The Local Archive and the Semiquincentennial: A Forum | 10 March 2023

With the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence just three years away, many archives and museums are turning their attention to planning for the United States’ semiquincentennial. Philadelphia institutions are, unsurprisingly, at the forefront of this activity.

Upcoming Events

Obour Tanner’s Archive

Friday Seminar
Tara Bynum, Iowa State University and the McNeil Center
May 5, 2023 at - | Hybrid/Location TBD

Tara A. Bynum is an Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Iowa and a Barra Sabbatical Fellow at the McNeil Center. Her new book, Reading Pleasures (University of Illinois Press…

Facing the Future of Early American Studies

Jul 11, 2023 - Jul 13, 2023 at - | Philadelphia, PA

Facing the Future of Early American Studies Call for papers:  We invite proposals for a conference on the future of Early American Studies to be held in Philadelphia on July 11 and 12, 2023, the Tuesday and Wednesday…

About the McNeil Center

Established as the Philadelphia Center for Early American Studies in 1978, and renamed in honor of its benefactor Robert L. McNeil, Jr., in 1998, the McNeil Center facilitates scholarly inquiry into the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850, with a particular but by no means exclusive emphasis on the mid-Atlantic region.