Fall 2014 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.

 

5 September:

Timothy J. Shannon, Gettysburg College

“Sold as a Slave”: The Pennsylvania Servitude of Peter Williamson, Britain’s Most Famous Indian Captive

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:

Ashley L. Cohen, Georgetown University and 2013-–2014 Barra Postdoctoral Fellow

A West Indian in Calcutta: Julius Soubise and the Global History of American Racial Formations 

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

3 October:

Sarah K. Manning Rodriguez, University of Pennsylvania and Marguerite Bartlet Hamer Editorial Fellow

A Distinct Member of the Mexican Family”: The Texas Revolution Reconsidered 

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

17 October:

Andrew J. B. Fagal, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson and 2012-–2013 Friends of the MCEAS Fellow

An Army of Shopkeepers: The Military Bureaucracy and American State Formation, 1815-1821

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street 

31 October:

Susan Hanket Brandt, 2012-–2013 McNeil Center Consortium Fellow

Marketing Medicine: Apothecary Elizabeth Weed’s Economic Independence during the American Revolution

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

21 November:

Benjamin Reed, University of North Carolina and 2012–-2013 Advisory Council Fellow

Oratorian Spiritual Culture and the Production of Expertise in Seventeenth-Century Mexico City

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

5 December:

Elaine Forman Crane, Fordham University

The Poison Plot

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

 


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