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Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850
Oxford, MS
February 20-22, 2014

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 2014, the University of Mississippi will host the annual meeting. We are soliciting panel/paper proposals treating any aspect of history, literature, political thought, art, or music history on the period from 1750 to 1850. We 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 are encouraged, including linked sessions on important anniversary events.


Registration is being done through the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education.


Proposals for complete sessions, roundtables, individual papers or alternative formats are due October 18 to Marc Lerner. We prefer proposals for complete sessions, but incomplete sessions and individual paper proposals are also considered. Please include a brief abstract of each paper as well as short (max 2 pages) CVs for each participant. If proposing an alternative presentation format, please describe the nature of the session. Proposals from graduate students are welcome and there is a graduate student rate for the conference. Unfortunately, we do not have any funding available.

2014 Keynote Speakers:

Opening keynote: Rafe Blaufarb
Florida State University, Professor of History, Director of The Institute on Napoleon & The French Revolution.

Friday Lunch speaker: Maya Jasanoff
Harvard University, Professor of History

Banquet speaker: Joseph Miller
University of Virginia, T. Cary Johnson, Jr. Professor (1972)

The CRE will continue to offer publishing opportunities emerging from each annual meeting. For more information on the CRE, see www.revolutionaryera.org.

The conference will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Mississippi. Oxford, Mississippi is well known as one of the great college towns in the United States. The campus is walking distance from the charming town square, a variety of restaurants and our famous independent bookstore.


The closest major airport is Memphis, TN. Participants can rent cars for the easy 70 minute drive to Oxford or take one of our shuttles to campus. We will coordinate shuttle times based on participant arrivals. It is also possible to fly to Jackson, MS but we will not provide shuttle service to and from Jackson.


Participants are encouraged to stay at the Inn at Ole Miss, the hotel on the campus of the University of Mississippi, for which there will be a conference rate. The Conference and Hotel registration website will be available once proposals are accepted in November 2013.


Any questions should be sent to Marc Lerner.


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