Events



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

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

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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…



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

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

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An Archive of Crushes: Love, Latinidad, and the Vastness of Early American Feeling

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…



Infra-Humanism and Infrastructuralism in Thoreau

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

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

Conference
Mar 3, 2023 - Mar 4, 2023 (All Day)

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



The Local Archive and the Semiquincentennial: A Forum

Conference
Mar 10, 2023 at -

With the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence just three years away, many archives and museums are turning their attention to planning for the United States’ semiquincentennial. Philadelphia institutions…



The Muscogee Crisis: The Treaty of Indian Springs and Tribal Politics in the Native South, 1825-1827

Brown Bag Session
Tanner Allread, Stanford University
Mar 15, 2023 at -

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“A Distant People”: The History of Slavery and Race in the US Declaration of Independence

Friday Seminar
Steve Sarson, Université Jean Moulin
Mar 24, 2023 at -

Steve Sarson is Professor of American Civilization at Jean Moulin University, Lyon, France. He did his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University and previously taught at Towson State University in Baltimore and Swansea…



A Gendered Frontier: Métissage and Indigenous Enslavement in Eighteenth-Century Basse-Louisiane

Brown Bag Session
Leila K. Blackbird, University of Chicago
Mar 29, 2023 at -

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