Annual Meeting 17-20 July 2014, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Program: for a PDF of the panel schedule, Click Here

The 36th annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic has been scheduled for 17-20 July 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home of SHEAR.

The meeting will be headquartered at the Doubletree Philadelphia, in the heart of Center City, one of the city’s most vibrant and beautiful neighborhoods.



Online registration is now closed.

All preregistration must be completed online by 30 June 2014.

Preregistration is $70 for members and $100 for non-members. Graduate students are $50.

If you do not preregister, you may register on-site at the conference. The on-site price will include a $10 late registration fee, and may not be paid via credit/debit card; you will have to pay with cash or a check made out to SHEAR. On-site conference check-in will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 17, at the DoubleTree Hotel. It will continue on Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, and Sunday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hotel, 237 South Broad Street, located in the heart of the Theatre District on the Avenue of the Arts. Rates are $154/single or double, $164/triple, and $174/quadruple, and are valid for up to three days before and three days after the SHEAR conference, based on availability. The hotel’s amenities include MP3 and iPod compatible radios, 18-hour room service, rooftop atrium pool, sundeck, racquetball courts, and complimentary DoubleTree Fitness by Percor® workout facility. More information about the hotel and its amenities is available at

Reservations must be made by 14 June 2014 to ensure the conference rate. There are two methods by which conference attendees may make their own room arrangements with the DoubleTree Hotel. You may call directly at (215) 893-1600, being sure to specify that you are attending SHEAR. Or you may reserve a room online at the DoubleTree, using SHR as your conference code.


If you have questions about registration or the conference, please feel free to contact the SHEAR business office at (215) 746-5393 or at, or consult national conference coordinator Craig Friend at