Past Events

‛Reclamando su Libertad’: Freedom Fighters on the Mexico-US Global South

Friday Seminar
María Esther Hammack, McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Feb 11, 2022 at -

Dr. María Esther Hammack received her PhD in US History and a portfolio in African and African Diaspora Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2021. She is a Mexican scholar and public historian whose…

Paying by the Hundreds and Thousands: Sugar Money in Barbados, 1640-1713

Brown Bag Session
Teanu Reid, Yale University
Feb 2, 2022 at -

Teanu Reid is a joint Ph.D. student in History and African American Studies at Yale University. Her dissertation project explores the hidden economic activities of enslaved and free people of color in Barbados, Jamaica…

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

Friday Seminar
Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh, Stanford University
Jan 28, 2022 - Oct 28, 2021 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…

'Now, to return’: John Lawson and Empire’s Public Diary

Brown Bag Session
Katrina Dzyak, Columbia University
Jan 19, 2022 at -

Katrina Dzyak is a PhD candidate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she studies American literature pre-1900.

Insanity, Race, and Property Rights in the Early Republic

Friday Seminar
Sari Altschuler, Northeastern University
Jan 14, 2022 - Oct 8, 2021 at -

Sari Altschuler’s research focuses primarily on American literature and culture before 1865, literature and medicine, disability studies, and the health humanities, broadly understood. She is the author of The Medical…

"Ada-gal'kala, Transatlantic Disgaduhvi, and the Cherokees' Expanding Atlantic World"

Friday Seminar
Nathaniel Holly, University of Georgia Press
Dec 3, 2021 at -

"A Jewish Awakening: Religion and Power in the Colonial South"

Friday Seminar
Shari Rabin, Oberlin College
Nov 19, 2021 at -

The Americas Online:

Thinking Digitally About Early America
Nov 11, 2021 - Nov 13, 2021 (All Day)

In recent years, scholars of early America have engaged with digital methodologies to create projects that have facilitated new forms of inquiry, practice, and pedagogy.

"The Incarcerating Army: Enslaved People and the Continental Army in the U.S. War for Independence"

Friday Seminar
Sean Gallagher, American Philosophical Society
Oct 29, 2021 at -

"The Atlantic Life of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: Race, Sex, and the Anti-Blackness of Consent"

Friday Seminar
Farren Yero, Duke University
Oct 15, 2021 at -