Fall 2016 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.

 

9 September:

Kathleen M. Brown, University of Pennsylvania
        
Undoing Slavery: Blood, Self-Sovereignty, and Human Rights

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

16 September:

Christine Croxall, Washington University in St. Louis and 2014–2015 Consortium Dissertation Fellow

A Crucifix for the Children of the Great Spirit: Native Responses to Catholic Missions in the Mississippi River Valley, 1815–1830

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

23 September:

Laura Soderberg, University of Pennsylvania and 2015–2016 Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Fellow

The Incorrigible Child: Juvenile Delinquency, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Fearful Rise of the Child Self

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

30 September:

J.M. Opal, McGill University

Patriots No More: The Political Economy of Anglo-American Rapprochement, 1818–1838

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

21 October:

Craig Hollander, The College of New Jersey and 2012–2013 Barra Dissertation Fellow

“The Principle of Reparation”: Federal Compensation for Property Lost during the War of 1812

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street

28 October:

Max Mishler, Columbia University Society of Fellows and 2014–2015 Consortium Dissertation Fellow

Rehearsal for Freedom: Amelioration and Slave Law in Jamaica, 1807–1834

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

4 November:

Christopher Heaney, The Pennsylvania State University and Barra Postdoctoral Fellow

Crania Peruviana: Samuel G. Morton, Philadelphia's Incas, and an Andean Foundation for American Anthropology

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

10–12 November:

Quakers, First Nations, and American Indians from the 1650s to the 21st Century conference

 

18 November:

Lauren Kimball, Rutgers University and 2015–2016 Consortium Dissertation Fellow

“Tasks of Foot and Hand”: Women's Poetry, Women's Labor, 1830-1850

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

2 December:

Christopher Bonner, University of Maryland, College Park

The Limits of Citizenship: Black Politics in the Civil War Era

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


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