2011-2012 Newberry Seminar in Early American History and Culture

2011-2012 Seminars

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Early American History and Culture Seminar
Early American History Seminar: Lisa Freeman, University of Illinois at Chicago

“ ‘Awake, Awake’: The Richmond Theater Fire of 1811 and the Renewal of Religiosity in America
Lisa Freeman, University of Illinois at Chicago

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Early American History and Culture Seminar
Early American History Seminar: Gregory Laski, Northwestern University

“The Present-Past: Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Times of Slavery and Democracy
Gregory Laski, Northwestern University

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Early American History and Culture Seminar
Early American History Seminar: Caroline Wiggington, Rutgers University

“Phillis Wheatley and Forgetting to Mourn”
Caroline Wigginton, Rutgers University

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Early American History and Culture Seminar
Early American History Seminar: Jeffrey Sklansky, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Paper Money and the Problem of Circulation in Provincial New England: Natural Law, Natural History, and Political Economy
Jeffrey Sklansky, University of Illinois at Chicago