Past Events



Settlers’ Botany: Science, Classification, and Conflict in the Caribbean

Friday Seminar
Hannah Anderson, University of Toronto
Jan 27, 2023 at -

Hannah Anderson is the University College Fellow in Early American History at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021. Her book manuscript, Lived Botany: Settlers…



"What Will Proper Be Done": Instruction Letters, American Merchants, and the Geographies of the East Indies and China Trade

Brown Bag Session
Heesoo Cho, Washington University
Jan 18, 2023 at -

Papers are circulated in advance. For copies, please contact the McNeil Center office.  -- Heesoo Cho is a Ph.D. Candidate at Washington University in St. Louis. She studies early American perceptions of the Pacific…



“No Such Place”: Law and Geography in Western Newfoundland, 1763-1778

Friday Seminar
Arianne Sedef Urus, McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Jan 13, 2023 at -

Arianne Sedef Urus, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, is an environmental and legal historian of the eighteenth-century Atlantic World. Her current book project, provisionally…



Graduate Student Open House at the McNeil Center

Graduate Student Open House at the McNeil Center
Presented by the McNeil Center Fellows
Jan 7, 2023 at -

The McNeil Center facilitates scholarly inquiry into the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic World before 1850. Interested in learning more, or thinking of applying to our fellowships? Come meet some…



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…



"Somerset v Steuart" Conference

Conference
Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 2, 2022 at -

"Somerset v Steuart @ 250: Facts, Interpretations, and Legacies" Conference 1-2 December 2022



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

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

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



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

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

"War Stories: Conflict in the Atlantic World, 1600-1850" Conference17-19 November 2022



"'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 -

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



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…