Massachusetts Historical Society


Empire and Its Discontent, 1763-1773 - Day 1


This conference, hosted by the David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical Society and the Massachusetts Historical Society, is part of a series of interdisciplinary and international meetings designed to re-examine the origins, course and consequences of the American Revolution. Meetings in 2023 mark the 260th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris that ended the Seven Years’ War and the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. This gathering is intended 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 Assistant Director of Research Cassie Cloutier ( to be added to the registration list. Please also note which days you wish to attend and any dietary restrictions you may have.

We are currently at capacity for Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail Cassie Cloutier ( If space becomes available, we will contact the names on the list on Thursday, November 30.

Learn more about this conference here.

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