The Map

Welcome to The Map, the OI’s collection of upcoming events for Early Americanists. Click on any pin to get more information about events being held at that location or use the list below to see what is happening in your neighborhood and around the world. This page lists events in order of start date. Simply click the button to the right to see the full list. (Surfing the map will in no way affect the order of the list by the way, so play with it as much as you like.) Click on the button just below The Map to see the map with a list of the same events ordered by event type (conference, seminar or lecture). Our Regional Editors are doing a terrific job of keeping this page updated, but contact Martha Howard (oieahc@wm.edu) to share any additional event news.

Conference: Grief 2019 Conference
November 28, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Leuven, Belgium

"Grief and the Arts in the West from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century." While tackling specific questions and cases, we seek to open up interdisciplinary and diachronic reflections and capture the dynamic history of grief in the arts. In particular, we aim to ask how cultural expressions represent grief and become sites of reflection on the very phenomenon of mourning, both in the social and cultural context of their creation and in later use; how artistic artefacts functioned and still function as integral parts of funerary rituals and individual processes of mourning; and how rituals and processes themselves engage in a delicate dance with cultural trends.
Conference: 2020 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference
May 14, 2020 - May 16, 2020
Belfast, ME
Deadline: December 2, 2019

The Canadian-American Center and the Department of History at the University of Maine invite proposals for the 2020 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference to be held at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine, USA on May 14-16, 2020. The theme of the conference is “Crossing Borders, Bridging Boundaries.” With most participants crossing the international border between Canada and the United States to attend the conference, we especially seek proposals that in some way attempt to bridge boundaries, be they physical, disciplinary, metaphorical, or otherwise. Among the many options available, proposals may engage with a borderlands framework, or could incorporate an interdisciplinary approach. As in previous ACS conferences, we will consider proposals that deal with any topic or theme focused on the study of the Atlantic Region.