Academic journal article Journal of the Early Republic

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Academic journal article Journal of the Early Republic

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Yearly SHEARly Shindig, New York Style

Just a couple of days after Hogmanay, on Saturday, January 3, 2009, the King Juan Carlos I Center at New York University was the venue for our latest annual AHA fete generously hosted by NYU's Department of History and cosponsored by the Friends of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the JfEWs publisher, Perm Press. When the last guests departed the 6:00-7:30 p.m. affair around 10 p.m. (now that's what I call a SHEAR shindig!) everyone agreed that the packed house of SHEARites of all ages had had a braw time, but that it was particularly gratifying to see so many young early Americanists in attendance. Whether our esteemed president, Paul Gilje, treated the company to samples of the primary source material from his current project, "To Swear Like A Sailor: Cursing in the American Age of Sail," remains shrouded in mystery - you know the rule, what happens in Juan Carlos, stays in Juan Carlos - but damn, he's good. Next year the good times will be rolling in San Diego.

SHEAR in Springfield

Ah, yes, yet again 'tis the time to laud one of the benefits of membership enjoyed by you, the programmatically advantaged! Get a jump on booking the highlight event of your summer because, hermetically sealed along with this issue of the JER, is your copy of the program for the 2009 SHEAR conference to be held in the land of Lincoln from July 16 to 19. Local Arrangements Committee Chair Tom Schwartz of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is working hard with his team to ensure yet another superb SHEAR conference and, as you can see, the Program Committee under Jim Huston of Oklahoma State University's chairmanship have put together quite the intellectual feast. …

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