The Society of Early Americanists’ 10th Biennial conference will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 2-4, 2017.
The main conference venue will be the Hyatt Regency Downtown, with a closing reception at the University of Tulsa’s Helmerich Center for American Research, next to (and housing papers and books from) the Gilcrease Museum of the Americas.
Proposals for traditional or experimental format sessions on all aspects of early America are welcome, but we will be especially attentive to the question of the public in early America as well as the public place of early American studies today. Our two plenary talks will be open to the public, as well as a panel the evening of Wednesday, March 1, on the topic of “The Public and the Past: Finding and Connecting with Early America.”
Optional public outreach activities, especially involving local schools and teachers, will be available to interested attendees, with most of these activities taking place on Wednesday, March 1. Travel fellowships will be available for graduate students, adjunct faculty, schoolteachers, tribal historians, and curators.
The Society of Early Americanists, which was founded in 1994, is a 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization devoted to furthering the exchange of ideas and information among scholars of various disciplines who study the literature and culture of the Americas to approximately 1800. Please visit the Society’s web site: http://www.societyofearlyamericanists.org