"War Stories: Conflict in the Atlantic World, 1600-1850" conference |17-19 November 2022

War was a more usual state of affairs than peace in the early modern Atlantic, and there are few scholars who would deny its importance for understanding this imperial age.


Upcoming Events

Hereditary Term Slavery and the Pursuit of Restitution in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Friday Seminar
Cory James Young, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and 2020-2021 Friends of the MCEAS Dissertation Fellow
Dec 9, 2022 at - | Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Cory James Young is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Young is a historian of abolition and slavery in the American North. He received his Ph.D. from Georgetown…

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

Mar 3, 2023 - Mar 4, 2023 (All Day) | Zoom

Co-sponsored by the Cleveland State University Department of History and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies   In 1986, Allan Kulikoff published Tobacco & Slaves, a reassessment of the Chesapeake region.…

Facing the Future of Early American Studies

Jul 11, 2023 - Jul 13, 2023 at - | Philadelphia, PA

Facing the Future of Early American Studies Call for papers:  We invite proposals for a conference on the future of Early American Studies to be held in Philadelphia on July 11 and 12, 2023, the Tuesday and Wednesday…

About the McNeil Center

Established as the Philadelphia Center for Early American Studies in 1978, and renamed in honor of its benefactor Robert L. McNeil, Jr., in 1998, the McNeil Center facilitates scholarly inquiry into the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850, with a particular but by no means exclusive emphasis on the mid-Atlantic region.