Fall 2007 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 usually 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 mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu  or phone 215-898-9251.

September | October | November | December


 

7 September:

Max Cavitch, University of Pennsylvania

Richard Nisbett's Privacy and Yours
  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

14 September:

Claudio Saunt, University of Georgia 
"My Medicine is punishment": A Case of Torture in Early California, 1775-1776

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

28 September:

4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University

"Lost, Stolen, or Strayed": Performing Order and Disorder in the Atlantic Colonial World

  in conjunction with the McNeil Center's 2007 Graduate Student Conference:
Conflict and Community in Early America and the Atlantic World
4:00 p.m., Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

5 October:

Yvonne Fabella, SUNY–Stony Brook and 2006-2007 MCEAS Consortium Dissertation Fellow

Creolizing the Enlightenment:  Print Culture, Science and Education in Late-Colonial Saint Domingue

 
Campus Center--West AB Conference Room, Rutgers University--Camden

19 October:

Brian Connolly, Philadelphia University

"This Insidious Enormity": The Theology of Incest in the Early Republic
 
The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

26 October:

James J. Farley, McNeil Center for Early American Studies

The Shipbuilding Community of Southwark, 1788-1810: An Embattled Enclave

 
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

November:

Kristen Block, Florida Atlantic University and 2005-2006 MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow

Caribbean Crucible: A Seventeenth-Century Quaker's Encounters with Profit, Slavery, and American Success

 
Room 102, Stokes Hall, Haverford College

16 November: 

Lynda Yankaskas, Brandeis University and 2006-2007 Barra Dissertation Fellow

"The Incumbent Duty of Every Good Citizen": Youth Libraries and Formal Education in Antebellum America

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

30 November:

Jonathan Chu, University of Massachusetts–Boston and PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow

Reorienting Trade:  The China Trade and the Development of a National Investment Community

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

7 December:

Christina Snyder, MCEAS Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Human Prestige Goods: The Captives of Mississippian Chiefs

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

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