Inaugural Meeting of the Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History


The inaugural meeting of the Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History took place Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Missouri History Museum. We discussed a chapter from the forthcoming Johns Hopkins University Press book, The Fate of the Revolution: Virginians Debate the Constitution, by Prof. Lorri Glover of St. Louis University.

The seminar series has been a popular facet of the early American history culture across the country, from Philadelphia and New York across to the Rocky Mountains and the Bay Area. We’re introducing another regional seminar to the mix, based around Missouri and the greater St Louis area (extending into central Illinois, and interest from eastern Kansas, southern Iowa, or northern Arkansas is most welcome). We’re hoping to foster a sense of community among those working on early American topics in the region, and to provide a supportive environment for graduate students and faculty to test out preliminary findings of their research.

See our call for papers. Submissions from presenters outside the Missouri area are very welcome. The aim is to hold 4 events in the 2014-15 academic year. The next meeting is scheduled for November 7 in Columbia.