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 lecture by historian Linda Colley, the celebrated author of Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837, 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: A limited number of scholarships are available to attend conference lectures on Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday. Click here to apply!

View the Full Conference Packet

You can also download and print the registration form here

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