The Consortium holds a conference every February. Scholars of the revolutionary era (i.e. students, professors, independent historians) are encouraged to attend the meetings and to present the results of their studies to the assembled members of the Consortium. Our first meeting in 1971 included four sessions and eleven papers. At the September 1989 Bicentennial meeting at Florida State University, there were forty-five sessions and 150 presentations, demonstrating the vitality and commitment of students and professors to the Consortium. In 2021, the Consortium went virtual in response to the COVID19 pandemic, reaching a new global audience.
The 2021 Call for Papers is now live and can be viewed below.
Call for Papers:
52nd Annual Meeting of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era
The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era invites proposals for its 52nd annual conference to be held February 10-12, 2022, at Mississippi State University in Starkville. The Consortium (CRE) welcomes papers on any topic related to the period 1750-1850 in any geographical location. While the conference has traditionally welcomed scholars focusing on Europe, the United States, and the Atlantic World, we would also welcome panels that expand our understanding of the Revolutionary Era to include the Pacific, Latin America, Africa, and all places in between.
We invite submissions of both individual papers and fully formed sessions from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars working in any discipline and on any topic exploring the Revolutionary Era. In addition to standard sessions (three or four papers, plus a chair and a commentator) and roundtables (five or six ten-minute presentations), we will also consider any innovative ideas for session formats—including presentation and discussion via distance technologies.
Session proposals should include a panel description, a brief abstract for each paper (no more than one page), and a brief CV for each participant (no more than 2 pages.) Individual paper proposals should include a brief abstract (one page) and CV (no more than 2 pages). Proposals from graduate students and independent scholars are welcome. We urge panel organizers to consider diversity of presenters and topics as they build their sessions. Preference will be given to panels that capture gender, racial, and stage-in-career diversity. Please submit proposals to Dr. Marc Lerner (email@example.com) by November 1, 2020.