â€œâ€˜So Sudden an Alteration:â€™ The Causes, Course, and Consequences of the American Revolution,â€ a conference to be held in Boston in recognition of the 250th anniversary of the passage of the Stamp Act, will take place April 9-11, 2015. The conference was previously announced for another date.
The organizers continue to invite essay proposals: the deadline is February 21, 2014. The program will be held at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston and is co-sponsored by the MHS, Boston University, the David Library of the American Revolution, and Williams College. This conference aims to break out of the well-worn grooves of historical inquiry that have defined the study of the Revolution for the past fifty years. In particular, the organizers are seeking papers that address issues of politics and ideology, the impact of military developments and military actions on society, and the course of Revolution in New England.
Submissions should include a one-page description of up to 500 words and a short c.v. with current contact information. Send proposals to Conrad Edick Wright, Director of Research, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, or by email to email@example.com. Deadline: February 21, 2014.