Since its founding in 2009, C19 has hosted six 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). C19 2020: Dissent was held online (October 2020).
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.
The C19 listserv continues to serve as a site for communication about events and happenings in nineteenth-century studies 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. Co-edited 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 2022-2023 membership rates for C19 are:
Membership 2022/23 Expires Dec. 31, 2023
Full-time tenured faculty: $170
Full-time pre-tenure faculty: $120
Students, part-time and contingent faculty, postdoctoral fellows, independent scholars, emeriti, librarians and other professionals: $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, librarians and other professionals: $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:
Justine Murison (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign), Chair
DeLisa D. Hawkes (University of Texas at El Paso)
Matthew E. Suazo (Kenyon College)
Entry by Sarah Mapps Douglass (circa 1833),
Library Company of Philadelphia