Past Events



Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship on digital scholarship and diversity in Early American Studies

May 10, 2022 - Jun 14, 2022 at -

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, in partnership with Penn History, Penn Libraries, the University of Maryland, and its MITH Center, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral Research Fellow,…



Blackletters: German Translation and the Languages of Citizenship in the Early U.S.

Friday Seminar
Leonard von Morzé, University of Massachusetts Boston and McNeil Center for Early American Studies
May 6, 2022 at -

Len von Morzé is an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he was Chair of the English Department from 2017 to 2021. In addition to an edition of Charles Brockden Brown’s early periodical…



Black Refuge Women's Survival and Resistance in Revolutionary Era Portsmouth and Norfolk

Brown Bag Session
Adam McNeil, Rutgers University
May 4, 2022 at -

Adam McNeil is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers University focusing on Black Women’s lives during the Revolutionary and Founding eras in the Chesapeake Bay.



The Sketch Book and the Rise of the Mass-Mediated Image

Friday Seminar
Christopher J. Lukasik, Purdue University
Apr 22, 2022 at -

Christopher Lukasik specializes in the literary and visual cultural history of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Atlantic world. He has received over 25 fellowships and grants, including awards from the Rockwell…



‘Of themselves or from their Grandmothers advise’: The Power of Muskogee Women’s Communication Networks and Maintenance of Mvskoke Enfulletv, 1796-1814

Brown Bag Session
Keely Smith, Princeton University
Apr 13, 2022 at -

Keely Smith is a Ph.D. Candidate at Princeton University. She studies Indigenous communication networks in the North American southeast and Indian Territory during the 18th and 19th centuries. Her dissertation explores…



‛For [Being] a Rogue and Because He Lied to His Lord’: The Groundings of Black Rebellion in Hispaniola, the Disremembered and Disavowed History of a Unified and Black Santo Domingo

Friday Seminar
Allison Guess, Williams College
Apr 8, 2022 at -

Dr. Allison Guess is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and incoming Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Williams College. Guess is also a 2021-2022 CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Research Fellow. 



Bountiful Women: Maroon Women, the Colonial State, and the Creation of the Maroon Landscape in Colonial Jamaica, 1655-1705

Brown Bag Session
Shavagne Scott, New York University
Mar 30, 2022 at -

​Shavagne Scott is a doctoral student in NYU’s Department of History, specializing in the Black Atlantic world and comparative slavery. 



Teaching Independence

Conference
Mar 25, 2022 - Mar 26, 2022 (All Day)

Bringing together voices from across the educational spectrum, from K-12 teachers to university and public historians, Teaching Independence will consider the challenges of teaching the Declaration of Independence, the…



Policing Occupied Boston, 1774-1775

Brown Bag Session
Nicole Breault, University of Connecticut/American Philosophical Society
Mar 16, 2022 at -

Nicole Breault is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at University of Connecticut. Her research interests include legal history, social and cultural history, urban governance, institutions, gender, material culture, and space…



‛Reader, Be Assured This Narrative is No Fiction’: Harriet Jacobs, Sentimental Fiction, and the U.S. Abridgment History of 'Pamela'

Friday Seminar
Emily Gowen, Boston University and 2020-2021 MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow
Mar 11, 2022 at -

As we ease into hybrid events, we are limiting in-person attendance at seminars to current MCEAS fellows and Penn students, faculty, and staff. We look forward to when we can safely gather in greater numbers, and will…