Spring 2001 Seminar Schedule

MCEAS invites graduate students, faculty members, and all other Early Americanists in the Mid-Atlantic region to its Friday afternoon seminar series for Spring 2001. Meetings are held at various locations, and, unless otherwise noted below, convene at 3:00 pm. 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.
26 January Eric Slauter, University of Chicago and 1999-2000 MCEAS Dissertation Fellow
“Slavery and the Circulation of Rights Before and After the American Revolution”
(Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street)
9 February Laurier Turgeon, Universitéé Laval
“Beads, Bodies, and Regimes of Value in France and Northeastern North America during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries”
(MCEAS, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania)
23 February Paul Erickson, University of Texas and 1999-2000 MCEAS Dissertation Fellow
“New Books, New Men: Authorship and Antebellum Sensation Fiction”
(Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, Delaware)
9 March Donna Rilling, SUNY—Stony Brook and PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow
“In Defense of Polluting the Nineteenth-Century Metropolis”
Joint seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society
(Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street)
23 March Ann Kirschner, University of Delaware and MCEAS Dissertation Fellow
“‘Tending to Edify, Astonish, and Instruct’: Published Accounts of Dreams and Visions in the Early Republic”
(MCEAS, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania)
6 April Joanne Freeman, Yale University
“Public Martyrs and Private Characters: The Sedition Act of 1798”
Joint session with the Columbia Univ. Seminar on Early American History & Culture
(210 Dickinson Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. 4:00 p.m.)
4 May Matthew Rainbow Hale, Brandeis University and MCEAS Dissertation Fellow
“‘Many Who Wandered  in the Darkness’: The Contest over American Nationality, 1795-1798”
(American Philosophical Society Library, 105 S. Fifth Street)
18 May Thomas Slaughter, Rutgers University and MCEAS Postdoctoral Fellow
“Porivo’s Story”
(Time and Location T.B.A.)