Early American Conversations is a podcast series from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies that invites listeners to dive deeper into the early histories and cultures of North America and the Atlantic world.
Tune in for in-depth conversations with authors of the most recent publications in the Early American Studies book series at Penn Press, as well as interviews with select authors from the series backlist and other special guests.
Available on Spotify, the series is a collaboration between Penn Press, Penn Libraries, and the McNeil Center. Our hope is to expand our community of scholars, public historians, students, and publishers.
Season One, 2022-2023
Emma Hart, Richard S. Dunn Director, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
Kathleen Brown, David Boies Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, author of Undoing Slavery: Bodies, Race, and Rights in the Age of Abolition (Penn Press, 2023).
Elizabeth Ellis, Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University, author of The Great Power of Small Nations: Indigenous Diplomacy in the Gulf South (Penn Press, 2022).
Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Iowa, 2022-2023 MCEAS Barra Sabbatical Fellow, and author of Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America (University of Illinois Press, 2023).
Inaugural Podcast Host
Anders Bright, 2022-2023 Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Dissertation Fellow at the McNeil Center and Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Digital publishing strategies and editorial development
Cosette Bruhns Alonso, Penn Libraries’ and Penn Press' Contemporary Publishing Fellow
Music composition and editing
Francis Russo, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Cassandra Hradil, Digital Humanities Specialist, Price Lab for Digital Humanities and Penn Libraries Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship
Emma Hart, Richard S. Dunn Director, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania
Robert Lockhart, Penn Press Senior Editor