2007-2008 Newberry Seminar in Early American History and Culture

2007-2008 Seminars

Thursday, October 18, 2007
Early American History Seminar: Corey Capers, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Practical Blackness: Racial Publicity, Satire and the Terms of Order in the Early Republic North”
Corey Capers, University of Illinois at Chicago

Thursday, November 29, 2007
Early American History Seminar: Scott Stevens, State University of New York at Buffalo

“Figuring the Great Chiefs: Iroquois Portraiture from Verelst to Catlin”
Scott Stevens, State University of New York at Buffalo

Thursday, January 17, 2008
Early American History Seminar: John Donoghue, Loyola University Chicago

“Abolition’s Origins: The Politics of Emancipation in the Atlantic World of the English Revolution”
John Donoghue, Loyola University Chicago

Thursday, February 21, 2008
Early American History Seminar: Shannon Dawdy, University of Chicago

“ ‘First you make a roux… with bear fat’: Cooking, Eating, and Colonial Identity in French Louisiana”
Shannon Dawdy, University of Chicago

Thursday, March 13, 2008
Early American History Seminar: Angela Keysor, University of Iowa

“Down But Not Out: Poverty in a Time of Scarcity Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1730–1820”
Angela Keysor, University of Iowa

Thursday, May 15, 2008
Early American History Seminar: Katy Chiles, Northwestern University

“’Of our own colar’: Racing Native Alliances in Hendrick Aupaumut’s ‘Short Narration’”
Katy Chiles, Northwestern University

Thursday, June 5, 2008
Early American History Seminar: Justine Murison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Apes, Frogs, and Dogs: The Physiology of Democracy in Early Nineteenth-Century American Culture”
Justine Murison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign