Thursday, July 21, 2011

The David Library at SHEAR 2011

From July 14-17, 2011, the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic met at the Doubletree Hotel in Philadelphia. The David Library played a major role in this conference, ranging from funding several receptions to sending a delegation of fellows and staff down each day to organizing and presenting a panel on the intersection of race, identity, and politics in the Early Republic. Throughout the conference, David Library Fellow Rachel Herrmann, of the University of Texas at Austin, and I provided twitter updates on the panels we attended, testing out a new approach for taking the conference to a wider audience. Professor W. Caleb McDaniel of Rice University has been kind enough to gather these and other tweets from the conference and post them online. So if you missed SHEAR 2011, you can get an idea of what went on by visiting:

The Official Twitter Record of SHEAR 2011


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