Spring 2012 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.

Spring 2012 Seminar Schedule

13 January:

Marcy Norton, George Washington University

Predation, Adoption, and Transformation: Humans and Animals
in South America and Mesoamerica

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

20 January:

Alejandra Dubcovsky, Yale University

Maps, Sacra, and Entradas: Communication Networks in
Southeastern North America from Cahokia to De Soto

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

3 February:

Christopher M. Parsons, McNeil Center Barra Postdoctoral Fellow

Botany in the Borderlands: The Circulation of Ecological Knowledge in the pays d'en haut

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

17 February:

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, University of Southern California and
2009-2010 McNeil Center Society of the Cincinnati Fellow

Seaman, Privateering and the Fall of Atlantic Maritime Cosmopolitanism

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

24 February:

Joseph Adelman, Library Company PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow

"Extracts from Some Rebel Papers": Patriots, Loyalists, and the Perils of Wartime Printing

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

2 March:

Christopher Brown, Columbia University

The Province of Senegambia in Atlantic Perspective

132 Gilman Hall, Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins University,
3400 N. Charles, Baltimore, MD 21218


Link for DRIVING DIRECTIONS

http://webapps.jhu.edu/jhuniverse/information_about_hopkins/visitor_information/how_to_get_here/homewood_campus/index.cfm

For GUEST PARKING: Best bets are San Martin Garage
or South Garage. Both are convenient to Gilman Hall.

Link for Parking MAP: http://www.parking.jhu.edu/images/JHU_Homewood_Parking_Map_070828_1.pdf

16 March:

Michael Goode, University of Illinois, Chicago, and
2010-2011 Friends of the MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

Filthy Lucre: Indians, Alcohol, and Symbolic Violence in Early Quaker Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

23 March:

Nic Wood, University of Virginia and Monticello-McNeil and
Friends of the MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

Barbary Slavery, American Freedom: Race, National Power, and Natural Rights in the New Nation

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

30 March:

Peter C. Mancall, University of Southern California

Secota: The Landscape of the End of History

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

20 April:

Carrie Hyde, UCLA and 2009-2010 McNeil Center Consortium Dissertation Fellow

Citizenship in Heaven: Eschatologies of Emancipation in Stowe’s Dred

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

27 April:

Nicole Ivy, Yale University and 2010-2011 McNeil Center Richard S. Dunn Dissertation Fellow

"Do You Call that Thing a Doctor?" J. Marion Sims and the First Anarcha

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

11 May:

Laura Keenan Spero, Williams College and 2008-2009 McNeil Hamer Dissertation Fellow

"The Obscure Problem of Their History": The Shawnee Diaspora in Early America

The Center's annual end-of-the-year picnic and celebration will follow, weather permitting,
in the courtyard of the American Revolution Center, 101 S. Third Street, Philadelphia.
RSVP to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

The American Revolution Center,
101 S. Third Street (3rd and Chestnut), Philadelphia


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