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USIH 2017 Conference Dates, Details

As we all look forward to the upcoming 2016 S-USIH conference this October at Stanford University, the members of the 2017 conference committee (listed below) are pleased to announce that we have finalized key details for the 2017 conference.

The ninth annual S-USIH Conference will be held from Thursday, October 26 to Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center. The theme of the conference will be “Histories of Memory, Memories of History.”

gordon-reed_1We are delighted to report that our keynote speaker will be renowned historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, Professor of History in the History Department at Harvard University, and Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute.  Professor Gordon-Reed has published seven books, including The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (2008), winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history and the National Book Award for nonfiction.  She published her most recent book, “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (co-authored with Peter S. Onuf), this past spring.

We are excited about what lies ahead, and we hope you are as well.  After the conclusion of the 2016 S-USIH conference, we will post a CFP and will share further information about plenary sessions, social events, room rates, and local dining/attractions.

In the meantime, mark your calendars now for the 2017 conference.  We look forward to seeing you deep in the heart of Texas!

2017 S-USIH Conference Committee

L.D. Burnett (chair) – Collin College
Ben Alpers – University of Oklahoma
Christopher Cameron – University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Anthony Chaney – independent scholar (Dallas, TX)
Sara Georgini – Massachusetts Historical Society
Andrew Seal – Yale University
Whitney Stewart – Rice University

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