Massachusetts Historical Society

The New England Quarterly


September 16: Somerset Club, 42 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108

September 17: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

View conference program below or download a pdf.


All attendees must register to attend the conference. Note that conference presenters and commenters do NOT need to register.

In order to attend both days of the conference, please register for both events below.

Register to attend dinner and keynote on 16 September at the Somerset Club here.

Register to attend programs at the Massachusetts Historical Society on 17 September including lunch here.

Registration is free for graduate students. Interested graduate students should email to register.

Registration for events on both days of conference will close on 2 September.

Questions about registration? Email Research Coordinator Cassandra Cloutier


Friday, September 16

Reception and dinner: 6 p.m. Friday, September 16, Somerset Club

Keynote address: Sean Wilentz, 8 p.m. “The Radicalism of Northern Emancipation.”
George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of History, Princeton University

Saturday, September 17

Massachusetts Historical Society

Arrival: 8:30-9:00 a.m. Coffee, tea, snacks

First Session: 9:00-10:15 a.m.

“Property in the Age of Revolutions” Panel Discussion

Short Break/Coffee, 10:15-10:30 a.m.

Second Session: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Politics and Personality in New England

Comment: Manisha Sinha, James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair and Professor in American History, University of Connecticut

Buffet Lunch, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Third Session, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

The Politics and Culture of Investing

Short Break/Coffee, 2:45-3:00 p.m.

Fourth Session, 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Creating a New New England

Conclusion, 4:20-5:30 p.m.

Themes in American Political Cultures: A Concluding Discussion

Closing Reception: Beverages and Light Refreshments

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