Past Events



Capitalism, Race, and Gender in the Early Americas: Expanding on the Work of Allan Kulikoff

Conference
Mar 2, 2023 - Mar 3, 2023 (All Day)

Co-sponsored by the Cleveland State University Department of History and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies  



Piercing the Corporate Whale: Agents, Principals, and the Personified Impersonal in Moby-Dick

Brown Bag Session
Geoffrey Kirsch, Harvard University
Mar 1, 2023 at -

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



Our Ridiculous Resistance: Love, Latinidad, and Some Jokes in the Baroque

Friday Seminar
Ana Schwartz, University of Texas at Austin
Feb 24, 2023 at -

Ana Schwartz is the author of Unmoored: The Search for Sincerity in Colonial America (OIEAHC January 2023), a case study in the history of the desire to escape history. Since completing this work, she has been…



New Orleans, the “Natural Depot” for Mexican Specie (1821-1861)

Brown Bag Session
Manuel A. Bautista González, University of Oxford
Feb 15, 2023 at -

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



The Conestoga “Commonwealth”: Indigenous Constitutionalism and Settler Counter-Sovereignty

Friday Seminar
Matthew Kruer, University of Chicago
Feb 10, 2023 at -

Matthew Kruer is an Assistant Professor of Early North American History at the University of Chicago. He specializes in early American and Indigenous histories, with a focus on the relationship between small Indigenous…



“Postponed: How Three Weeks Changed the Declaration of Independence”

Brown Bag Session
Emily Sneff, William & Mary
Feb 1, 2023 at -

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



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…