Past Events

Black Lives and Freedom Journeys:

The Legacy of the Still Family of Philadelphia
Oct 7, 2021 - Oct 8, 2021 (All Day)

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Philadelphia activist William Still offers an exceptional opportunity to consider his remarkable life and legacy.

"The Debt: Sovereignty and Claims-making After the Revolution"

Friday Seminar
Jessica Choppin Roney, Temple University
Sep 24, 2021 at -

"Forgetting Tobias Smollett: An Author and Britain’s Imperial Past"

Friday Seminar
Emma Hart, McNeil Center for Early American Studies and University of Pennsylvania
Sep 10, 2021 at -

A Workshop in Honor of Sugar and Slaves on its 50th Anniversary

Jun 28, 2021 - Jun 29, 2021 (All Day)

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of the foundational books in the writing of Caribbean and  Atlantic history.

"Refuse Slaves, Disposable Lives: Rethinking Racial Capitalism and the Transatlantic Slave Trade"

Friday Seminar
Marisa J. Fuentes, Rutgers University and 2020-2021 Barra Sabbatical Fellow
May 7, 2021 at -

“'Men of High Honor and Intrinsic Worth': Commercial, Scientific, and Southern Cultures at the New Orleans Mint"

Friday Seminar
Ann Daly, Brown University
Apr 30, 2021 at -

"The Role of Livestock in Millenarian and Revitalization Movements: Animals as Symbols of Colonial Oppression"

Friday Seminar
Barnet Pavão-Zuckerman, University of Maryland
Apr 23, 2021 at -

Atlantic Jewish Worlds: 1500–1900

Apr 7, 2021 - Apr 8, 2021 (All Day)

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, in partnership with the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, invites your participation in a two-day conference focused on Jewish life in the Atlantic world…

"Namontack When He Was (Not) Here"

Friday Seminar
Timothy L. Fosbury, University of California, Los Angeles and 2019-2020 Friends of the MCEAS Fellow
Mar 26, 2021 at -

"Seceding from the Sachemship: Indigenous Coercion and Colonial Failure in Early Historic New England"

Friday Seminar
Peter Olsen-Harbich, The College of William and Mary and 2019-2020 Advisory Council Fellow
Mar 19, 2021 at -