Spring 2017 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.

 

20 January:
3:00-5:30 PM

T. Cole Jones, Purdue University
“The Rage of Tory-Hunting:”  Loyalist Prisoners, Civil War, and the Violent Backdrop to American Independence
and
Aaron Sullivan, Rider University
From Intolerance to Indifference: The Experience of the Disaffected in Revolutionary Philadelphia

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

27 January:

Thomas Richards, Jr., McNeil Center for Early American Studies and 2015-2016 MCEAS Consortium Dissertation Fellow

“The Slumbering Volcano upon which We Repose”: Cherokee Autonomy in an Ambiguous American West, 1839–1846

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street

3 February:

Wayne Bodle, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

To Repair Whose Broken Fortune?: Problem Portraits, Snuff Politics, and the Search for the Historical Cosby

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

17 February:

Nicholas Gliserman, Haverford College and 2015–2016 Barra Dissertation Fellow

“Levé Sur Les Lieux”?: The Lives of a Seventeenth-Century Map of Quebec

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

24 February:

Elizabeth Bacon Eager, Harvard University and 2015–2016 Barra Dissertation Fellow

The Body Remade: Saint-Mémin, the Physiognotrace, and the Physical Mechanics of Industrialization

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

3 March:

Rachel Engl, Lehigh University and 2015–2016 Society of the Cincinnati and MCEAS Consortium Fellow

“Not Alone in Misery”: Cultivating Camaraderie and Friendship Among Continental Army Soldiers During the American Revolution

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

17 March:

Don James McLaughlin, University of Pennsylvania and 2015–2016 Hamer Dissertation Fellow

Hydrophobia’s Evil Twin: Spontaneous Generation in Early American Rabies Narratives, from Benjamin Rush to John Neal

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

24 March:

Rachel Walker, University of Maryland and 2015–2016 Consortium Dissertation Fellow 

“The Mind Molds the Features”: Environmentalism, Essentialism, and the Science of Beauty in Early America

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

 

7 April:

Gabriel de Avilez Rocha, Drexel University and 2015–2016 Richard S. Dunn Dissertation Fellow           

Cimarrones in the Commons: Toward a Political Ecology of Marronage in the Early Colonial Carribbean           

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

21 April:

Scott Paul Gordon, Lehigh University

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Paxton Crisis and Moravian Archives

and

Will Fenton, Fordham University

A New Looking-Glass for the 1764 Pamphlet War: The Digital Paxton

Introduction to the Digital Paxton Project
Papers for this session will not be pre-circulated

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

28 April:

Clarence Maxwell, Millersville University

“Set us Free”: Bermuda and the Humanitarian Revolution

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

5 May:

Emma Hart, St. Andrews University and McNeil Center Sabbatical Fellow

“Combinations of Evil and Designing Men”: The Early American Marketplace in a Time of Revolutionary Crisis

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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