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.
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.
43rd Annual meeting will convene in New Orleans 21 to 24 July 2022
Registration opens May 1, 2022
44th Annual meeting will convene in Philadelphia 13 to 16 July 2023
45th Annual meeting will convene in Philadelphia 18 to 21 July, 2024