2019 International Conference on the American Revolution

2019 International Conference on the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution
Philadelphia, PA
October 3 – 5, 2019

The Museum of the American Revolution, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and the Richard C. von Hess Foundation are pleased to present the 2019 International Conference on the American Revolution. This event will bring noted historians, writers, and curators from Ireland, Scotland, England, and the United States together to explore military, political, social, and artistic themes from the Age of Revolutions.

The conference will coincide with the opening of Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, the Museum’s first international loan exhibition. With more than one hundred works of art, historical objects, manuscripts, and maps from lenders across the globe, Cost of Revolution will explore the Age of Revolutions in America and Ireland through the life story of  an Irish-born artist and officer in the British Army, Richard Mansergh St. George (1750s-1798).

Program highlights include an opening keynote by Dr. Eliga Gould, speaking on “Making Peace in Britain, Ireland, and America: 1778 to 1783,” and a closing keynote by Martin Mansergh, noted historian and former Irish diplomat and Fianna Fáil politician who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process. In addition to two days of engaging talks, panel discussions, and tours of Cost of Revolution, conference guests may register for an optional one-day guided bus trip to follow the footsteps of Richard St. George through the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777.

Presented by
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Richard C. von Hess Foundation
Museum of the American Revolution


Classroom Teachers: The application deadline for a limited number of scholarships to attend conference lectures has passed. Please contact conferences@amrevmuseum.org with all related inquiries.

Please note that all sessions and speakers are subject to change without notice.

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You can also download and print the registration form here

Questions? Email conferences@amrevmuseum.org or call the Education Department at 267.579.3646