Fall 2009 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.

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11 September:

Kathleen DuVal, University of North Carolina

The Gulf Coast and the Coming of the American Revolution
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

18 September:

Andrew Shankman, Rutgers University, Camden

Neither Infinite Wretchedness Nor Positive Good: Mathew Carey and Henry Clay on Political Economy and Slavery During the Long 1820s
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania
25 September
4:00-6:00 p.m.:

Bryan Waterman, New York University

Coquetry and Correspondence in Revolutionary-Era Connecticut: Elizabeth Whitman's Letters to Joel Barlow

In conjunction with the McNeil Center's 2009 Graduate Student Conference: 
Fear and Desire: Early America and its Discontents
Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Early American Literature and Material Texts Initiative
4:00 p.m, Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

2 October:

Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg, Louisiana State University

The Odd Couple: The Unlikely Partnership of Madison and Jefferson

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

9 October:

Nan Goodman, University of Colorado

“To Look Your Bloody Laws in the Face”:  The Banishment of the Quakers in Early New England
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

16 October:

Jessica Choppin Roney, Ohio University

A Borrower and a Lender Be: Philadelphia's Voluntary Associations and the Evolution of Commercial Credit, 1750-1775 
The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

6 November:

Eleanor McConnell, Library of Congress

The Persistence of Scarcity: Controlling Property and Economic Opportunity in New Jersey, 1780-1820

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

13 November:

Brian Phillips Murphy, Baruch College and 2007-2008 Monticello-McNeil Dissertation Fellow

A Man, a Plan, a Canal: Erie

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

4 December: 

Sarah Dennis, University of Illinois and 2007-2008 MCEAS Barra Foundation Fellow

"The Standard of Taste": Disseminating Aesthetics in the Early Republic

Auditorium, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad Street
(Guided tour of the main galleries offered at 2:00 pm)

11 December:

Kenneth Cohen, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and 2007-2008 MCEAS Consortium Fellow

“The Entreaties and Perswasions of Our Friends”: Gambling on Sports and Politics in Early America

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

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