J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Two Conferences in April

The New England Historical Association’s annual meeting is coming up on Saturday, 17 April, at Salem State College in Massachusetts. There are sessions on:

  • “Smallpox Inoculation in Revolutionary America” with papers by Ann M. Becker, Melissa Grafe, and Andrew Wehrman.
  • “Print Culture and Political Culture in Colonial and Post-Revolutionary America,” with Sean Delaney, Charles Heaton, and Kara E. Pierce.
  • “Telling Difficult History in Public Places,” with Katrina Browne, Rae Gould, and Louis P. Hutchins.
N.E.H.A.’s next conference is in October in Maine, and its call for papers is out now.

Ondine LeBlanc alerted me to what looks like an intriguing conference at Brown University on 24 April 2010: “Women in the Archives.” Its eighteenth-century content includes:
  • Sandy Perot, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. “Staging A Revolution: British and American Women in Theatre in the Late 18th Century”
  • Frank Kelderman, University of Michigan. “Sarah Wentworth Morton’s Ouâbi and the Politics of Ethnography”
And registration is free.

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