Women Waging War in the American Revolution 2019
Тезисы до: 01.10.2018
Даты: 05.07.19 — 05.07.19
Область наук: Исторические и археология;
Е-мейл Оргкомитета: firstname.lastname@example.org
Организаторы: California Society Sons of the American Revolution
The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 10th Annual Conference on the American Revolution. The conference will examine women's words, actions, and influence in the War for American Independence. The SAR, as part of its Congressional mandate to encourage historical research, is sponsoring this conference in alliance with the Museum of the American Revolution, which invites people to engage with the Revolution's ideas, stories, and artifacts.
Mary Silliman wrote in 1776 that she had "acted the heroine as well as my dear Husband [General Gold Selleck Silliman] the hero." Not all women--or men--acted heroically in the war, but they did act, not just react, and their agency informs this conference. How did women fight the Revolution: that is, fight for it, fight against it, and fight in it?
Proposals for Women Waging War in the American Revolution should introduce how the authors will explore women's involvement with armies and militias or their actions in defense of persons and property on the home front. The conference intends to examine women warriors, followers, and activists with American, French, British, German, Loyalist, and Native American forces. It also invites comparisons to women's martial engagements in the broader revolutionary Atlantic World between 1750 and 1800.