Fall 2008 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


5 September:

Trevor Burnard, University of Warwick

The American Revolution and the Atlantic World: Two Worlds or One?
  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

12 September:

Sandra M. Gustafson, University of Notre Dame
The Deliberative Imagination in the Early American Republic

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

3 October:

Andrew Newman, Stony Brook University

“The True Intention of the Grantors”: Lenape Traditions, Quaker Testimonies, and the Walking Purchase

 Stenton, 4601 N. 18th Street at Windrim Avenue (directions and map)

17 October:

3:30-5:30 pm

Patrick Spero, University of Pennsylvania and 2007-2008 MCEAS Society of the Cincinnati Fellow

The Imperial Crisis on the Pennsylvania Frontier: Race, Riot, and Revolution

  in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting
Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level, Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main St., Bethlehem, Pa.

24 October:

Katherine Paugh, Sarah Lawrence College and 2006-2007 MCEAS Hamer Dissertation Fellow

A West Indian Midwife’s Tale: The Politics of Childbirth on Newton Plantation during the Age of Abolition
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

14 November:

Travis Glasson, Temple University [NOTE THE CHANGE]

Themselves Under this Very Predicament: Anglican Missionaries and the Atlantic Antislavery Movement,1765-1838

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

21 November:

Matthew Garrett, Wesleyan University and 2007-2008 MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow

Benjamin Franklin’s Mother

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

5 December: 

Zara Anishanslin Bernhardt, University of Delaware and 2007-2008 MCEAS Barra Foundation Fellow

The Visual Language of Empire in Robert Feke’s Portraits

Lecture Room, Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues

12 December:

Kyle B. Roberts, Georgetown University

Manhattan for Worship: Evangelicals and the Making of the New York City Landscape, 1760-1860

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