Fall 2000 Seminar Schedule

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies invites graduate students, faculty members, and all other Early Americanists in the Mid-Atlantic region to its Friday afternoon seminar series for fall 2000. We are particularly excited this year that for two of our sessions we will be joining forces with the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in Early American Economy and Society. Meetings are held at 3:00 pm at various locations, and are always followed by a social hour at 5:00 pm. Papers are circulated in advance and should be read by those planning to attend. To obtain copies via listserv, or for more information, e-mail mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu or phone 215-898-9251.
8 September: Michael Meranze, University of California at San Diego
“Civility, Violence, and the Scaffolding of Sympathy in the Meanings of the American Revolution”
(Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, Fort Mifflin Road, Philadelphia)
A welcome-back picnic supper will follow this seminar
R.S.V.P. to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu or 215-898-9251
22 September Alfred Cave, University of Toledo
“Tecumseh and the Shawnee Prophet: A Case Study of Historical Myth Making”
(Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street)
6 October Evan Haefeli, Princeton University and 1999-2000 MCEAS Dissertation Fellow
“The Ideological Significance of William Penn’s Holy Experiment”
(MCEAS, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania)
27 October Katherine Carté, University of Wisconsin and PEAES Dissertation Fellow
“The Strangers’ Store: Religion and Retail in Moravian Bethlehem, 1753-1775”
(Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street)
Joint seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society
10 November Thomas Foster, The Johns Hopkins University
“Locating Sodomy in Massachusetts, 1690-1765”
(Faculty Lounge, 9th Floor, Gladfelter Hall, Temple University)
17 November Laura Stevens, University of Tulsa
“‘Like Snow Against the Sun’: English Missionary Writings and The Origins of the Vanishing Indian”
(American Philosophical Society Library, 105 S. 5th Street)
1 December Winifred Rothenberg, Tufts University
“Mortgage Credit as a Process of Rural Capital Formation in Colonial Massachusetts: Middlesex County, 1642-1776”
(MCEAS, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania)
Joint seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society