The Industrious Bee

Friday, October 23

McNeil Center for Early American Studies
3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets)

3:00 p.m. Opening session

Francis Daniel Pastorius and His World: An Introductory Multi-Media Presentation

Welcome and session chair: Dan Richter, MCEAS/University of Pennsylvania

Panelists: J. M. Duffin, University of Pennsylvania; James Green, Library Company of Pennsylvania;
Brooke Palmieri, University of Oxford; Nancy Shawcross, University of Pennsylvania; Peter Stallybrass,
University of Pennsylvania

4:30 p.m. Coffee

4:45 p.m. Keynote address

Chair: Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania

Pastorius’s Old World: Late Humanism and Early Enlightenment
Anthony Grafton, Princeton University

6:15 p.m. Reception

Saturday, October 24

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 6th floor
3420 Walnut Street

9:00 a.m. Keepers of Pastorius: A Manuscript Workshop

Chair: David McKnight, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop leaders: Sandra Chaff, Germantown Historical Society; Jim Duffin, University of
Pennsylvania; Amey Hutchins, University of Pennsylvania; Violet Lutz, German Society of
Pennsylvania; Nancy Shawcross, University of Pennsylvania

10:30 a.m. Coffee

11:00 a.m. Texts

Chair: Max Cavitch, University of Pennsylvania

“Whatsoever tongue will gain the race of perfection”: Early-Modern Language Mysticism, Pansophism, and Francis Daniel Pastorius’s “Alphabetical Hive”
Patrick Erben, University of West Georgia

Francis Daniel Pastorius’s Beschreibung: Thrive in Beautiful Pennsylvania!
Margo Lambert, Miami University

“What the Bees Have Taken Pains For”: Francis Daniel Pastorius, The Beehive, and Commonplacing in Colonial Pennsylvania
Brooke Palmieri, University of Oxford

Respondent: Jon Pahl, Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia


12:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

2:00 p.m. Contexts

Chair: Frank Trommler, University of Pennsylvania

Pastorius as a Cultural Symbol
Don Yoder, University of Pennsylvania

“You that Sit at the Stern”: Magistrates in the Age of Fox, Penn, and Pastorius
Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“It Is a Terror That Men Should be Handeld So in Pennsylvania”: Pastorius and the Germantown Anti-Slavery Protest of 1688
Bethany Wiggin, University of Pennsylvania

Respondent: Rosalind J. Beiler, University of Central Florida

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Pastorius and the Future of the Book
Discussion leaders: James Green, Library Company of Philadelphia, and Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania