Spring 2018 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.

 

12 January:

Vincent Brown, Harvard University
The Atlantic Odyssey of an African Insurrection

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

26 January:

Nancy O. Gallman, 2017-2019 MCEAS Barra Postdoctoral Fellow

“With respect to Satisfaction for Mr. Houston”: Murder, Spanish Law, and Native Justice in the Florida Borderlands, 1784-1821

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

2 February:

Lauren Duval, American University and 2016-2017 Advisory Council Fellow

“she was very fond of soldiers”: Laboring and Enslaved Women under British Military Occupation

Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South Third Street, Philadelphia

9 February:

 

Maggie McKinley, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Petitioning and the Making of the Administrative State

Temple University, Weigley Room, 914 Gladfelter Hall

16 February:

Peter Messer, Mississippi State University

William Bartram’s Uneasy Sublime: An Experiment in Early National Natural History

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

23 February:

Andrew Dial, McGill University and 2017-2018 Barra Dissertation Fellow and Carpenter Fellow in Early American Religious Studies

Spiritual Bankruptcy: The Collapse of the Jesuits’ Martinique Mission

Drexel University, Paul Peck Alumni Center, 3142 Market Street, 1st Floor, (southeast corner of 32nd and Market streets)

16 March:

Ned Blackhawk, Yale University

The Native Northeast and the Rise of British North America

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

23 March:

Nathaniel Millett, Saint Louis University 

The Indigenous Impact on Early English Barbados

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

 

20 April:

Amy Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University
Profit, Loss, and Freedom on the Polk Plantation, 1834-1865

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

4 May:

Jeremy Zallen, Lafayette College and 2017-2018 Barra Sabbatical Fellow
Lucifer Matches and the Global Violence of Phosphorus: Mass-Produced Bones, Child Labor, Toxic Bodies, and the Radical Democratization of Fire, 1830-1860

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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