British Group of Early American Historians Conference British Group of Early American Historians Conference

Thursday 5 - Saturday 7 September 2013

On 5 – 7 September 2013, UEA will host the annual meeting of the British Group in Early American History.  The BGEAH was established in the 1990s as an "an extra-institutional collective of scholars interested in the early modern Atlantic world."  Since 2000 the BGEAH has held annual conferences with support from groups including the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, the British Association of American Studies, and the Mellon Foundation.  These events have become the principal gathering of historians working in Britain interested in early American history.  The conferences also attract scholars at all stages of their careers from the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  The theme for this year's event is "Conflict-Resolution-Conflict."  The keynote speakers are Professor Stephen Conway, UCL, author of several books including The British Isles and the War of American Independence, and UCLA Professor Carla Pestana, most recently author of Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World.

Download the provisional programme (PDF)

Registration for the British Group of Early American Historians conference is now open. Please download and complete a registration form and return as outlined.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday 31 July 2013

Conference registration: Full rate £70, Post-graduate rate £35 (excluding dinners and accommodation.)

Download a registration form (Word Version)

Download a registration form (Excel Version)

The conference would like to acknowledge the support of the UEA School of History, the Paul Mellon Professor at the University of Cambridge, the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and the British Association for American Studies.

Accommodation is now full, but if you wish to attend the conference and need accommodation please book it yourself through the accommodation list. The ones that are highlighted in yellow are the ones that are situated nearest the University.


Registration for the conference, the opening plenary lecture by Carla Pestana (University of California) and drinks reception will take place at Dragon Hall, Norwich.  Registration is from 4-5pm and the plenary lecture starts at 5pm.

If you are staying at Broadview Lodge there will be a minibus waiting to take you to Dragon Hall, it will leave the UEA (outside the LCR) at 15.45pm.

For those of you who are staying at other accommodation you will need to make your own way to Dragon Hall. The address for Dragon Hall is:

115-123 King Street


Please click here to look at Dragon Hall on a map.