Conference | The American Revolution

Posted in conferences (to attend), exhibitions by Editor on September 9, 2019

From the Museum of the American Revolution:

2019 International Conference on the American Revolution
Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, 3–5 October 2019

The Museum of the American Revolution, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and the Richard C. von Hess Foundation are pleased to present the 2019 International Conference on the American Revolution. This event will bring noted historians, writers, and curators from Ireland, Scotland, England, and the United States together to explore military, political, social, and artistic themes from the Age of Revolutions.

The conference will coincide with the opening of Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, the Museum’s first international loan exhibition. With more than one hundred works of art, historical objects, manuscripts, and maps from lenders across the globe, Cost of Revolution will explore the Age of Revolutions in America and Ireland through the life story of an Irish-born artist and officer in the British Army, Richard Mansergh St. George (1750s–1798).

Program highlights include an opening keynote by Dr. Eliga Gould, speaking on “Making Peace in Britain, Ireland, and America: 1778 to 1783,” and a closing keynote by Martin Mansergh, noted historian and former Irish diplomat and Fianna Fáil politician who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process. In addition to two days of engaging talks, panel discussions, and tours of Cost of Revolution, conference guests may register for an optional one-day guided bus trip to follow the footsteps of Richard St. George through the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777.

The full conference packet is available here»

Note (added 29 September 2019) — The posting has been updated to reflect the change in keynote speakers; originally Linda Colley was scheduled to speak but was forced to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. The museum hopes to host her in the future.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: