Spring 2008 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


18 January:

Holly Brewer, North Carolina State University

Inheritable Blood

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

25 January:

Heather Miyano Kopelson, University of Iowa and 2006-2007 MCEAS Carpenter Dissertation Fellow

Performing Faith: Religious Practice and Identity in the Puritan Atlantic, 1660-1720

February:

Jill Lepore, Harvard University

The Sword of Rebellion:  Revisiting the Revolution
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

15 February:

Simon Finger, Princeton University and MCEAS Consortium Fellow

“A Flag of Defyance at the Masthead”: Delaware River Pilots and the Hidden Sinews of Philadelphia’s Atlantic World

29 February:

Joanne Van der Woude, Columbia University and 2006-2007 MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow

“Greater Hope of Great  Heartbreakings”: The Aesthetics of Colonial Adaptation in Puritan and Algonquian Conversion Narratives
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

March:

Anti-Popery and Anti-Anti-Popery in Antebellum Philadelphia

Michael S. Carter, University of Dayton and 2005-2006 Friends of the MCEAS Fellow

“Traiterous subjects, ill Neighbours, and worse Sovereigns”: Indulgences and the Logic of Anti-Catholicism in Early America
and
Jennifer E. Schaaf, Penn State Abington, and 2006-2007 MCEAS Hamer Dissertation Fellow

“Philadelphia Contains the Ashes of Our Fathers”: Gender and the Catholic Campaign for Respectability in the Aftermath of the Nativist Riots of 1844

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

28 March: 

Elaine Foreman Crane, Fordham University

A Ghost Story; Or How an Apparition Entered National Politics

In conjunction with the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting
McMahon Lounge, Lowenstein Building, Lincoln Center Campus, Fordham University, 60th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, New York, N.Y.

4 April:

Jeffrey Kaja, University of Michigan and PEAES Resident Dissertation Fellow

“Shewing the Course”: Producing Knowledge of Transportation Systems in Early Pennsylvania, 1675-1800
Joint Seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society
The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street
10-12 April:

Atlantic Emancipations Conference

25 April:

David Armitage, Harvard University

Locke's Americana

Joint session with the Washington Area Early American History Seminar, sponsored by the Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore

2 May:

Noah L. Gelfand, New York University and 2006-2007 MCEAS Quinn Dissertation Fellow

 A People Within and Without:  International Jewish Commerce in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Weigley Room, 9th Floor, Gladfelter Hall, Temple University

9 May:

Geoffrey Plank, University of Cincinnati and MCEAS Barra Postdoctoral Fellow 

 Sailing with John Woolman

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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