CFP: Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution

Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for the Seventeenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution to be held Friday–Sunday, September 25–27, 2020.

In 2020 Fort Ticonderoga celebrates 200 years since the former garrison grounds were privately purchased and preserved. This represents among the first acts of battlefield preservation in American History. The significance of the site lays largely in its role in the American Revolution, an event which has justifiably loomed large in American memory. More than ever scholars today are re-evaluating the military, social, and political events that led to the creation of the United States during a drawn out War of Independence.

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum seeks proposals for new research on this critical period of the 18th century from a variety of perspectives and participants. Established scholars, graduate students, and others are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers broadly addressing the origins, conduct, or repercussions of the War for American Independence. We are especially interested in topics and approaches that engage the international nature of the conflict, representing the variety of peoples and places involved.

We welcome interdisciplinary backgrounds and approaches covering the period from the 1760s to the 1780s. Papers may include or engage:

  • Material Culture
  • Biographical Analysis
  • Social and Cultural Histories
  • Global Theatres of War
  • Archaeological Studies
  • Indigenous Perspectives

Sessions are 30 minutes in length followed by 10 minutes for audience questions. Fort Ticonderoga may provide speakers with partial travel reimbursement. Please submit a 300-word abstract and CV by email by January 10, 2020, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs:

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Posted: November 12, 2019
Tagged: Calls for Papers