Fall 2015 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.

 

11 September:

Rosemarie Zagarri, George Mason University

“The Empire Comes Home: Thomas Law’s Anglo-Indian Family in the Early American Republic

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:

Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, Coordinator of Academic Programs and 2011–2012 Consortium Dissertation Fellow

Carto-Landscapes of the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1832–1849

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

2 October:

Lorena S. Walsh, Independent Scholar

The Hoe, the Plow, and the Whip

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

9 October:

Kellie Carter Jackson, Hunter College, City University of New York

Forcing Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence

This seminar is part of the McNeil Center’s Biennial Graduate Student Conference: “Bustle and Stir: Movement and Exchange in Early America,” 8–10 October. 2015. For more information, visit www.mceas.org/bustleandstir/

University of Pennsylvania, Cohen Hall 402

16 October:

Michael Blaakman, Yale University and 2013–2014 Advisory Council Dissertation Fellow

Land Mania, Fledgling Governments, and the Problem of the Public Coffers in the Revolutionary American Republic

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street

23 October:

Carolyn Roberts, Harvard University and 2014–2015 Richard S. Dunn Dissertation Fellow

The Mortar, the Pestle, and the Slave Trade: British Pharmacy and Slave Trading in the Eighteenth Century

American Philosophical Society, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Philosophical Hall,
104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia

30 October:

Elizabeth Ellis, 2015–2017 Barra Postdoctoral Fellow

Diplomatic Decay: The Troubled Relationships of the Petites Nations with French Louisiana, 1699–1729

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

13 November:

Van E. Gosse, Franklin and Marshall College

‘A Large Body of Negro Votes Have Controlled the Late Election’:  Black Citizenship Politics in Pennsylvania, 1790–1838

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

4 December:

Matthew Goldmark, 2013–2014 Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Dissertation Fellow

Colonial Kinships: Sixteenth-Century Infanticide and the Intimate Histories of Latino Studies

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


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