CfP: 2013 Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 Ft Worth, (02/2013, TX); DL: 15.11.2012

Program Committee: Denise Davidson, Georgia State University Rick Schneid, High Point University Alex Mikaberidze, LSU-Shreveport Marc Lerner, University of Mississippi Mike Leggiere, University of North Texas, Conference-Website

Time: 21-23 February
Venue: Hilton Hotel in Ft. Worth, TX
Deadline: November 15, 2012

The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 (CRE) provides a venue for the presentation of original research on not only the history of Europe during the age of revolution, but also the Atlantic world and beyond. We are soliciting panel/paper proposals treating any aspect of history, literature, or art or music history on the period from 1750 to 1850. We also welcome proposals from allied disciplines and comparative studies. In short, we offer a platform for research into the revolutionary era broadly defined. Annual conferences are not theme-based, but the 2013 meeting will recognize the bicentennial of the German „Befreiungskriege“ 1813-1815″ against Napoleon, and so panels/papers addressing these wars, the period of the general Napoleonic Wars in Europe between 1805 and 1815 and their Transatlantic context in the Germany during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods are encouraged. The CRE also publishes Selected Papers for each annual meeting. For more information on the CRE, see our website at:

  • Keynote Address: Karen Hagemann, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Karen Hagemann is the James G., Kenan Distinguished Professor of History

Luncheon Address: Dennis Showalter, Colorado College, Dennis Showalter is Professor of History at Colorado College

Banquet Address: David Barclay (tentative) Kalamazoo College David Barclay is the Margaret and Roger Scholten Professor of International Studies

Location: The 2013 conference will be held 21-23 February at the Hilton Hotel in Ft. Worth, TX, located in beautiful Sundance Square, rich in Western history and lore. During the great cattle drives of the late 1800’s, Fort Worth was one of the major stops on the legendary Chisholm Trail. Cowboys on the trail would visit downtown Fort Worth for some much needed recreation. The downtown area was filled with saloons, gambling parlors, shooting galleries and dance halls, which attracted a rough mix of gamblers, cattlemen, outlaws, and lonesome doves. The area was named for the Sundance Kid who – along with his partner Butch Cassidy – was a frequent visitor to the area, then known as Hell’s Half Acre. Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, well-known participants in the „Shootout at the OK Corral,“ could also be spotted from time to time in Sundance Square. Most of the buildings in Sundance Square date from the turn of the 20th century, an have been beautifully restored to provide a wonderful architectural view of the past. The red brick streets and lush courtyards add to Sundance Square’s authentic aura. A few of the notable buildings in Sundance Square include the Knights of Pythias Hall (1901), the Land Title Building (1889), and the Jett Building (1907), which features the Chisholm Trail Mural painted by Richard Haas in the mid-1980s and spans the building’s southern façade. The mural commemorates the Fort Worth segment of the Chisholm Trail cattle drives of 1867-1875.

Accommodations: Reservations should be made at the Hilton, located at 815 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102. To make your reservation and to obtain the group rate discount, cal 817.870.2100 and use the code: UNT. The deadline for reserving a room is 22 January 2013. The room rate for CRE participants including a fabulous breakfast buffet is $149.00 per night, plus tax.

Transportation: Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport is served by Air Canada, American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, KLM, Sun Country, Lufthansa, Qantas, TACA, United, and US Airways. The airport also features a variety of commercial shuttles and full taxi service into Ft. Worth.

Panel and Paper Proposals: The program committee prefers proposals for complete sessions (three papers, plus chair and a commentator). However, we will accept proposals for incomplete sessions, and individual paper proposals. Session proposals should include name of presenter, title of paper, and brief abstract (no more than one page) for each paper; and brief CVs (no more than 2 pages) for each participant. The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2012. We welcome traditional presentations of new research as well as roundtable discussions and pedagogical panels. Proposals from doctoral students are welcome. Electronic submissions should be sent in Word format to Mike Leggiere at

Any questions may be addressed to Mike Leggiere at


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