The Holy Cause: Disestablishment and State-Building in Revolutionary New York

Friday Seminar
Sarah Barringer Gordon, Penn Carey Law
Feb 23, 2024 at -

Sarah Barringer Gordon is Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History, Emerita at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. She is well known for her work on religion in American…

Losing "the Mind" in Translation: Cognitive Science in Haudenosaunee Origin Stories

Friday Seminar
Ittai Orr, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Mar 1, 2024 at -

Ittai Orr is an assistant professor of English at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature with an emphasis on early Native American…

“Distressing the distressed”: Poverty and Rent Distraint in Early Republic New York

Brown Bag Session
Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Mar 6, 2024 at -

Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan is Assistant Teaching Professor and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Public History Program and Graduate Public Humanities Program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. She holds a PhD in…

Policing the Montréal-Albany Contraband Trade: The 1730 Trial of Lydius

Friday Seminar
Sarah Templier, University of Ottawa
Mar 8, 2024 at -

Sarah Templier started as an assistant professor-replacement at the University of Ottawa in the summer of 2020 after obtaining her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Templier is a cultural and social historian of…

“Of virtue becoming their situation”: The Making of Refugee Women's Religious Communities in the 19th-Century Mid-Atlantic

Brown Bag Session
Taneil Ruffin, Princeton University
Mar 20, 2024 at -

Papers are circulated in advance. For copies, please contact the McNeil Center office.

Paper title forthcoming

Friday Seminar
Christopher L. Brown, Columbia University
Mar 22, 2024 at -

Dr. Christopher Leslie Brown is a historian of Britain and the British empire, principally in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with special emphasis on the comparative history of slavery and abolition, and with…

“American and British Indians": Inventing National Citizens in the Post-1812 Great Lakes

Brown Bag Session
Elena Ryan, Princeton University
Apr 3, 2024 at -

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‘Agent Greenhill taught his people better manners’: Masculine authority and subjection between stability and breakdown in the seventeenth-century Atlantic World

Friday Seminar
Phillip Emanuel, McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Apr 5, 2024 at -

Phillip Emanuel is a Barra Postdoctoral Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. His dissertation-to-book project focuses on how seventeenth-century imperial and trading company administrators in England…

The Molasses Act's Long Shadow: Smuggling in the British Atlantic, 1733-1763

Brown Bag Session
Eva Landsberg, Yale University
Apr 17, 2024 at -

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“Kikrevou”(kì ire aiku): Sickness, Death, and Survival in the Jamaican Smallpox Epidemic of 1768

Friday Seminar
Elise Mitchell, Princeton University
Apr 19, 2024 at -

Elise A. Mitchell is a historian of the Black Atlantic. She is currently an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow and Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Princeton University. She is…