Past Events

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

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…

The Benighted Soul: Africana Religions and the Diabolical in the Time of Revolution

Friday Seminar
Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh, Stanford University
Mar 4, 2022 at -

Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies whose teaching and research explores the intersections of race, religion, and gender in the United States. A historian of African-American religion…

Justice, Fairness, and Good Governance in a Republic of Creditors, 1779-1791

Brown Bag Session
Jonah Estess, American University
Mar 2, 2022 at -

Jonah Estess is a Ph.D. Candidate at American University. His interests include both popular and authoritative understandings of public debt, nation building, banking, and federal monetary policy during the early…

As Though he had been a Whig: The Post-War Reintegration of the Hudson Valley Loyalists

Friday Seminar
Kieran O’Keefe, George Washington University and 2021-2022 MCEAS Society of the Cincinnati Fellow
Feb 25, 2022 at -

Kieran is a Ph.D. candidate studying Colonial and Revolutionary America. Before entering the Ph.D. program in 2016, Kieran received a bachelor's degree from Mount Saint Mary College and a master's degree from the…