Seminars

  • Founded
    1966
  • Seminar Number
    491

This seminar is a forum for scholarly conversations and works-in-progress on early American history, broadly defined. It seeks both to support scholarship on the Anglo-American colonies and the early United States (pre-Civil War), and to situate these political entities within broader frameworks (e.g. global history, early modern history, the Age of Revolution, hemispheric history, and the Atlantic World). The seminar aims to involve a wide range of historians (including specialists in Native American history, Caribbean history, and Latin American history) in this discussion about early America. Scholars of literature, religion, slavery and African diaspora, Native American studies, anthropology, sociology, and related fields are also encouraged to attend.

Seminar Website


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

Professor Andrew Lipman
alipman@barnard.edu

Rapporteur
Yoav Hamdani
yh2797@columbia.edu


All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020-2021 academic year. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule

02/09/2021 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
The Oldest South
Caroline Winterer, Stanford University




03/09/2021 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
Creating a Fashion for Slavery in the Stuart Court(s)
Holly Brewer, University of Maryland




04/13/2021 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
AN “INFINITY OF INDIANS”: CONTEXTUALIZING CHANGES IN INDIAN SLAVERY
Linford Fisher, Brown University




05/11/2021 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
Commerce, Credit, and Land: How Monopoly Imperiled America from the Treaty of Utrecht to the Civil War…And Beyond
Richard John, Columbia University