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Since its founding in 2009, C19 has hosted five successful conferences at Penn State (May 2010), UC Berkeley (April 2012), UNC, Chapel Hill (March 2014), Penn State (March 2016), and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (March 2018). 


In 2015 we initiated the C19 Circuit, short regional events and workshops focused on bringing together area students, teachers, and scholars to discuss topics related to nineteenth-century America. The first Circuit event entailed a reading and discussion of a previously unknown nineteenth-century manuscript play written and performed by students at a military academy in Vermont in 1838—Philip, or the Indian Chief, held at the Newberry Library in Chicago. A discussion of the preservation of nineteenth-century archives was held at New York University in October. More information on past and upcoming Circuit events can be found here.

The C19 listserv continues to serve as a lively forum for scholarly exchange and C19 Cluster Groups enable those with special interests to develop institutional and intellectual connections. The community of C19 members is the driving force behind the organization's development. Join C19!


J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, the official journal of the society, is received by all members. Coedited by Elizabeth Duquette and Stacey Margolis, J19 welcomes interdisciplinary work representing the most innovative research and analysis. The journal includes features such as "state of the field" polemics, reproductions of new and significant archival materials, roundtables, and special issues on topics of general interest to nineteenth-century Americanists.


To support J19 and the organization as a whole, please join or renew your membership in C19. As a member, you will:

  • Receive the interdisciplinary journal, J19 (both hard copy and online)

  • Be eligible to participate in the Society's biennial conference (conference registration will be separate)

  • Vote in C19 leadership elections and matters of concern to the organization

  • Receive information about upcoming conferences and other Society events

  • Help to strengthen and shape C19 as a vibrant, interdisciplinary, diverse organization representing many approaches to nineteenth-century scholarship


Beginning with 2016/17 C19 moved to a two-year membership cycle to correspond to our conference cycle. The new two-year rates represent a savings for all members over the old membership model.


The 2020-21 membership rates for C19 are:

Full-time tenured Faculty: $150
Full-time pre-tenure Faculty: $110
Students/Part-Time and Contingent Faculty/postdoctoral fellows/independent scholars/emeriti: $60
($19 will be added for shipping to non-US addresses)

Non-US Membership (Online Only)
Full-time Tenured: $65
Full-time Pre-Tenure $55
Students, P/T and Contingent Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, independent scholars, emeriti  $25


While it is possible to subscribe only to the journal and not join C19, we hope that you will support the organization as a whole. For more information about membership and subscription rates, and to join or renew, please click the link below:

Subscribe - Join C19.

For other membership queries, please email: Ben Fagan at


Membership Committee: 

  • Ben Fagan (Auburn University),  Chair

  • Gema Rosa Guevara (University of Utah)

  • Kristin Moriah (Queens University, Canada)



Image: Amy Matilda Cassey's Friendship Album,

Entry by Sarah Mapps Douglass (circa 1833),

Library Company of Philadelphia 

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