Fall 2013 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.

 

6 September:

Edward Larkin, University of Delaware

The Painterly Form of Empire: West, Copley, and Late Eighteenth-Century Anglo- American History Painting

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

13 September:

Brian Rouleau, Texas A&M University

A Maritime Empire of Moral Depravity

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

27 September:

4:00-6:00 PM

Cristobal Silva, Columbia University

Tracing a Name: Autobiography and the Archive

Class of 1978 Pavilion, Special Collection Center, 6th Floor, Van-Pelt Dietrich Library,
University of Pennsylvania, in conjuction with the McNeil Center's Graduate Student Conference: "Traces in Early America," 26-28 September

4 October:

5:15-7:00 PM

Colin G. Calloway, Dartmouth College
Karl Hele, Concordia University
Heather Welland, Binghamton University

The Proclamation of 1763: 250 Years Later

Old State House, 206 Washington Street, Boston, a roundtable discussion
(no precirculated
papers), co-sponsored with the 1763 Peace of Paris Commemoration

15 October
(TUESDAY):


4:30-6:00 PM

Elizabeth Colwill, University of Hawai'i
Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, University of Buffalo
Hilda Sabato, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Post-Independences, Part I:
Comparative Perspectives, 1770-1870

History Department Lounge, College Hall 209, one of two roundtable discussions with
brief pre-circulated readings co-sponsored with the Annenberg Seminar in History
and the
University of Pennsylvania Latin American and Latino Studies Program

18 October:

Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University
David Bell, Princeton University
Miriam Dolhnikoff, Cidade Universitária Sao Paulo

Stephanie McCurry, University of Pennsylvania

Post-Independences, Part II

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

co-sponsored with the Annenberg Seminar in History and the
University of Pennsylvania Latin American and Latino Studies Program

1 November:

Alea Henle, University of Wisconsin and 2011-2012 MCEAS Mellon EAMLT Dissertation Fellow

"Less Repulsive to the General Reader": Problems of Audience and Purpose in Early Historical Society Publications

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

8 November:

Billy G. Smith, Montana State University and 1979-1980 PCEAS Dissertation Fellow

A Flâneur in Philly: Class, Gender, Race, and All that Jazz

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

15 November:

10:15 AM and
3:00 PM

Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania

The African Supplement:  Religion, Race, and Corporate Law in early national America

Kathleen Howard, Franklin and Marshall and 2012-2013 MCEAS Carpenter Dissertation Fellow

The Strange Freedom of Puritan Poetics

Dickinson Hall, Princeton University:
Joint Seminar with the Shelby Collum Davis Center for Historical Studies

22 November:

Sean P. Harvey, Seton Hall University

A Question of Character: Sounds, Syllabaries, and the Racialization of Native Languages

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

6 December:

Glenda Goodman, University of Southern California and 2012-2013 Barra Foundation Dissertation Fellow

Cultivating Music by Hand: Sociable Labor in Commonplace Books of the Early Republic

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


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