Fall 2019 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:

Andrew Shankman, Rutgers-Camden University

Daniel Raymond, Mathew Carey, the Missouri Crisis, and the Global 1820s

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:

Aaron Fogleman, Northern Illinois University

African Voices in the Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Catalog of 250 Published Narratives with Introduction, 1586-1936

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

11 October:

Bonnie Gordon, University of Virginia

Hearing the Cusp: Jamestown, Jefferson, and Social Justice

In conjunction with Early American Music and the Construction of Race: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

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

25 October:

 

Elizabeth Polcha, 2019-2021 Barra Postdoctoral Fellow

Maria Sibylla Merian's Ecology of Dispossession, 1699-1719

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

1 November:

Whitney Stewart, University of Texas at Dallas and 2016-2017 Barra Dissertation Fellow in Art and Material Culture

Homeplace, Laboring Space: White and Black Home-Making on Montpelier Plantation

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

15 November:

Yevan Terrien, University of Pittsburgh and 2016-2017 Barra Dissertation Fellow

“The Greatest Misfortune That Could Befall the Colony”: Fears and Realities of Black-Indian Alliances in French Louisiana (1719-1769)

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

22 November:

Alyssa Zuercher Reichardt, University of Missouri and 2016-2017 Andrew W. Mellon Early American Literature and Material Texts Dissertation Fellow and MCEAS Consortium Fellow

Prints, Propaganda, and Theaters of International Peace on the Eve of the Seven Years’ War

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

6 December:

Edward Rugemer, Yale University

Slaveholding in a Small Place: Charles Douglas of Portland, Jamaica, 1756-1813

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

 


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