Conference: Empire and its Discontent, 1763-1773

December 1: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET; December 2, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

December 1-2, 2023

Please email Assistant Director of Research Cassie Cloutier ([email protected]) to be added to the registration list. 

Massachusetts Historical Society 

1154 Boylston St.

Boston, MA 02215


The David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical Society and the Massachusetts Historical Society are pleased to host a conference on the theme “Empire and Its Discontent” at the Massachusetts Historical Society on December 1 and 2, 2023. This conference is part of a series of interdisciplinary and international meetings designed to re-examine the origins, course and consequences of the American Revolution. Our 2023 meetings mark the 260th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris that ended the Seven Years’ War and the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. We intend to use this gathering to examine the British empire at its moment of great triumph, in 1763, with its enemies defeated and its control spreading from India to the Mississippi; and again at 1773, with its control beginning to slip away in North America as a radical mobilization began against imperial power.

There is no fee, but registration is required. To attend, please email MHS Assistant Director of Research, Cassie Cloutier, at [email protected] to be added to the registration list. Please also note which days you wish to attend and any dietary restrictions. 

For additional details and to view the full program, please visit the conference website.