Fall 2003 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 2003. Meetings are held at various locations and (with the exception of the session on 3 October) 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.
September | October
November | December

5 September:

Sean Goudie, Vanderbilt Univ. & 2002-2003 MCEAS Barra Postdoctoral Fellow

“Alexander Hamilton and the New Republic’s Creole Complex”

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

12 September:

Margaret Newell, The Ohio State University

“Race Frontiers: Indian Slavery in Colonial New England”

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

19 September:

Program in Early American Economy and Society Annual Conference:

“The Atlantic Economy in the Era of 18th-Century Revolutions”

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street
(no McNeil Center Seminar)

3 October:

Ned Landsman, SUNY-Stony Brook & 1978-1979 PCEAS Dissertation Fellow

“Roots, Routes, and Rootedness: Migration, Diversity, and Pluralism in the Middle Colonies”

in conjunction with Center's 25th-anniversary Graduate Student Conference,  “Roots and Routes in Early America
4:00-6:00 p.m. (note the time)
University of Pennsylvania (exact location to be announced)
Reception to follow at the McNeil Center, 3619 Locust Walk

17 October:

Heather Nathans, University of Maryland

“‘A Much Maligned People’: Jews On and Off the Stage in the Early Republic”

McNeil Center, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania

31 October:

Peter Brownlee, George Washington Univ. & MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow

“‘The Economy of the Eyes’: Ophthalmology, Optometry and the Formation of the Modern Observer in Antebellum America”

The College of Physicans of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street

14 November: 

Linzy Brekke, Harvard University and PEAES Dissertation Fellow

“The Scourge of Fashion: Clothing and Cultural Anxiety in the Economy of the New Nation, 1783-1800”

Joint Seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society
The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

21 November:

Joseph Hall, Bates College

“Compelling Alliances: Apalachicola Efforts to Survive the Southeastern Slave Trade, 1640-1704”

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

5 December:

Deborah Allen, Rutgers Univ. & 2002-2003 MCEAS/Montecello Diss. Fellow

“Acquiring Knowledge of ‘Our Own Continent’: Geopolitics, Science, and Jeffersonian Geography, 1781-1803”

Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society,
427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

12 December:

Ashli White, Columbia Univ. & 2002-2003 MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

“Enforcing ‘the Principles of the Law of 1807’: The Saint Dominguan Refugees of 1809 and the Slave Trade”

McNeil Center, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania