Fall 2005 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. Meetings are held at various locations and 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


9 September:

Barry Levy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Born to Run: White Runaway Servants and the Labor Systems of Massachusetts and the Delaware Valley, 1700-1780
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

23 September:

Jean M. O’Brien, University of Minnesota

New England Local Histories as Replacement Narratives
The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

7 October:

Joyce E. Chaplin, Harvard University

Scientific American:  Reinterpreting Benjamin Franklin

in conjunction with the McNeil Center's 2005 Graduate Student Conference:
Approaching Evidence in Early America:
The Perils and Promises of Interdisciplinarity
Benjamin Franklin Room, 2d floor, Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania

14 October:

William H. Carter, Princeton University and 2004 MCEAS Barra Foundation Fellow

The ‘Enormous Expence’ of Indian Presents:
The Gift Economy of Revolutionary Iroquoia
Great Room, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania
Farewell to the Old McNeil Center Building!

November:

Christopher Hodson, MCEAS Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Cheaper than Slaves: Acadian Labor and the Reconstruction of France’s Caribbean Empire, 1763-1766

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

11 November: 

François Furstenberg, Université de Montréal and PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow

US and French Atlantic Connections: The Case of French Émigrés in Philadelphia, c. 1789-1803

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

18 November:

Carl Robert Keyes, The Johns Hopkins University and 2003-2004 Friends of the MCEAS Fellow

The Influence of Printers, Booksellers, and Publishers on Early American Advertising

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

December:

Grand Opening of the New McNeil Center Building

Program to be announced

In conjunction with Faces and Places of Early America: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Art and the World of Objects
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

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