Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution

Call for Papers
Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution
September 23–25, 2022

Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for the Eighteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution to be held Friday–Sunday, September 23–25, 2022.

Many states, as well as national entities, are already beginning the process of planning for the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of American Independence. Current events, from the end of America’s longest war of Afghanistan to fundamental questions about the democracy that was created nearly 250 years ago provide new context to explorations of one of the longest, bitterest, and most consequential conflicts in American history.

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum seeks proposals for new research on this critical period of the 18th century from a variety of perspectives, participants, and methodologies. 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 roughly 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 31, 2022, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs: rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org

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Posted: October 15, 2021
Tagged: Calls for Papers