Second Annual EARS Graduate Student Conference

Revolutionary Boundaries in Early American History

May 13th, 2016 

The History Department at The Graduate Center, CUNY

Co-sponsored by the David Library of the American Revolution, the Doctoral Student Council, and the History Department at the Graduate Center 

Registration: 8:00am – 10:30am in the History Lounge, Room 5111*

Coffee and bagels will be available from 8am to 9am.

*Please note: additional room numbers will be updated shortly

If you’re on twitter, please use the hashtag #EARSCON16 and #CUNYEARS

I. Session 1 (9:00am – 10:30am)

Panel 1 A:

Chair: Michael Crowder, History, Graduate Center, CUNY. Commentator: Dr. Martin Burke, History and American Studies, Graduate Center, CUNY.

  • Rachel Engl, Lehigh University/The McNeil Center for Early American Studies
  • Elaine Lafay, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nicolas Bonneau, University of Notre Dame

Panel 1 B:

Chair: John Winters, History, Graduate Center, CUNY. Commentator: Dr. Andrew Shankman, History, Rutgers University – Camden.

  • Josh Wood, Ohio State University
  • Zach Conn, Yale University
  • Alexandra Montgomery, University of Pennsylvania


II. Session 2 (10:45am – 12:15pm)

Panel 2 A:

Chair: Alisa Wade, History, Graduate Center, CUNY. Commentator: Dr. Zara Anishanslin, History, College of Staten Island.

  • Mirelle Lvecke, University of Pittsburg
  • Sarah Pearlman Shapiro, Columbia University
  • Kelsey Salvesen, University of Pennsylvania

Panel 2 B:

Chair: Miriam Leibman, History, Graduate Center, CUNY. Commentator: Dr. Benjamin Carp, History, Brooklyn College.

  • Jacqueline Beatty, George Mason University
  • Katy Lasdow, Columbia University/Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Timothy Leech, Ohio State University

Panel 2 C:

Chair: Dr. David Houpt, History, Queens College. Commentator: Dr. Andrew Robertson, History, Graduate Center, CUNY.

  • Emily Casey, University of Delaware
  • Katrina Ponti, University of Rochester
  • Dan Du, University of Georgia – Athens


III. Round Table Session 3 (2:00pm – 3:30pm) 

Panel 3: A roundtable on “Hamilton: An American Musical.”

Chair: Nora Slonimsky, History, Graduate Center, CUNY.

  • Phoebe Rumsey, Theater, Graduate Center, CUNY.
  • John Winters, History, Graduate Center, CUNY and Public History Collective.
  • David Waldstreicher, US history, Graduate Center, CUNY.
  • Elizabeth Wollman, Theater, Baruch College.


IV. Round Table Session 4 (3:45pm – 5:15pm)

Panel 4: A roundtable on Digital Humanities.

Chair: Roy Rogers, History, Graduate Center. CUNY.

  • Micki Kaufman, Modern Language Association and Graduate Center, CUNY.
  • Michael Hattem, History, Yale University.
  • Dr. Benjamin Wright, History The University of Texas at Dallas.


V. Session 5 (5:30pm – 6:30pm)


Keynote Speaker: Catherine E. Kelly, the University of Oklahoma