Lenses and Contacts: Framing Early America McNeil Center Biennial Graduate Student Conference
Philadelphia, 5–7 October 2017
This conference will focus on established historiographical frameworks and new directions. Papers could address topics including but not limited to: spatial lenses, including Atlantic, continental, global, and local; people, places, and ideas on the margins; histories from above and below; perspectives on race, class, gender, and sexuality in early America; ways of knowing, including religion, environmental, scientific, and medical histories; networks & crossings Graduate students in any relevant discipline are invited to submit proposals, which should include a 250-word prospectus and a one-page curriculum vitae together in one pdf document labeled with the applicant’s last name. Please include your name, your paper title, your institutional affiliation, and your email address at the top of the first page of the proposal. Conference presentations will be limited to twenty minutes. Participants will receive some financial support for travel and lodging expenses. Applicants should e-mail their proposals by 15 March 2017 to email@example.com. Decisions will be announced in late May 2017.
The Graduate History Program at Rutgers-Camden announces its Lees Seminars for 2016-2017, where scholars present cutting-edge research in progress through pre-circulated papers. Seminars open with an author’s introduction and a formal comment, followed by discussion and light refreshments. This series is supported by an endowment gift from Professor Andrew Lees.
Each seminar is followed by snacks and a social hour. Let us know if you plan to come so we can have adequate refreshments. Maps and directions are available on the Rutgers-Camden site.
If you are planning to attend a session, email Professor Nick Kapur (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least one week in advance. Unless otherwise noted, the Lees Seminar is held in the first floor seminar room of 429 Cooper Street.
February 3, 2017 (Friday), 3:00-5:00 p.m.
To Repair Whose Broken Fortune?: Problem Portraits, Snuff Politics, and the Search for the Historical Cosby (Joint Rutgers-Camden/McNeil Center Seminar) WAYNE BODLE, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Location: Faculty Lounge, Third Floor, Armitage Hall
March 10, 2017 (Friday), 4:00-6:00 p.m.“The Whig Party at Prayer: Anglicanism and the Politics of Toleration”
NOAH McCORMACK, Harvard University Commentator: Catherine L. Chou, Postdoctoral Fellow, Villanova University
April 7, 2017 (Friday), 4:00-6:00 p.m.“The Missing Women of the Warrior House in Medieval Japan”
DAVID SPAFFORD, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Commentator: Amy Stanley, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University
Congratulations to Matt White who has been accepted, with funding, into the Ph.D. program in history at Ohio State University.
Reminder Days, organized to remind the public of the basic rights of citizenship designed to homosexual individuals began in Philadelphia in 1965. Read about them in Alaina Norland’s entry in the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia