Fall 2012 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 mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu  or phone 215-898-9251.

Fall 2012 Seminar Schedule

7 September:

Mary C. Kelley, University of Michigan

"While Pen, Ink, and Paper Can Be Had": Reading and Writing in a Time of 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

14 September:

Whitney Martinko, University of Virginia and
2012-2011 MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow

Individuals, Interiors, and the Construction of Sacred Historic Spaces, 1825-1850

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

21 September:

Susanah Shaw Romney, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

"With and Alongside His Housewife": Claiming Ground in New Netherland and the Early Modern Dutch Empire

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street

5 October:

Geoffrey Plank, University of East Anglia

Sheep, Thomas Tryon, the Quakers and the English Empire

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

19 October:

Christopher Cameron, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

The Calvinist/Arminian Debate and Black Theology in the Atlantic World

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

26 October:

Irene Cheng, Columbia University and 2009-2010 Monticello-McNeil
and Friends of the MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

The Geometry of Land Reform: Grids, Octagons, and Radical Politics in the 1840s

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

9 November:

Jayne Ptolemy, Yale University and 2010-2011 MCEAS Carpenter Dissertation Fellow

Quaker Geographies of Race in the Early Republic

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

16 November:

Robert Gamble, The Johns Hopkins University and 2010-2011
MCEAS Consortium Dissertation Fellow

"A Subject in Which Every Citizen Is Concerned": The Political Economy of Public Markets in Antebellum Baltimore and Philadelphia

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

30 November:

Patrick M. Erben, University of West Georgia

Wie ein Nimrod/Like a Nimrod”: Language Confusion in the Mid-Eighteenth Century Atlantic

Presented in conjunction with the conference: Envisioning the Old World: Heinrich Mechior Muhlenberg and Imperial Projects in Pennsylvania

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

7 December:

Carole Shammas, University of Southern California

The Incidence and Duration of Schooling in Eighteenth-Century America

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


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