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


Chair
Professor John Dixon
john.dixon@csi.cuny.edu

Rapporteur
Sarah Pearlman Shapiro
slp2156@columbia.edu


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


Welcome

Meetings

09/13/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Beyond the Rebirth of the Revolution: Coming to Terms with Coming of Age
Professor Michael Zuckerman, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract




10/18/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Poor Richard’s Climate: Body, Comfort, and Conservation in the Little Ice Age
Professor Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University




11/15/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
"Ancients, Moderns, and Africans: Phillis Wheatley and the Politics of Empire and Slavery in the American Revolution
Professor David Waldstreicher, CUNY Graduate Center




12/13/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
The Poison Plot: Life Replicates Literature (Or the Other Way Around)
Professor Elaine Forman Crane, Fordham University




02/14/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Professor Richard John, Columbia University




03/07/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
The Nature of Representation in New Spain
Professor Jaime E. Rodríguez Ordóñez, University of California, Irvine




04/11/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
A History of Violence: The Harpe Murders and the Legacies of the American Revolution
Professor Katherine Grandjean, Wellesley College




05/09/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

Professor Ned Landsman, SUNY Stony Brook