Fall 2002 Seminar Schedule

The McNeil Center invites graduate students, faculty members, independent scholars and all other Early Americanists in the Mid-Atlantic region to its Friday afternoon seminar series for Fall 2002. Meetings are held at various locations and 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 abaxter@sas.upenn.edu  or phone 215-898-9251.

6 September:

Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy
University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh and 2001-02 MCEAS Postdoctoral Fellow

“‘If Others Will Not Be Active, I Must Drive’: George III and the American Revolution”

Opening MCEAS Seminar session, followed by a welcome-back picnic
R.S.V.P. to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu or 215-898-9251
The David Library of the American Revolution
1201 River Road, Box 748, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania

13 September:

David Stewart
National Central University, Taiwan, and MCEAS Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

“Consuming George Thompson: Ethnographies of Reading and Disorder in Antebellum America”

Cliveden of the National Trust
6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

20 September:

Margaretta A. Lovell, University of California, Berkeley

“Identity in a Season of Revolution: Portraits, Memory, and Copley’s Men”

in conjunction with the  “Material Worlds” Conference
Lynch Room, Department of Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania, 231 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia

4 October:

Program in Early American Economy and Society Annual Conference:

“Risk & Reputation: Insecurity in the Early American Economy”

(no McNeil Center Seminar)

18 October:

Richard R. Beeman, University of Pennsylvania 

“The Paradox of Popular and Oligarchic Political Behavior in Colonial Pennsylvania”

in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical Association annual meeting
Bolger Conference Center
Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania
for information on transportation, please contact the Center
for information on the PHA conference, contact the local arrangement chair at 717-872-3942

1 November: 

Gloria Main, University of Colorado and 
Ruth Wallis Herndon and John Murray, University of Toledo

“Children Bound to Labor: Public and Private Apprenticeship in Early America”

in conjunction with the “Children Bound to Labor” Conference
Terrace Room, 1st Floor, Logan Hall, University of Pennsylvania
Reception to follow at the McNeil Center, 3619 Locust Walk

15 November:

Julia Boss, Yale University and 2000-2001 MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

“Writing a Relic: Hagiography in Seventeenth-Century New France”

American Philosophical Society Library, 105 S. 5th Street

6 December:

Jean Feerick, Univ. of Pennsylvania and 2001-2002 MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

“A ‘Nation . . . Now Degenerate’: Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, Nova Britannia, and the Role of Diet and Climate in Reproducing Races”

Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street


5 October: 

“Antiquity Recovered” Conference

16 November:

Second Annual New Sweden History Conference

“Origins, Population Change and Material Culture, 1638 -1790