Revised Fall 2001 Seminar Schedule

MCEAS invites graduate students, faculty members, and all other Early Americanists in the Mid-Atlantic region to its Friday afternoon seminar series for Fall 2001. Meetings are held at various locations, and, unless otherwise noted below, convene at 3:00 pm. A social hour follows 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  or phone 215-898-9251.

7 September: C. Dallett Hemphill, Ursinus College
“Isabella Segunda's Revenge: Courtship and Conflict in an Antebellum Circle of Friends”
(4:00-6:00 p.m., Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, Fort Mifflin Road, Philadelphia)
21 September: Martin Brueckner, University of Delaware
“The Continent Speaks: Geography, Oratory, and the Figuration of Identity in Revolutionary America”
(4:00-6:00 p.m., Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street)
Keynote for "Spaces and Places in Early America" Conference
5 October: Colleen Terrell, University of Pennsylvania and 2000-2001 MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow
“‘Republican Machines’: Franklin, Rush, and the Manufacture of Civic Virtue"
(American Philosophical Society Library, 105 S. 5th Street)
19 October: New World Orders Conference (no seminar)
2 November: Kathleen DuVal, MCEAS Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
“‘A Good Relationship, & Commerce’: The Native Political Economy of the Arkansas River Valley”
(Presidential Lounge, Campion Center, St. Joseph's University)
16 November: Hester Blum, University of Pennsylvania and MCEAS Hamer Dissertation Fellow
“Pirated Tars, Piratical Texts”
(MCEAS, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania)
(Mary Beth Norton's paper has been rescheduled for 8 February 2002)
30 November: Seth Rockman, Occidental College and PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow
“Unskilled Labor in Uncertain Times: The Experiences of Wage Work in the Early Republic”
(Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street)
Joint seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society
14 December: Peter Silver, Princeton University
"Seven Types of Murder in the Mid-Atlantic Countryside, 1728­1764"
(MCEAS, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania)