Spring 2016 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.

 

15 January:

Laura Turner Igoe, NEH Post-Doctoral Fellow, Library Company of Philadelphia
       
Penn’s Treaty Elm Relics and Ecological Sensibility in the Early Republic

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

22 January:

Rachel Trocchio, University of California and 2014–2015 Advisory Council Dissertation Fellow

Memory and Grace in Thomas Hooker’s New England

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

29 January:

James Hill, College of William and Mary and 2014–2015 Barra Dissertation Fellow

A Voyage “Ill-Advised”: Creeks’ and Cherokees’ Failed Attempts to Reconnect with the British Atlantic, 1790–1794

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

5 February:

Willem Klooster, Clark University

Between Hunger and Sword: Sailors and Soldiers in the Making and Unmaking of the Dutch Atlantic Empire

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street

19 February:

Jamie Forde, University of Pennsylvania and 2014–2015 Barra Art and Material Culture Fellow

Volcanic Glass and Iron Nails: Shifting Networks of Exchange and Material Entanglements at Late Prehispanic and Early Colonial Achiutla, Oaxaca, Mexico

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

26 February:

Benjamin Breen, Columbia University and 2013–2014 Richard S. Dunn Dissertation Fellow

Transplantations in the Torrid Zone: Diseases, Drugs, and Knowledge in the South Atlantic World, 1640-1730

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

4 March:

Michael McDonnell, University of Sydney

War Stories: Remembering the American Revolution

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

18 March:

Peter Kotowski, Loyola University, Chicago, and 2013–2014 Friends of the MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

Honest Men and Covetous Men: Gender and William Penn’s “Holy Experiment”

American Philosophical Society, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Philosophical Hall,
104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia

8 April:

Demetri D. Debe, University of Minnesota and 2014-2015 Barra Dissertation Fellow
Justene G. Hill, Princeton University and 2014–2015 MCEAS Consortium Fellow

A two-paper session co-sponsored by the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia

Felonious Transactions and Necessary Connections: Enslaved People’s Engagement with the Marketplace

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

15 April:

Colin Wells, St. Olaf College

Proclamations, Declarations, and Versifications: Imperial Power and the Poetics of Resistance

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

29 April:

Brendan Gillis, Miami University and 2014–2015 Friends of the MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

The Allure of Wilderness: Magistrates and the Jurisdictional Ecology of Empire

 

Rutgers University, Camden, Law School Faculty Lounge E403

7 May:

Philadelphia Stories: Continuing the Legacy of C. Dallett Hemphill

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

 


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