SHEAR

Our mission is to foster the study of the early republican period among professional historians, students, and the general public.

JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC

The Journal of the Early Republic (JER) is a quarterly journal committed to publishing the best scholarship on the history and culture of the United States in the years of the early republic (1776–1861).

Membership

SHEAR membership is open to all; most members are professional historians employed in colleges, universities, museums, and historical parks and agencies, as well as independent scholars and graduate students.

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Annual Meeting

NEW! A copy of the SHEAR24 program is now available. 

Please note one correction: Saturday’s Presidential Address (4:30-6:00) will take place at the 427 Chestnut St. location of the American Philosophical Society.

The 45th Annual meeting will convene in Philadelphia 18 to 21 July 2024. 

Pre-registration has closed. Please plan to register in-person at the conference (an additional $40 will be added to your total). We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Announcement

We are excited to announce a new partner for the SHEAR Dissertation Prize.

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OUR MISSION

SHEAR’s mission is to foster the study of the early republican period among professional historians, students, and the general public. It upholds the highest intellectual standards of the historical profession and encourages the broad diffusion of historical insights through all appropriate channels, including schools, museums, libraries, electronic media, public programming, archives, and publications.

ABOUT US

Established in 1977, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) is an association of scholars dedicated to exploring the events and the meaning of United States history between 1776 and 1861.