Correspondents Wanted: 2017 SHEAR Conference in Philadelphia


Are you heading to Philadelphia this weekend (July 20-23) for the 39th annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic?  I will not be at the conference, but I would love to have some attendees share their conference experiences at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.

What am I hoping for out of these posts/reports? Frankly, anything. Let the spirit move you. I would love to get general observations, reports on sessions you attend, job market updates, or any other kind of stuff you might have the time or inclination to write about.

Feel free to be as creative and journalistic as you want. If at all possible I would like to get some stuff as the conference is going on, but general summaries would also work as long as you can get them to me by July 24.  Feel free to write as few or as many posts as you would like. I will try to get stuff posted here in real time (or thereabouts) during the conference.

Though we can’t pay you for writing (maybe some day), we can introduce you, your writing, and your online presence to about 4500 readers a day.  Others choose to write under a pseudonym so they can be more honest.  Either way is fine.

If you are interested, shoot me an e-mail at jfea(at)messiah(dot)edu and we can get the ball rolling.  In the meantime, check out our posts from other conferences to get an idea of what some of our previous correspondents have done:

2016 Organization of American Historians

2016 American Historical Association

2015 American Historical Association