Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850
High Point, NC
February 19-21, 2015
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 2015, High Point University 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.
2015 Keynote Speakers:
Keynote Speaker: Dominic Lieven, London School of Economics, "Russia and the Defeat of Napoleon: Myth and Reality
Luncheon Speaker: Virginia Aksan, McMaster University, "The Ottoman Revolutionary Moment 1807"
Banquet speaker: Paul Schroeder, Emeritus University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, "World War I as the Last 18th Century War, and the Vienna Settlement as the First Modern Peace"
High Point University can be easily reached by air, flying into Greensboro/High Point Airport (GSO). Charlotte (CLT) and Raleigh (RDU) airports are 90 miles from the campus. The university can also be reached by car via I-40 or I-85.
Shuttle service to and from the Greensboro/High Point Airport (GSO) to the hotel will be available on Thursday and Sunday. Shuttles to and from the hotel to campus will run during the conference. Parking is limited on campus on Friday, but will be available Thursday night and Saturday. Please contact Frederick Schneid for airport shuttle details.
Conference Airport-Hotel Transportation:
Thursday 19 February, Shuttle Bus Schedule from the Greensboro/High Point Airport is:
Pickup is outside the Lower Level Baggage Claim - US Air
Please tell the driver if you are staying at the Comfort Suites, Courtyard Marriott or the JH Adams Inn
Sunday 22 February, Shuttle buses will only operate from the Courtyard Marriott, and pickup at the Comfort Suites at the early time.
- 8:15am (stop at Comfort Suites on the way)
It is a 20-30 minute drive between the airport and the Courtyard Marriott depending upon traffic.
For those who need a taxi, you can use Red Bird Cab - (336) 886-5001, it may be $25 one direction.
Shuttle buses from hotel to High Point will be posted on the webpage: revolutionaryera.org later this week.
Driving, Parking and Carpool:
Please note that parking will be available on Thursday evening and Saturday. On Friday we managed to reserve 24 spaces for conference participants if they wish to drive. Most participants staying at the Comfort Suites Airport and JH Adams Inn have cars. I ask that they car pool with the few who do not have cars and are staying at the same hotel. It is not feasible to send a shuttle bus to pick up one or two people at a hotel. All shuttle service will run from the Courtyard Marriott to campus.
Shuttles will run from the Courtyard Marriott to the High Point University Campus. Participants are discouraged from walking as the distance is too great and the weather is supposed to be very cold. If you are not staying at the conference hotel, please consult the carpool information above, and I will be happy to coordinate. Red Bird Taxi is also available (phone number above) and once on campus rides back to hotels can be arranged.
Shuttle Schedule from Courtyard Marriott to HPU Campus
- Reception and Keynote:6:00PM & 6:45PM
- Return to Marriott: 8:45PM
- Friday: To HPU Campus
- Return to Marriott:6:30PM
- To HPU Campus for Movie:8:30PM
- Return to Marriott:11:15PM
- Saturday: To HPU Campus
- Return to Hotel after Banquet:8:30PM
The conference will take place on the High Point University campus. Hotel accommodations are provided by Courtyard by Marriott, 1000 Mall Loop Road, High Point, NC 27262. (336) 882-3600 A block of rooms has been reserved at a conference rate of $119.00 per night. The hotel has a wine bar and café. Shuttle service from the hotel to the university will be provided.
Any questions should be sent to Frederick C. Schneid.