Spring 2007 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 abaxter@sas.upenn.edu  or phone 215-898-9251.

January | February | March | April | May



19 January:

Jason Shaffer, United States Naval Academy

The “Female Martinet”: Mrs. Harper, Gender, and Civic Virtue on the Early Republican Stage

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

26 January:

Richard J. Bell, University of Maryland and 2005-2006 MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow

An Unimagined Community: Reading Suicide in Early American Newspapers

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

February:

Jason M. Opal, Colby College

Opening the Rural Family: National Ambition and Household Duty in the Early Republic
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

16 February:

Candice Harrison, Emory University, PEAES Dissertation Fellow, and MCEAS Barra Foundation Fellow

A Jack of All Spaces: The Public Market in Revolutionary Philadelphia

Joint Seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society
The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

March:

Monique Allewaert, Emory University and 2005-2006 MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow

Counter-Sublime:  Bartram and the Ecology of the American Tropics
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

16 March:

Daniel Krebs, Emory University and 2005-2006 Society of the Cincinnati/Friends of the MCEAS Fellow

 Captives as Capital: German Prisoners of War in the American War of Independence, 1776–1783
Weigley Room, 9th Floor, Gladfelter Hall, Temple University

23 March: 

Gary B. Nash, U.C.L.A.,  and Graham Russell Hodges, Colgate University

 Jefferson and Kosciuszko: Slavery and Freedom, Honor and Betrayal

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

30 March:

Yvette Piggush, University of Chicago and MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow

Translating Virtue:  Brown’s Ormond, Melodrama, and American Romanticism
The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

13 April:

Charles R. Foy, Rutgers University and Friends of the MCEAS Fellow

Atlantic Connections, Atlantic Liberties: The Case of Black Sailors on the Lawrence in 1776

Faculty Lounge, Armitage Hall, Third Floor, Rutgers—Camden

20 April:

Jaap Jacobs, MCEAS Quinn Foundation Senior Fellow

Truffle Hunting with an Iron Hog: Early Dutch Exploration of the Delaware and Hudson Rivers

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

27 April

Amy Hudson Henderson, University of Delaware and 2005-2006 MCEAS Barra Foundation Fellow

 “She Rambles Through the Town”: Shopping and Self-Fashioning in Federal Philadelphia

Seminar Room, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street

11 May:

Catherine E. Kelly, University of Oklahoma and MCEAS Barra Postdoctoral Fellow 

 Beyond the Peale: Politics and Spectatorship in Early National Museums

Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
The Center's annual end-of-the-year picnic and celebration will follow in the garden of the A.P.S , 104 S. Fifth Street, Philadelphia RSVP to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

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