CFP: Conflict & Community in Early America and the Atlantic World (grad) (3/15/07; 9/27/07-9/29/07)

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Conflict and Community in Early America and the Atlantic World

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference hosted by the
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
University of Pennsylvania
September 27-29, 2007

This conference seeks to bring together a diverse group of
graduate students researching topics related to conflict and
community in Early America and the Atlantic World prior to
1850. We understand “community” in its broadest sense,
encompassing (for example) communities formed around region,
ideology, class, language, race, ethnicity, religion,
commerce, literature and occupation. How and why were such
communities formed? How were they structured? How did they
change over time? How, and by whom, have they been
represented? Furthermore, what was the nature of conflict
between and within these communities? How was such conflict
fought and negotiated? Where were the fault lines in early
American communitiesâ€"in other words, along what axes did they
divide into conflict? What opportunities were created by such

Papers likely to foster exchange between disciplines such as
history, literature, American Studies, political science, art
history, geography, race and gender studies, cultural studies,
anthropology, and material culture are particularly
encouraged. We prefer that applicants e-mail their proposals
by March 15, 2007 to, but proposals
postmarked by this date will also be accepted. Proposals
should include a 250-word prospectus and a brief c.v. Paper
presentations will be limited to twenty minutes. Conference
participants will receive financial support to help cover
travel and housing expenses. Decisions will be announced by
May 15, 2007. Questions regarding the conference should be
directed to Katherine Paugh at
Proposals sent by mail should be addressed to:

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3355 Woodland Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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