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

09/26/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
The 'Use of the Globes': Mathematical Geography and Its Cognitive Impact on the Spatial, Social, and Economic Imagination in the Early Republic
Tamara Thornton, SUNY Buffalo




10/10/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Being Seen Like a State: How Americans (and Britons) Built the Constitutional Infrastructure of a Developing Nation
Daniel Hulsebosch, New York University School of Law




11/14/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Elizabeth Ellis, New York University




12/05/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Matthew Dennis, University of Oregon




02/13/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Nicole Eustace, New York University




03/06/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Mark Peterson, UC Berkeley




04/10/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Shauna Sweeney, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture




05/08/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Hidetaka Hirota, City College, CUNY​