Call for Papers: Consortium on the Revolutionary Era

The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton January 3, 1777 (John Trumbull)

Call for Paper: The 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.

The organizers 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.

Submission Instructions

Session proposals should include:

  1. A panel description;
  2. a brief abstract for each paper (no more than one page);
  3. and a brief CV for each participant (no more than 2 pages).

Individual paper proposals should include:

  1. A brief abstract (one page);
  2. and a CV (no more than 2 pages).

Proposals from graduate students and independent scholars are welcome. The organizers 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:



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The deadline for submission is November 1, 2021.



The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era was established by five universities–Florida State University, the University of Florida, the University of Georgia, the University of South Carolina, and Louisiana State University–in 1972 to foster the study of Europe during the Revolutionary Period (1750-1850). The primary goal was to organize an annual conference for those interested in this eld and to publish the results of their contributions. Participants include both faculty and students, primarily from the United States, Canada, and Europe. Although the first meeting in 1971 attracted only 75 students and scholars to the University of Georgia, the Bicentennial meeting, held at Florida State University in September 1989, attracted 225 scholars from six countries and almost 2,000 students from not only Florida State University but also from the University of Illinois, Ohio State, Auburn, and L.S.U.

The Consortium has expanded in the past twenty-five years and now includes seventeen universities and colleges. The Consortium has teamed up with the board of Age of Revolutions (an open-access, peer-reviewed journal on the revolutionary era) to publish the conferences annual Proceedings.

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