Spring 2013 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 mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu  or phone 215-898-9251.

 

18 January:

Emma Hart, University of St. Andrews

An Empire of Goods?: Auctions and Market Cultures in the English-Speaking World, 1730-1785

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

25 January:

Ariel Ron, PEAES Postdoctoral Fellow

From Social Movement to Political Powerhouse: Farmers' Organizations
and the Making of Federal Agricultural Policy,1836-1862

Joint Seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

1 February:

Andrew Lipman, Syracuse University

Watercraft, Watermen, and the Creation of New England and New Netherland

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street 

15 February:

Adam Lewis, McNeil Center Postdoctoral Fellow

Liberian Colonization, "Legitimate" Trade, and the Sentiments of Sovereignty

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

22 February:

Dael Norwood, Princeton University and 2011-2012 MCEAS Consortium Fellow

"Freighted Deep with Asia's Stores": Asian Commerce in the Political Imigination of the Early Republic

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

1 March:

Wendy Warren, Prineton University

Burnt to Ashes: Locating Slave Resistance in Seventeenth-Century New England

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

15 March:

Hannah Farber, University of California, Berkeley, PEAES Dissertation Fellow, and MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow

Republics of Capital: Marine Insurance Companies and the Body Politic, 1792-1815

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

22 March:

Sari Altschuler, University of South Florida and 2010-2011
Barra Dissertation Fellow

Narrative Inoculation: Charles Brockden Brown, Elihu Hubbard Smith, and the Circulation of Republican Health

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

12 April:

Sarah Chesney, College of William and Mary and Barra Art and Material Culture Fellow

Cultivating Penn's "Greene Country Town": Early American Botanical Endeavors along the Schuylkill River

The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Avenue

26 April:

Rachel Herrmann, University of Texas and 2011-2012 Society of the Cincinnati and Friends of the MCEAS Fellow

"From Hunters to Husbandmen": Culinary Imperialism and the Pan-Indian Western Confederacy War

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

3 May:

Cameron Strang, University of Texas and Monticello-McNeil and Friends of MCEAS Fellow

Indian Storytelling, Scientific Knowledge, and Power in the Florida Borderl

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

10 May:

David Waldstreicher, Temple University and Co-Editor, Early American Studies series

Ancients, Moderns, and Africans: Phillis Wheatley and the Politics of Slavery

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


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