Revised Spring 2009 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


 

16 January:

John Bezís-Selfa, Wheaton College

Sir William Young’s Travel Narrative and the Remaking of the Greater British Caribbean in the Age of Abolition

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets), University of Pennsylvania

23 January:

John Coombs, Hampden-Sydney College

Beyond the Origins Debate: Rethinking the Rise of Virginia Slavery

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

February:

Peter Reed, University of Mississippi

Rogue Scripts:  Early American Print Culture, Gallows Performance, and The Beggar's Opera
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets), University of Pennsylvania

20 February:

Gautham Rao, PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow

The Production of Authority: Regulating the Market in the Age of Jefferson
Joint Seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society
The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

27 February:

Christopher Bilodeau, Dickinson College

The Economy of War: Perpetuating Violence in the Northeast, 1713-1722

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets), University of Pennsylvania

March:

Addition!
Emily Pawley, University of Pennsylvania

“The Flower of Commodities”: The Publication and Propagation of the New York Fruit Variety, 1820-1850

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets), University of Pennsylvania

27 March: 

Jeffery A. Edwards, University of Pennsylvania and MCEAS Hamer Dissertation Fellow

Shylock’s Tribe: Sensibility, Conspiracy, and the “Jewish” Democrat

Henry Charles Lea Library, Van Pelt Library 6th Floor, University of Pennsylvania

17 April:

Date change!

Joanna Cohen, University of Pennsylvania and 2007-2008 Hamer Dissertation Fellow

The Marketplace of Retribution: Commercial Restrictions and the Politics of Consumption, 1806-1815
The University of Delaware (exact location T.B.A.)

24 April:

Date change!

Adam Jortner, University of Virginia and 2007-2008 Carpenter Fellow in Early American Religious Studies

Languages of Witchcraft and Miracle in the Early American Republic 

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

8 May:

Will Mackintosh, University of Michigan

“This Straight-Jacket Mode”: Traveling the Transportation Revolution

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

15 May:

Paul A. Gilje, University of Oklahoma 

 To Swear Like a Sailor: Cursing in the American Age of Sail

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

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