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Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850
Shreveport, LA
February 25-27, 2016


The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 (CRE) is an organization of member schools dedicated to the promotion of research on the Revolutionary Period. The CRE provides an annual venue for the presentation of original research on the history of Europe, the United States, Latin America, the Atlantic World and beyond during the Age of Revolution. In 2016, Louisiana State University-Shreveport will host the annual meeting. We are soliciting panel/paper proposals treating any aspect of history and welcome proposals from allied disciplines and comparative studies. In short, we offer a platform for research into the Revolutionary Era broadly defined. Annual conferences are not theme-based so a broad array of panels/papers is encouraged, including linked sessions on important anniversary events.


Conference Registration:

To register for the conference, please follow the link below. Once you on the registration page, please click on “Enroll Yourself” button. The system will ask you to fill out a short registration form and take you to a checkout cart, where you can select fee rate and number of attendees. To complete registration, click on “Proceed to Checkout” and provide credit card information.

Register here for the February 2016 Conference


2016 Keynote Speakers:

Opening night: “The Aftermath of War: The Allied Occupation of France, 1815-1818,” Christine Haynes, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Luncheon: “The First American Civil War,” Edward F. Countryman, Southern Methodist University

Banquet: “Ideological Aspirations/Ideological Limits in the Age of the Democratic Revolution” Jack Censer, George Mason University


Transportation:

Shreveport LA can be easily reached by air since Shreveport Regional Airport is served by American, Delta, United and Allegiant airlines. Dallas/Fort Worth International airport is 180 miles from the campus while regional airports are located at Longview (68 miles) and Monroe (105 miles). The city and the university can be reached by car via I-20 or I-49.

Shuttle service to and from Shreveport Regional Airport to the hotel will be available on Thursday and Sunday. Shuttles to and from the hotel to campus will be provided on the opening night, while the rest of the conference will take place inside the Hilton Convention Center. Please contact Alexander Mikaberidze at alexander.mikaberidze@lsus.edu for airport shuttle details.


Conference Airport-Hotel Transportation:

Driving, Parking and Carpool:
Participants staying at the Hilton Hotel will have parking available.

The Hilton Hotel and Convention Center will provide a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel at the following time slots: 4:30 pm and 8:00 pm on 24 February; 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:30 pm, and 5:20 pm on 25 February. If you miss a shuttle, there is always a line of taxicabs at the airport exit - hotel is less than eight miles away from the airport.


Accommodations:

The conference will take place at the Hilton Convention Center. Hotel reservations can be made at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, located at 104 Market Street, Shreveport, Louisiana, 71101, USA, which will serve as the conference hotel. To make your reservation and to obtain the group rate discount, visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ConsortiumofRevolutionaryEra or call +1-318-698-0900 (or fax +1-318-698-0515) and state that you are with the block of rooms reserved for the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era. The deadline for reserving a room is January 28, 2016. The room rate for CRE participants is $114.00 per night, plus tax.


Questions:

Any questions should be sent to Alexander Mikaberidze at alexander.mikaberidze@lsus.edu.

 

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