Other Conferences

This is a listing of conferences of interest to scholars of the Georgian period taken from the Omohundro Institute’s Map (a listing of events of interest to scholars of early America, broadly understood). You can find links to the events and more there.

Conference: Land and Water: Port Towns, Maritime Connections, and Oceanic Spaces of the Early Modern Atlantic World

August 31, 2017 – September 3, 2017
Portsmouth, England
Deadline: March 3, 2017

The organisers welcome work that explores the themes of port towns in the early modern Atlantic World in their broadest construction: sites of intercultural exchange, sites of tension, and sites of community. The relationship between land and water is intended to encompass all of the inhabitants of the Atlantic World: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas; Africans; Europeans; and their descendants.

Conference: Colonies and Colonial Wars in History
September 2, 2017 – September 8, 2017
Douala, Cameroon
Deadline: March 1, 2017

The Educational Committee of the International Commission of Military History invites PhD. students to take part in a workshop for young scholars who are still working on or have just finished their PhD thesis on a topic related to “Colonies and Colonial Wars in History“.

Conference: The Digital Panopticon: Crime and Punishment in Britain and its Penal Colonies, 1780-1925
September 13, 2017 – September 15, 2017
Liverpool, England
Deadline: March 31, 2017

We invite papers on any aspect of crime and punishment in Britain and its penal colonies between 1780 and 1925. We also welcome papers which include a comparative dimension with other times and places; papers on digital history, life histories of prisoners and convicts.

Conference: Early Modern Debts / Obligation and Cancellation in European Culture, 1550-1700
September 21, 2017 – September 22, 2017
Bamberg, Germany

This conference will stimulate rigorous interdisciplinary work on debt and credit in early modern culture. It addresses the relationship between general theories of debt and particular experiences or operations of debt, and explores how different sorts of credit interacted.

Seminar: Fort Ticonderoga Annual Seminar on the American Revolution
September 22, 2017 – September 24, 2017
Fort Ticonderoga, NY
Deadline: August 15, 2017

This weekend seminar focuses on the military, political, and social history of the American War for Independence.

Seminar: Fifth Summer Academy of Atlantic History
September 28, 2017 – October 1, 2017
Sevilla, Spain

“Connecting and Globalizing the Atlantic.” Hosted by Prof Bartolomé Yun Casalilla of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

Conference: Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
October 12, 2017 – October 15, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

This four-day international conference will bring together scholarly professionals poised to address current problems pertaining to the study of textual artifacts that cross scholarly, pedagogical, professional, and curatorial domains.

Conference: From Colonial Encounters to the Iraq War: Prisoners of War and Their Place in History
October 26, 2017 – October 28, 2017
Louisville, KY
Deadline: January 30, 2017

The Filson Historical Society’s Institute For Advanced Study proposes a three day academic conference that will explore the experience of POWs in all American conflicts since the colonial period. The conference aims to advance our understanding of the integral role prisoners of war played in the economic, cultural, political and military waging of American wars.

Conference: Southern Conference on British Studies 2017 Meeting
November 10, 2017 – November 11, 2017
Dallas, TX
Deadline: April 1, 2017

The SCBS construes British Studies widely and invites participation by scholars in all areas of British history and culture, including the Empire or Commonwealth and the British Isles. We welcome both individual and panel submissions on any topic in British Studies, but especially on the theme of “Utopias: Sacred and Secular.”

Conference: Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century
March 29, 2018 – March 30, 2018
Wilmington, DE
Deadline: February 1, 2017

This project aims to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines and fields (printing history, art history, law, literature, visual culture, book history, etc.) to explore the cultural and legal consequences of the proliferation of images in the long nineteenth century. Our geographic focus will be on Great Britain and the United States in connection with the wider world, not only their colonies and territories, but also their commercial and artistic links with other countries.

Conference: Freemasons in the Transatlantic World during the Long Eighteenth Century
September 14, 2018 – September 16, 2018
Arlington, VA
Deadline: May 1, 2017

We invite proposals for papers presenting new research in the form of biographical or prosopographical findings in the history of Anglo-American Freemasonry during the long eighteenth century, including studies of freemasons in or from Britain, Ireland, all of North America and the Caribbean.