Wednesday Brown Bag Sessions

Works-in-Progress Series

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Spring 2021 Schedule

Bring your lunch and join us from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom for our Works-in-Progress Series. Papers are circulated in advance. For copies, please contact the McNeil Center office.

20 January:

Devin Leigh, UC Davis and Clifton E. Sorrell, III, UT Austin
“How to Control the History of a Slave Rebellion: A Case Study from the Sources of Blackwall's Revolt in St. Mary's Parish, Jamaica, 1765”

3 February:

Jenny Reiss, University of Pennsylvania
“The Nuances of Physical Disability in Early America: A New Look at Gouverneur Morris”

17 February:

Kristina Williams, Duke University
“The Court v. Kitt and Will Lord, Two Slaves for Aiding and Abetting in the 1816 Barbados Slave Revolt”

3 March:

Gustave Lester, Harvard University/APS
“Rebirth of a Mineral Obsession: The State, Knowledge, and Mineral Resources in Early America”

17 March:

Ami Yoon, Columbia University
“Imagining Decolonial Futures in William Gilbert's The Hurricane

31 March:

Phillip Emmanuel, The College of William & Mary 
“‘Which they say are acceptable in England’: Enslaved Children as the Idealised Subject in the Imperial Household” 

14 April:

Anna Todd, University of Pennsylvania 
“‘Abandon’d Morals and Profligate Principles’: Illegitimacy and Social Disorder in Charles Woodmason’s Carolina”