Spring 2015 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.

 

16 January:

Steve Pincus, Yale University

“The Stamp Act in Global Context

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

23 January:

Donald Johnson, Northwestern University and 2013–2014 MCEAS Friends and Cincinnati Fellow

Ambiguous Allegiances: Questioning Loyalism in Revolutionary Cities under British Military Rule 

AJ Drexel Picture Gallery, 3141 Chestnut Street,  
Drexel University

30 January:

Katie Hemphill, University of Arizona and 2013–2014 Friends of the MCEAS Fellow

“Sundry Marks in India Ink”: Tattooing in the Records of the Maryland State Penitentiary, 1810–1857

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

6 February:

Sarah L.H. Gronningsater, McNeil Center Barra Postdoctoral Fellow

“To Be Born Free” . . . and Bound: Interpreting New York’s Gradual Emancipation Law and its Consequences

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

13 February:

Brenna O’Rourke Holland, 2013–2014 McNeil Center Consortium Fellow

Girard College As Institutional Family: Corporate Philanthropy, the Triumph of Capital, and the Myths of Capitalism, 1830–1847

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

20 February:

Sara Damiano, The Johns Hopkins University and 2013–2014 McNeil Center Advisory Council Fellow

“I Saw and Heard”: Witnessing and Gendered Power in the Eighteenth-Century New England Economy

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

27 February:

Philippa Koch, Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellow, University of Chicago, and 2013-2014 McNeil Center Carpenter Fellow in Religious Studies

Experience and the Soul in Eighteenth-Century Medicine

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

20 March:

Sean Trainor, Penn State University and 2013–2014 MCEAS Consortium Fellow

Beards, Body Politics, and the Birth of an “Anti-Fashion”: Antebellum Women Style Writers and the Making of “Natural Manhood”

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street 

27 March:

Owen Stanwood, Boston College

Dreams of Silk and Wine: Huguenot Refugees in the British Atlantic World

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

17 April:

Benjamin Hicklin, Friends of the MCEAS Fellow and LCP PEAES Fellow

Giving Credit where Credit is Due: Forging Chains of Debt in the English Atlantic, 1660–1750

Joint Seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

1 May:

David Silverman, McNeil Center Barra Sabbatical Fellow, George Washington University

A Vicious Commerce: The Slaves for Guns Trade and Firearms Diplomacy in the Indian Southeast

Law School Faculty Lounge, Rutgers University, Camden

7–8 May:
Mini-Conference on Richard Dunn’s A Tale of Two Plantations

7 May

5:00-6:30: Keynote Address by Vincent Brown (Wolf Room, McNeil Center) 

"Designing Histories of Slavery for the Database Age" 
Moderated by Roderick McDonald 

6:30-7:30: Reception (McNeil Center Foyer)

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

8 May: 

3:00-5:30 pm: McNeil Center Seminar (Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor) 

Roundtable discussion of A Tale of Two Plantations
Alison Games, Katharine Gerbner, Justene Hill, Lorena Walsh, Richard Dunn

Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor, 
Class of 78 Pavilion
, University of Pennsylvania



5:30-7:30 pm: End-of-the-year picnic (McNeil Center)

McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk
, University of Pennsylvania


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