CFP: Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution

September 22-24, 2023

Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for the Nineteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution to be held Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, 2023. 

The past couple of years appear to have widened political and cultural fissures in the United States. In reality many of these cracks date back to the creation of the nation. New perspectives on the war for American independence continue to reframe how we consider the origins of this country amidst a hotly contested, divisive, and bloody internecine war. Ticonderoga’s story is a microcosm of this, from military actions to the deeply personal choices made by individuals to affirm or assert their identities and futures in the context of a civil, as well as an international, war.

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum seeks proposals for new research on this critical period of the 18th century from a variety of perspectives and participants. Established scholars, graduate students, and others are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers broadly addressing the origins, conduct, or repercussions of the War for American Independence. We are especially interested in topics and approaches that engage the international nature of the conflict, representing the variety of peoples and places involved. 

We welcome interdisciplinary backgrounds and approaches covering the period from the 1760s to the 1780s. Papers may include or engage:

  • Material Culture
  • Biographical Analysis
  • Social and Cultural Histories
  • Global Theatres of War 
  • Archaeological Studies
  • Indigenous Perspectives

Sessions are 30 minutes in length followed by 10 minutes for audience questions. Fort Ticonderoga may provide speakers with partial travel reimbursement. Please submit a 300-word abstract and CV by email by October 31, 2022, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs:

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