Fall 2006 Friday 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


8 September:

Lorena Walsh, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Thinking Decisions? Migration, Servitude, and Slavery in the British North American Mainland Colonies
Opening MCEAS Friday 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,, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania

15 September:

Jeroen van den Hurk, University of Delaware and 2005-2006 MCEAS Quinn Foundation Dissertation Fellow

Going Dutch: 17th Century Dutch Building Contracts in North America
Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

22 September:

Joseph Tiedemann, Loyola Marymount University

Interconnected Communities:  The Middle Colonies on the Eve of the American Revolution

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

13 October:

Jessica Lepler, Brandeis University and PEAES Dissertation Fellow

“In the Name of the Merchants of New York and the People of the United States”: Harnessing the Power of the Panic of 1837

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

27 October:

Kirsten Fischer, University of Minnesota

Humanity's Place in the Universe: Modesty and Morality in American Deism
 Joint session with the Washington Area Early American History Seminar
sponsored by the Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
Clipper Room, 2nd Floor, Shriver Hall
Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md.

November:

Alan Taylor, University of California, Davis

John Graves Simcoe’s Counter-Revolution: Upper Canada and the American Revolution

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street

17 November: 

Sarah Klimenko-Riedl, University of Pennsylvania

A Whig Interpretation of Early American History: The Presence of the Past in Brownlow's Knoxville Whig during the Secession Crisis of 1860-1861

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

December:

Tara Bynum, Johns Hopkins University and 2005-2006 MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

“Pleasure Deep Down”: Writing Love and God in the Poetry of Phillis Wheatley

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

8 December:

William Huntting Howell, MCEAS Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Entering the Lists: Print and Patriotism in Revolutionary Massachusetts

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

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