Spring 2004 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 2004. Meetings are held at various locations and (with the exception of the session on Tuesday 13 April) 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 abaxter@sas.upenn.edu  or phone 215-898-9251.

January | February | March | April | May

23 January:

James A. Henretta, University of Maryland

Magistrates, Common Law Lawyers, Legislators: 
The Three Legal Systems of British America
The McNeil Center, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania

6 February:

Jennifer Lawrence Janofsky, Temple Univ. and MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

“The Gloomy Solitude of a Sullen Cell”: 
Prisoners and Disease at Eastern State Penitentiary, 1829-1856
Faculty Lounge, 9th Floor, Gladfelter Hall, Temple University

20 February:

Annointed of God, Descended of Man:

Brendan McConville, SUNY–Binghamton

Divine Right Reborn

Karin A. Wulf, American University and OIEAHC

Generation, Genealogical Representation, and the Histories of Colonial New England; Or, A Tale of Many Mathers
Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

5 March:

Peter J. Way, Bowling Green State University

Arms and the Man: 
Soldiers and the Battlefield of Masculinity in the Seven Years’ War
The McNeil Center, 3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania

19 March:

Jeremy A. Stern, Princeton University

The Massachusetts Election Sermons, 1768-1773:
A Neglected Window into the Making of the Revolutionary Mind
The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

24-27 March:

Click here for information on the 'Lost Colonies' conference

2 April: 

Christine Daniels, Michigan State University

Midwives to Death: Executioners in British American Society

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street
13 April
5:30 p.m.:

Ruth Block, UCLA

Defining Public and Private in Early America

Joint Seminar with the Columbia University Seminar
on Early American History and Culture
Manhattan Branch of SUNY–Stony Brook
401 Park Avenue South at E. 28th St., 2nd Floor, New York City

30 April:

Kenneth Shelton, Boston College and MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

The Unity of All Faithful Friends: George Keith and 
the Definitions of the London Yearly Meeting, 1694-1699
Kohlberg Hall Room 116, Swarthmore College

14 May:

Benjamin Irvin, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, MCEAS

Crafting Self and State at the Continental Congress

The Seminar will meet at Independence Hall
Instructions for access will be distributed with the paper

The Center's annual end-of-the-year picnic and celebration will follow in the garden of the American Philosophical Society, 104 S. Fifth Street, Philadelphia

RSVP to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu