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LSUS Hosts Annual Meeting of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era

February 23, 2016

The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 (CRE) is an organization of member schools dedicated to the promotion of research on the Revolutionary Period. The CRE provides an annual venue for the presentation of original academic research on the history of Europe, the United States, Latin America, the Atlantic World and beyond during the Age of Revolution.

Dr. Alex Mikaberidze, associate professor of history at LSUS, will lead the academic conference Feb. 25-27.  The event will take place at both the LSUS Campus and the Hilton Hotel and Shreveport Convention Center and will feature some 100 scholars from across the US and Europe. The keynote speakers include Dr. Christine Haynes, associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Edward F. Countryman, Southern Methodist University, and Dr. Jack Censer, professor emeritus of George Mason University in Virginia.   "LSUS has been a member of the CRE for two decades but has not hosted its conference until now," Mikaberidze said. "In fact, as far as I know, this will be our first major humanities conference so it will offer a number of advantages and benefits. It will help showcase our institution and introduce dozens of scholars to its collection of books and manuscripts. Participants hail from all across the U.S. as well as from France, Italy, Britain, Germany and Denmark."   The public can access the entire conference program at the CRE website (www.revolutionaryera.org) and register to attend HERE.