Past Events

'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 -

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 -