J.L. Bell at Boston 1775 just brought my attention to a conference called “Abigail and John: 250 Years Together” The conference will take place on October 25 to mark the 250th wedding anniversary of this revolutionary-era couple. Here is the call for papers:
The conference organizers have issued a invitation to scholars to propose individual papers or complete panels. Those can cover “all aspects of the life and union of these two extraordinary individuals and their world,” though organizers ask for proposals to be keyed to one of these general topics:
- Adams Family Lives
- Courtship and Commitments in Colonial Massachusetts
- Home and Hearth in Colonial Massachusetts
If you wish to propose a paper or session, e-mail a 300-500-word abstract to Michelle Marchetti Coughlin by 16 May. Presenters will be notified in June. Papers will have to be completed in time to be circulated to attendees before the conference, which will take place at or near the Abigail Adams Birthplace in Weymouth.