Staking Claims: Founding Myths and Property Formation on Seventeenth-Century Long Island, 1648-1745

Friday Seminar
Michael LaCombe, Adelphi University
Apr 21, 2023 at - | Location: McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk/Zoom

Michael LaCombe

Michael LaCombe teaches early American history and food in U.S. history at Adelphi University on Long Island. He has published recently in Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and in EAS Miscellany. This work-in-progress is under consideration by EAS



The McNeil Center sponsors a seminar that meets on Friday afternoons approximately twice a month between September and May, with the paper for each session circulated in advance. Over two hundred people attend at least once a year, with an average attendance of 40 to 50 at meetings held at various sites in the Delaware Valley. While most of the regular attendees are graduate students and faculty from institutions in the Philadelphia area, participants come from as far afield as Long Island, New York City, Princeton, Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington. 

The McNeil Center will utilize a hybrid format for seminars in which participants may gather together at the McNeil Center building (or occasionally at an MCEAS Consortium institution host in the Philadelphia area) or attend via Zoom. All in-person attendees must comply with the University of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 policiesMasks are optional in the seminar room. For regular updates about our seminars, please join our mailing list. Please email us at mceas@sas.upenn.edu with any questions.