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Call for Papers, Fall 2022 Meeting – Deadline extended!

We are pleased to call for papers and proposals for our Fall meeting at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, on October 29, 2022. The proposal deadline has been extended to August 15, 2022. The program committee welcomes proposals for presentations on any subject, period, or geographical area from scholars within or outside the New England region. We invite research from any historical field or subdiscipline, including applied historical scholarship in pedagogy or public history. Complete session proposals as well as single paper proposals are welcome.…

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Spring 2022 CFP

New England Historical Association invites submissions for our Spring 2022 in-person conference on April 23 hosted by University of Massachusetts Lowell. Submit a proposal and brief C.V. to by February 1, c/o Dr. Charlotte Gradie, Sacred Heart (NEHA Vice President). The program committee welcomes proposals on any subject, period, or geographical area from scholars within or outside the New England region. In honor of the vibrant city of Lowell as the site of our return to face-to-face meetings, we especially invite presentations, panels,and roundtables…

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Fall 2021 Virtual Conference CFP

Dear friends and members of NEHA, We are pleased to announce our call for papers for the Fall 2021 New England Historical Association meeting. Our fall conference will be a virtual gathering on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Thank you to Worcester State University for being our hosts. For our Fall meeting, we invite submissions of individual papers or full panels or sessions, and we encourage you to share our CFP widely (download our flyer here). We are pleased that holding a virtual meeting may allow…

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NEHA Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol

The Officers and Executive Committee of the New England Historical Association (NEHA) condemn political violence and the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The attempt by insurrectionists to prevent our representatives and senators from carrying out their constitutional duty–the certification of the election of President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Harris–was unlawful and a brazen threat to our democratic republic. As we prepare for a new semester, the leadership of NEHA encourages our colleagues and members to consult the resources prepared by the American…

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Fall Virtual Conference

NEHA is excited to share the below preliminary program for our Fall Virtual Conference, hosted by Sacred Heart University on Saturday, October 17. Final archived program available here. Participants and attendees should register by October 15, 2020 using this link: Preliminary Program NEHA Fall 2020 Virtual Conference Saturday, October 17, 2020 Sacred Heart University All sessions will be held online. The links for each session will be distributed the day before. Please note that ALL sessions are on EST. All participants will need to…

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Mark Peterson Awarded James P. Hanlan Book Prize

NEHA’s Book Prize Committee (Kristen Petersen, Marie B. McDaniel, Ian Delahanty, and Martin Menke) are delighted to announce the winner of this year’s James P. Hanlan Book Prize. Mark Peterson, the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of History at Yale University, has received the award for his work The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865 (Princeton, 2019).
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Book cover
The City-State of Boston

Reviewer comments included:
“The word that comes to mind for this book is “magisterial.” Petersen delivers a three centuries long history of Boston that has fundamentally challenged the way I conceive of and teach about not only New England’s colonial history but also the history of the Atlantic World more generally.”

“I found Peterson’s approach to urban history and to Boston to be unique and compelling. As an historian who has read as many books on Boston’s history as have popped off presses, this is the finest, in my humble opinion.”