Spring 2014 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.

 

17 January:

Wilson Jeremiah Moses, The Pennsylvania State University

Thomas Jefferson: Private Heresy vs. Civic Religion

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

24 January:

Kate Gaudet, University of New Hampshire and 2010–11 EALMT Fellow

Inoculating the American Reader: Novels, Medicine, the Culture of Risk

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

31 January:

John Ghazvinian, Independent Scholar and McNeil Center Research Associate

Iran in the Early American Imagination, ca. 1700-1850

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

7 February:

John Garcia, Mark Mattes, Seth Perry, Steven Carl Smith

The Mellon Early American Literature and Material Texts Initiative: Reflections Five Years On

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

21 February:

Karin Wulf and Eric Slauter, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture 

Open Access for the Humanities: A View from the William and Mary Quarterly

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

28 February:

Edward Pompeian, College of William and Mary and 2011–2012 Advisory Council Fellow

Calculating the Cost of Freedom: The United States and the Independence of Spanish America, 1797-1824 

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

7 March:

Danielle Skeehan, Sam Houston State University

Deadly Notes: Atlantic Soundscapes and the Writing of the Middle Passage

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

11 April:

Emma Stapely, University of Pennsylvania and 2012–13 Hamer Dissertation Fellow

Strains of Compunction: Charlotte Temple’s Revolutionary Allegories

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

25 April:

Andrew R. L. Cayton, Miami University
Fred Anderson, University of Colorado

A Chapter from Imperial America, 1672-1764

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street 

2 May:

Samantha Seeley, New York University and 2012–13 Richard S. Dunn Fellow

Engineering Exile: Racial Geography in the Early American Republic

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

9 May:

Antonio Feros, University of Pennsylvania

New Worlds, New Peoples: The Constitution of the Spanish empire in the 16th-17th centuries

Class of 1978 Pavilion, Special Collection Center, 6th Floor, Van-Pelt Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania


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