Providence College Seminar on the History of Early America (PC-SHEA)

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Rhode Island, United States
Subject Fields: 
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Slavery, Atlantic History / Studies, American History / Studies

On behalf of the organizing committee, the Providence College Seminar on the History of Early America (PC-SHEA) is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 schedule. The Seminar will meet in the Ruane Center for the Humanities. Papers will be circulated about one week prior to the seminar. To be added to the distribution list, send request to:

Fall 2022

October 26, 3:00-4:30pm

At the Center of the World:
Urban Life in Seventeenth-Century Mexico City

Dr. Tatiana Seijas, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University


November 16, 4:30-6:00pm

Origins and Obstacles of Practical Abolitionism:
The New Jersey Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery Reconsidered

Dr. Jonathan Sassi, Professor of History, College of Staten Island and CUNY Graduate Center


Spring 2023

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Subjects not Slaves:
Captivity, Human Trafficking, and Imperial Jurisdiction

Dr. Casey Schmitt, Assistant Professor of History, Cornell University


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Just the Right Food and Drink:
The Longevity Industry and Obsession

Dr. Rebecca Brannon, Associate Professor of History, James Madison University

Sponsored by

The Gladys Brooks Foundation

The School of Arts and Sciences

The Department of History & Classics

Latin American and Latina/o Studies

If you are a person with a disability and require an assistive device, service, or other accommodation to participate in the eminar, please contact the Central Reservations Coordinator (401-865-2070; M-F 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.) well in advance of the Seminar.

Contact Info: 

Sharon Ann Murphy

Professor of History

Chair, Department of History and Classics

Providence College