Wednesday Brown Bag Sessions

Works-in-Progress Series

Requests to receive access to Works-in-Progress papers on-line should be sent to

Atlantic Studies Seminar Schedule Archive: Click Here

Spring 2017 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.

18 January:  

Arianne Urus, New York University 
“Boats on Fire: Property, Nature, and Usufruct Rights in the Newfoundland Cod Fisheries, 1763-1783”

1 February:  

Julia Dauer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
“Talking Atoms, Talking Heads: Persons in the Early Republic”

15 February: 

Steve Dolph, University of Pennsylvania
“Thick Forests and Impenetrable Bodies in the Chronicles of Imperial Spain”

1 March:

Jennifer Chuong, Harvard University
“‘That Immovable Veil of Black’: Engraving and Epidermal Expression in the Eighteenth Century”

15 March:

Eva Latterner, University of Virginia
“‘I never witnessed more intense excitement to get possession of a newspaper’: The Hoax Form and the Interpretive Praxis of Print Capitalism”

29 March:

Randall Meissen, University of Southern California
“Seen from Afar: The Visual Mediation of Brazilian and Spanish American
Animals in pre-Linnaean Natural History”

12 April:

Isaac Curtis, University of Pittsburgh
“Wai‘tu kubuli and Yurumein: Indigenous Port Cities in the Early Modern Atlantic”

26 April:

Tiffany DeRewal, Temple University
“Blessed are the Dissected: The Theology of Anatomy in Colonial Philadelphia”