Fall 2021 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 convene at 3:00 pm on Zoom on Friday afternoons. 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.


10 September:

Emma Hart, McNeil Center for Early American Studies and University of Pennsylvania

Forgetting Tobias Smollett: An Author and Britain’s Imperial Past

via ZOOM 

24 September:

Jessica Choppin Roney, Temple University

The Debt: Sovereignty and Claims-making After the Revolution

 via ZOOM

15 October:

Farren Yero, Duke University

The Atlantic Life of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: Race, Sex, and the Anti-Blackness of Consent

 via ZOOM

29 October:


Sean Gallagher, American Philosophical Society

The Incarcerating Army: Enslaved People and the Continental Army in the U.S. War for Independence

 via ZOOM

19 November:

Shari Rabin, Oberlin College

A Jewish Awakening: Religion and Power in the Colonial South

via ZOOM 

3 December:

Nathaniel Holly, University of Georgia Press

Ada-gal'kala, Transatlantic Disgaduhvi, and the Cherokees' Expanding Atlantic World

via ZOOM