atlantic World. (https://slavesocieties.org)

Landers’ award-winning monographs include Black Society in Spanish Florida (1999) and Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions (2011). She is also the co-author or editor of six other books and author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. Her research has been supported by the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the British Library Endangered Archives Programme. Landers serves frequently as an historical consultant on archaeological investigations, museum exhibits and documentary films.

Lloyd Kramer is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he teaches European intellectual history and serves as Director of Carolina Public Humanities—an outreach program in Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences that serves as a bridge between UNC’s faculty and the people of North Carolina. His research focuses mainly on late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century France with particular attention to cross-cultural experiences and transnational exchanges.

He has published numerous articles and several books, including Threshold of a New World: Intellectuals and the Exile Experience in Paris, 1830-1848 (1988); Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions (1996); and Nationalism in Europe and America: Politics, Cultures, and Identities since 1775 (2011). He is also the co-editor with Sarah Maza of A Companion to Western Historical Thought (2002), and the co-author, with R. R. Palmer and Joel Colton, of A History of Europe in the Modern World (11th edition, 2014). He is currently writing a book that compares the transatlantic journeys and national identities of nineteenth-century French and American travelers.

Travel and Accomodations

To reserve by phone, they should call the hotel reservation center at 1-800-241-3333 and state that they are coming to The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown) for Consortium RevolutionThey can then provide the agent with their requested dates of stay and the agent will identify the group rate of  $179.00.

To reserve online, they can do so at  http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/georgia/atlanta enter their desired dates of stay, enter the seven letter Group/Promotion code CERCERA and click find to complete the reservation process.