Spring 2003 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 for Spring 2003. Meetings are held at various locations and 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 abaxter@sas.upenn.edu  or phone 215-898-9251.

31 January:

Francis J. Bremer, Millersville University

“Struggling to Hold the Center: John Winthrop and the Free Grace Controversy”

The McNeil Center, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania

14 February:

Hana Layson, University of Chicago and 2002 MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

“Rape and Revolution: Feminism, Antijacobinism, and the Politics of Injured Innocence in Brockden Brown’s Ormond

                   Co-sponsored by Temple's Women's Studies Department 
                    and the Social History and Theory Seminar 
Faculty Lounge, 9th Floor, Gladfelter Hall, Temple University

28 February:

Martha Schoolman, University of Pennsylvania and MCEAS Hamer Dissertation Fellow

“Travel Writing and Abolitionist Reading: Emerson’s ‘Address on the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies’”

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

14 March:

James Delbourgo, McGill University and 2001-2002 MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

“Electrical Politics, Political Electricity, and the American Revolution”

The McNeil Center, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania

28 March:

Patricia U. Bonomi, New York University

“New Directions in Colonial American Religious History”

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

11 April: 

Joshua Greenberg, American University and MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

“‘Powerful—Very Powerful is the Parental Feeling’: Fatherhood, Domestic Politics, and the New York City Working Men’s Party”

Joint session with the Washington Area Early American History Seminar
Riversdale Mansion, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale, Maryland

25 April:

Coffee, Tea, and Thee: Philadelphia Merchants and New World Commodities

Joint Seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society

Michelle L. Craig, University of Michigan, PEAES Dissertation Fellow, and 2001-2002 MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow

“The Coffeehouse Debates: Platforms for Philadelphia’s Revolutionary Protest”

Jane T. Merritt, Old Dominion University and PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow

“Tea Traders and the Ambivalent American Moral Economy”

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

16 May:

William A. Pencak, The Pennsylvania State University

“A Father and His Sons: John, Peter, and William Jay”

The Center's annual end-of-the-year picnic and celebration will follow this seminar
RSVP to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia