Fall 2018 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.

 

7 September:

Daniel K. Richter, McNeil Center for Early American Studies and University of Pennsylvania
Seventeenth-Century Real-Estate Porn: Proprietors and the Dream of Quitrents

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:

Melissa Morris, University of Wyoming and 2016-2017 Richard S. Dunn Fellow

Planting Colonies: Tobacco Cultivation from the Caribbean to Canada

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

5 October:

Christy Pottroff, Merrimack College and 2016-2017 Andrew W. Mellon Early American Literature and Material Texts Dissertation Fellow

Citizen Technologies: the U.S. Post Office and the Transformation of Early American Literature

Rutgers University, Camden, Faculty Lounge, 3rd Floor Armitage Hall

12 October:

 

Rebecca Rosen, Hollins University and 2016-2017 Consortium Fellow

Postmortem Life: Anatomy, Autopsy and Testimony in Early America

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

26 October:

Megan Bailey, University of Maryland, College Park and 2016-2017 Consortium and Friends of MCEAS Fellow

Precarity in a Colonial Context: Reading Elites' Nervousness in the Historical and Archaeological Record

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street

2 November:

J. William Frost, Swarthmore College

William Penn: Ethicist

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

16 November:

Samantha Sommers, The Ohio State University and 2017-2018 Friends of MCEAS Fellow

The Sketch Book's Theory of Reading

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

30 November:

Nicole Eustace, New York University 

“Nor Be Angry…One Life Is Enough to Be Lost”: Clues from an Eighteenth-Century Murder Case for an Iroquois History of Thought and Emotion

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

7 December:

Nora Slonimsky, Iona College and Institute for Thomas Paine Studies and 2016-2017 Andrew W. Mellon Early American Literature and Material Texts Dissertation Fellow

Oil, Elephant Bones, and Mapping America’s Earliest Copyright Claim

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


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