Facing the Future of Early American Studies
Please join us for “Facing the Future of Early American Studies,” a conference reflecting on the scholarship and mentorship of Daniel K. Richter, director emeritus of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. While this event will certainly be celebratory in tone, including sessions for Dan’s students and other colleagues to share heartfelt memories and punny wordplay, we hope to do more than simply contemplate Dan’s far-reaching influence. We aim to truly honor his legacy by featuring intellectually rigorous and ground-breaking research by scholars at all stages of their careers. We further charge panelists and audience members alike to think together about the future of our shared field, and – inspired by the generosity, innovation, and resourcefulness that has marked Dan’s career – about where we may take Early American Studies next.
This conference is co-sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the American Philosophical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania.