Fall 2004 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 2004. Meetings are held at various locations and (with the exception of the session on 22 October) convene at 3:00 pm on Friday afternoons. 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

10 September:

Andrew Lewis, American University and 2003-2004 Barra Postdoctoral Fellow

Natural History and the Authority of Experience in the Early Republic
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

24 September:

Amanda Moniz, University of Michigan and PEAES Resident Dissertation Fellow

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

8 October:

Thomas Hallock, University of South Florida and
Nancy Hoffman, University of Pennsylvania

Flora Americana: 
Towards an Edition of William Bartram's Manuscripts and Drawings

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

22 October:

Wayne K. Bodle, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Longhouse and Countinghouse: 
Building a Platform for a Colonial Middle-Atlantic Region, 1600-1664
Held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting
Northampton Room, Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem. Pa.

5 November:

Sarah Knott, Indiana University, Bloomington

Benjamin Rush’s Ferment: Enlightenment Medicine and Republican Citizenship

Part of a three-day conference, "Health and Medicine in the Era of Lewis and Clark"
The College of Physicans of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street

19 November: 

Brian Luskey, PEAES Resident Postdoctoral Fellow & 2003-2004 MCEAS Fellow

Manliness and Respectability: White-Collar Workers in Antebellum America

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

3 December:

Christopher Iannini, MCEAS Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

‘All the West-Indian Weeds’: 
Environment, Empire, and the Natural History of the Floridas, 1763-1791
McNeil Center, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania

11 December: