Early American History and Culture

  • Founded
    1966
  • Seminar Number
    491

This seminar explores a variety of topics each year from the founding of the European colonies in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, until the demise of the Revolutionary generation in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. The program tries to strike a balance between presentations by established scholars in the field and younger people who are just getting established. It also tries to do justice to the broad interests of colonial specialists, ranging from traditional political and constitutional themes through newer interests in demography, gender, race, and highly refined methodologies. Although the focus of the seminar has primarily been historical, participation by scholars in literature, religion, and other fields is increasingly encouraged.

Seminar Website


Co-Chairs
Professor John Dixon
john.dixon@csi.cuny.edu

Professor Hannah Farber
haf2126@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Yoav Hamdani
yh2797@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/11/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Mark Hanna, University of California, San Diego




10/09/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Panel: Who Should Rule at Home?
Patricia Bonomi, New York University

John Dixon, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Joyce Goodfriend, University of Denver


11/13/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Farmers in the Nation: The Beginnings of Agrarian Writing in America
Richard Bushman, Columbia University




12/11/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Along a Wild Coast: Negotiating Water and Land at Guayana in the Seventeenth Century
Susanah Shaw Romney, New York University




02/12/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Marcela Echeverri, Yale University




03/05/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Mary Beth Norton, American Historical Association and Cornell University




04/02/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Gautham Rao, American University




04/30/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Mary Sarah Bilder, Boston College