Today’s post is a public service announcement that proposals for “Women in Early America,” a workshop jointly sponsored by the William and Mary Quarterly and the University of Southern California-Huntington Library Early Modern Studies Institute, are due Friday, October 15. This workshop is one in an annual series designed to identify and encourage fresh trends in understanding the history and culture of early North America.
My original post on this workshop is here. The conference website with instructions for applying is here. I’ll just add two things: first of all, this is a dee-luxe conference. The setting, the accomodations, the food, and of course the intellectual companionship will be brilliant. You really shouldn’t miss out, if you have anything at all to say about women’s history. Secondly, the Call for Papers emphasizes that all of early North America is game, so Mexican and Canadian history is more than welcome. As Claudio Saunt, Ned Blackhawk, and others have argued, there really is an early American West, too–so think about it and do yourself a favor by applying to this conference.
For those of you who have never been to the magical, enchanting Huntingon Library and Gardens, here’s a little preview of the wonders that awaits you. There is no more beautiful or inspiring place to read, write, and think in North America: