Events



"The Black Jeremiad: Speculative Indigeneity in Ottobah Cugoano and the Haitian Declaration of Independence"

Brown Bag Session
Raymond Leonard, Rutgers University
Sep 28, 2022 at -

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Own Nothing: Rethinking Theft in Slavery's Archives

Friday Seminar
Ajay Batra, University of Southern California and 2019-2020 MCEAS Hamer Dissertation Fellow
Oct 7, 2022 at -

Ajay [UH-jay] Kumar Batra is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Batra is a literary and cultural historian working at the intersection of…



"'The Proper Instruments for Carrying on War': War and Maritime Enslavement in the Lesser Antilles, 1756–63"

Brown Bag Session
Christopher Baldwin, University of Toronto
Oct 12, 2022 at -

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Treaty Claims and the Reorganization of Fiduciary Colonialism in the Wake of Indian Removal

Friday Seminar
Emilie Connolly, Brandeis University and 2017-2018 MCEAS Consortium Dissertation Fellow
Oct 21, 2022 at -

Emilie Connolly is an Assistant Professor of History at Brandeis University. She specializes in the nineteenth-century U.S., with a focus on the history of political economy, colonialism, and the Indigenous peoples of…



"Bridging the Atlantic: Chinese Tea and the Eighteenth-Century Cultural Pathways"

Brown Bag Session
Yiyun Huang, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Oct 26, 2022 at -

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Freedom, Faith and Family: Black Migrants and the formation of their West Philadelphia Community

Friday Seminar
Donna Rilling, Stony Brook University
Nov 4, 2022 at -

Donna Rilling is Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she focuses on the history of the early American republic. She completed her doctoral work at the University of…



"'Consented to be Bound to a Contract': A Material History of Coolie Contracts in Nineteenth-Century Cuba"

Brown Bag Session
Rebecca Liu, Princeton University
Nov 9, 2022 at -

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War Stories: Conflict in the Atlantic World, 1600-1850

Conference
Nov 17, 2022 - Nov 19, 2022 (All Day)

War was a more usual state of affairs than peace in the early modern Atlantic, and there are few scholars who would deny its importance for understanding this imperial age. Nevertheless, the impact of almost constant…



"Sensing Time: Embodied Temporalities in Makers' Spaces in the Atlantic World"

Brown Bag Session
Alexandra Macdonald, William & Mary
Nov 30, 2022 at -

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Hereditary Term Slavery and the Pursuit of Restitution in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Friday Seminar
Cory James Young, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and 2020-2021 Friends of the MCEAS Dissertation Fellow
Dec 9, 2022 at -

Cory James Young is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Young is a historian of abolition and slavery in the American North. He received his Ph.D. from Georgetown…