Spring 2020 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 convene at 3:00 pm on Zoom on Friday afternoons. 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:

Tara A. Bynum, Hampshire College and Library Company Program in African American History Mellon Research Scholar

Reading and Building a Nation; Or Everyday Living (while Black) in Early America

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

24 January:

Claire Arcenas, University of Montana

Locke as a Negative Exemplar in the Early United States

Temple University, Weigley Room, 914 Gladfelter Hall

31 January:

Allan Greer, McGill University

“France takes Possession of the West”: The Sault Ste-Marie Council of 1671

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

7 February:

 

Kirsten E. Wood, Florida International University

Beyond Temperance: Accommodating the Public in Early Republican Taverns

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

14 February:

Timo McGregor, New York University and 2018-2019 MCEAS Consortium Dissertation Fellow

Multi-National Empire: Treason, Information, and Corporate Politics in Amsterdam and Elmina, 1645-1668

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

21 February:

Rebecca Brannon, James Madison University

Legacies of the Revolution: ElderlyFounding Fathers, Memory-Making, and the Legacy Imperative

Museum of the American Revolution101 South Third Street, Philadelphia

28 February:

Michael Monescalchi, Rutgers University and 2018-2019 Barra and Carpenter Fellow

The Republican Sermon and New Divinity Antislavery

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

20 March:

Aaron R. Hall, Cornell University and 2017-2018 Richard S. Dunn Dissertation Fellow

Inventing the Founding: Constitutional Transformations during the Nullification Era

via ZOOM

3 April:

Alexandra Finley, University of Pittsburgh and 2015-2016 Advisory Council Dissertation Fellow

“A Concubine is a Servant”: Sex, Race, and Labor in Antebellum New Orleans Households

via ZOOM

17 April:

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University

“Liberty...or the Genius of America”: Revisiting the Library Company's Iconic Painting

in conjunction with the McNeil Center's Annual Undergraduate Research Workshop

via ZOOM

24 April:

Michael Breidenbach, Ave Maria University

The American Refounding: Residual Royalism, Indigenous Appropriation, & the Politics of Names in Early America

Co-sponsored by the Drexel University Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships and the Department of History

via ZOOM

1 May:

Michael L. Dickinson, Virginia Commonwealth University and Barra Sabbatical Fellow

“The Same Manner as in Africa”: West African Cultural Survival in the 18th-Century Black Urban Atlantic

via ZOOM

 


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