Wednesday Brown Bag Sessions

Works-in-Progress Series

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Fall 2018 Schedule

Bring your lunch and join us from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Seminar Room 105 at the McNeil Center, 3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets), on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Papers are circulated in advance. For copies, please contact the McNeil Center office.

19 September:  

Hannah Anderson, University of Pennsylvania
“Settler Hierarchies and Botany in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia”

3 October:   

Alexi Garrett, University of Virginia
“Prisoners, Slaves, and Nails: The Virginia State Penitentiary's Entrance into Richmond's Nail-making Industry”

17 October: 

Matthew White, Ohio State University
“‘Pennsylvania Stood as Firm as a Rock’: The Missouri Crisis and the Viability of Anti-Slavery Politics”

31 October:

Tim Holliday, University of Pennsylvania
“‘A Quick Deciding Plague’: Intimacy in the Time of Cholera”

14 November:

Sean Gallagher, University of California, Davis
“‘The Plantation Reserved as a Magazine’: Confiscated Bondpeople and the Patriot State”

28 November:

Nicole Mahoney, University of Maryland
“Performing French Sociability: Genteel Women, Political Power, and the Early American Salon”

5 December:

Cynthia Smith, Miami University
“Hope Leslie at Sea”