Register for the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850!

The annual Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 will be held virtually from February 18-20 & 26-27 and will be free to all who register. You can register for the conference here.

For the full list of CRE Board of Directors, click here.

2021 Program Committee

Alexander Mikaberidze, Louisiana State University – Shreveport

Bryan Banks, Columbus State University

Denise Davidson, Georgia State University (Chair)

Jeff Burson, Georgia Southern University

Peter C. Messer, Mississippi State University

Opening Keynote Address

Thursday, February 18, 4 PM EST/9 PM GMT

Kacy Dowd Tillman

Professor of English & Writing/Co-Director of Honors, University of Tampa

“The Limits and Liberty of Loyalism”

Session 1

Friday, February 19, 3:00 – 4:30 PM (All times are Eastern Standard Time.)

 Session 1-A

Before Feminism: Women’s Political Participation in the Age of Revolutions

 Moderator: Mita Choudhury, Vassar College

  “Women and Liberal Revolution: Spain, 1808-1840”

Florencia Peyrou, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  “Resistance and Obedience: The Politics of Martyrdom during the Revolution”

Corinne Gressang, Erskine College

  “The bonds which unite your life to mine are our mutual affection’: Sophie Grouchy and the Marquis de Condorcet’s Revolutionary Partnership”

Kathleen McCrudden, Yale University

  “Secret and Not So Secret Societies: A Privileged Space for Women’s Political Participation”

Elisavet Papalexopoulou, European University Institute

 Session 1-B

Revealing the Practices and Problems in Exhibiting Revolutionary Era Houses

Moderator: Heather Huyck, Co-Chair, Research & Interpretation, National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites

  “Lives Behind the Names: Telling a Fuller Story at Historic Kenmore”

Meghan Budinger, Director of Curatorial Operations, The George Washington Foundation

 ‘The Curated Past and the Quest to Interpret a More Complete Story”

Heidi Hill, Historic Site Manager, Crailo and Schuyler Mansion State Historic Sites

 “Benedict Arnold’s House: The Making and Unmaking of an American Home”

Laura Macaluso, Independent Scholar

  “Moving a Founding Father Out of the Frame: Expanding the History of a Maryland Plantation”

Amy Speckart, Independent Scholar

Session 2

Saturday, February 20, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 2-A (Roundtable)

New Looks at Old Men (Lafayette, Franklin, Jackson, Bolívar, Napoleon, and Washington)

 Chair: William B. Allen, Michigan State University

 Laura Auricchio, Fordham University

 David Bell, Princeton University

 Daniel Gullotta, Stanford University

 Kelsa Pellettiere, University of Mississippi

 Craig Bruce Smith, US Army School of Advanced Military Studies

 Session 2-B

Reassessing Biedermeier Culture

 Moderator: Claudia Kreklau, University of St. Andrews

  “Chemists and the Origins of Mass Production in the Porcelain Industry”

Suzanne Marchand, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

  “Compilation and Compression: Political Literacy and Dissent in Biedermeier Reading Cultures”

James Brophy, University of Delaware

  “On the Move: Outcasts, Wanderers, and the Political Landscape of Die Winterreise

George Williamson, Florida State University

 “In Clausewitz’s Shadow: Rühle von Lilienstern Is Writing on War (And a Lot of Other Things)”

Günther Kronenbitter, University of Augsburg

Session 3

Saturday, February 20, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Session 3-A

Mobility and Revolution

 Moderator: Janet Polasky, University of New Hampshire

  “Mobility within the Napoleonic Empire: The Case of (Sub)prefects in the Netherlands and Northwest Germany”

Martijn van der Burg, Open University of the Netherlands 

  “German Forty-Eighters in Hawai‘i: Migration, Revolution, and Colonial Knowledge”

Nicholas B. Miller, Flagler College

  “Parisian salons as places for exile politics between 1830 and 1848”

Camille Creyghton, Utrecht University

“Migration and Revolution in the German Lands”

Benjamin Hein, Brown University

 Session 3-B

Operationalizing the Military Enlightenment

 Moderator:  Christy Pichichero, George Mason University

  “Control Warfare: Reform in the French Army of the Military Enlightenment”

Jonathan Abel, US Army Command and General Staff College

“Progressive or Reactionary? Reevaluation of Naval Officer Corps Reforms”

Kenneth Johnson, Air University

 “’So Valuable a Revolution’: Silvicultural Science in the Service of the French Navy”

Kieko Matteson, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Session 4

Friday, February 26, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Session 4-A

Emigres and Their Stuff in Word and Deed

 Moderator: Rebecca Spang, Indiana University

  “Borders, Brothers, and Battles: The Boxader Family Business and Trans-Pyrenean Migration”

Erik Braeden Lewis, Florida State University

 “Portrayals of property and/or the Environment in Émigré Novels”

Kirsty Carpenter, Massey University

  “Rethinking the Biens des Emigres”

Rafe Blaufarb, Florida State University

Session 4-B (Roundtable)

New Perspectives on American Loyalists in the Revolutionary Era

Pre-circulated papers will be available for this session on the CRE website.

Moderator: Rebecca Brannon, James Madison University

 Cho-Chien Feng, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Lauren Michalak, University of Maryland, College Park

Peter W. Walker, University of Wyoming

Christopher F. Minty, University of Virginia

Benjamin Bankhurst, Shepherd University

Emily Yankowitz, Yale University

Rebecca Brannon, James Madison University

G. Patrick O’Brien, Kennesaw State University

Session 5

Saturday, February 27, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 5-A

Under the Flag of Insurgency: The Greek Revolution in International and Imperial History

 Moderator: Beatrice de Graaf, Utrecht University

  “Navigating the Revolution before Navarino: Imperial Interventions in Aegean Waters, 1821-1826”

Erik de Lange, Utrecht University

  “Under the Yoke of Ottoman Domination: Slavery and Central European Philhellenism”

Christopher Mapes, Independent Scholar

 “‘They kissed each other affectionately…’: The Intra-Elite Rivalries and Transimperial Histories of the Greek Crisis, 1801-1841”

Ozan Ozavci, Utrecht University

  “Islands in a state of emergency: Ionian neutrality and martial law during the Greek Revolution of 1821”

Evangelos (Aggelis) Zarokostas, Independent Scholar

 Session 5-B (Roundtable: Book Presentation)

 Cosmopolitan conservatisms: Countering Revolution in Transnational Networks, Ideas and Movements (c. 1700 -1930), ed.Matthijs Lok, Friedemann Pestel and Juliette Reboul(Leiden: Brill, 2021)

 Moderator: Matthijs Lok, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

 Carolina Armenteros, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic

 David Armitage,Harvard University, USA

 Friedemann Pestel, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

 Juliette Reboul, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands

 Glauco Schettini, Fordham University, USA

Session 6

Saturday, February 27, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

 Session 6-A

Representation and Reputation in an Age of Paper, 1774-1848

Moderator: Alissa Adams, University of Texas, Permian Basin

  “Printed Remembrance and Projections of an ‘Illustrious Dead’ – Representations of Late Eighteenth-Century Radicals in the Chartist Press, 1838-1848”

Joshua Dight, Edge Hill University

  “From Stage to Revolutionary Theater: Transatlantic Patriot Political Rhetoric and the ‘Liberty or Death’ Speech”

Amy Dunagin, Kennesaw State University

  “John Trumbull and the Transactional Aesthetic in an Age of Paper, 1780-1795”

Matthew Fisk, Independent Scholar

  “‘Out of a Harmless Little Sneeze They Made a Thunderbolt’: Fritz Reuter’s Depictions of

the Demagogenverfolgung

Karin Breuer, Ithaca College

 Session 6-B

Anti-Jacobin Rhetoric

Pre-circulated papers will be available for this session on the CRE website.

Moderator: Ronen Steinberg, Michigan State University

  “Transnational Démagogues, Séducteurs, and Cannibales: Narrating a Global Jacobin Conspiracy in the Conservative French Press (1790-1791)”

Steven Weber, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

  “‘Un Spectacle d’horreur’: Theater, Gender, and Terror in the Revolutionary Midi (1793-1795)” Alice Coulter Main, University of Wisconsin- Madison

Closing Keynote Address

Saturday, Feb. 27, 4 PM EST/9 PM GMT

Alan Forrest, Emeritus Professor of Modern History, University of York

“The French Atlantic in the Age of Revolution: The View from France’s Port Cities”

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