Wednesday Brown Bag Sessions

Works-in-Progress Series

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Spring 2019 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.

16 January:  

Penn and Slavery Project
Alexis Broderick Neumann and VanJessica Gladney

30 January:   

Grant Stanton, University of Pennsylvania
“The Language of Liberty: Petitioning for Freedom in Revolutionary Massachusetts, 1773-1777”

13 February: 

Blake Grindon, Princeton University
“The Vices of Europe and the ‘Memory of the Poor Miss McCrea’: The Afterlife of an American Frontier Death in the French Atlantic”

27 February:

Denise Burgher, University of Delaware
“Roots and Routes: Recovering AME Bishop Henry McNeal Turner”

13 March:

Laura Michel, Rutgers University
“When Joseph Lancaster Came to Town: Education Reform in the Early Republic and Atlantic World”

27 March:

Julia Grummitt, Princeton University
“‘Pencilling by the Way’: James Otto Lewis and Treaty-Making in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1825-1828”

10 April:

Kyle Repella, University of Pennsylvania
“‘Friends burying place be of itself from all others’: Quakers, Race, and the Consolidation of a Slave Regime in Colonial Pennsylvania”

24 April:

Nicole Schroeder, University of Virginia
“‘How Lame and Insufficient,’ Medical Education, Clinical Practice, and Charitable Aid in Early Philadelphia”