This annual premier conference focused on the military, political, social, and material culture of the American Revolution regularly features scholars from across North America and beyond.
Attendees can participate in person or join the conference from home via the Fort Ticonderoga Center for Digital History.
Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War—Between 1776 and 1783, Great Britain hired more than thirty thousand German soldiers to fight in its war against the American rebels. Collectively known as Hessians, the troops and accompanying civilians, including hundreds of women and children, spent extended periods of time in locations as dispersed and varied as Canada in the North and West Florida in the South. This presentation highlights some of the experiences of these participants in a war on a distant continent against a people that had done them no harm. Dr. Friederike Baer is Associate Professor of History and Division Head for Arts and Humanities at Penn State Abington College. She is the author of Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War (Oxford University Press, 2022).
Fort Ticonderoga offers teacher scholarships for teachers who are first-time attendees at the Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution. Teachers can apply for a scholarship to attend in-person or virtually through the Fort Ticonderoga Center for Digital History.
In-person scholarships include waiving the registration fee, two box lunches, and an off-site dinner Saturday evening with other scholarship winners and the faculty and staff of the Seminar.
Virtual scholarships waive the registration fee and provide virtual access to all daytime sessions on Saturday and Sunday of the Seminar.
Applications are due August 15, 2023. Complete the application here.