2017-18 schedule for Providence College Seminar on the History of Early America

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October 13, 2017 to May 3, 2018
Rhode Island, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Women's & Gender 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 2017-2018 schedule. The Seminar will meet in the Liberal Arts Seminar Room (room no. 202) in the Ruane Center for the Humanities. Each meeting will begin at 4:30pm and will go until 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided. If you wish to attend, or would like to be added to our mailing list for future meetings, please contact Prof. Sharon Ann Murphy at Sharon.Murphy@providence.edu.

FALL 2017

October 13: Susan Branson, Syracuse University

“Flights of Imagination: The Air Balloon as a Symbol of National Promise”

December 7: Lorri Glover, Saint Louis University

“’An All Accomplished Woman’: Eliza Pinckney in the Age of Revolution”


March 1: Julie Fisher, The George Washington University & the National Parks Service

“What is Roger Williams?”

April 9: George Elliott, Brown University

“Gershom Bulkeley and Alchemical Experimentation in Colonial New England”

May 3: Melissa Morris, Bridgewater State University

“Across the Channel, Across the Atlantic: Anglo-Dutch Collaboration in the Seventeenth Century Americas”


Prof. Edward Andrews, Providence College

Prof. Patrick H. Breen, Providence College

Prof. Sharon Ann Murphy, Providence College

Fr. David Thomas Orique, O.P., Providence College

Prof. Steven Carl Smith, Providence College

Prof. Adrian Weimer, Providence College

The Providence College Seminar on the History of Early America is sponsored by the Gladys Brooks Foundation, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History and Classics, and the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program.

Providence College is a Roman Catholic, four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and is located three hours from New York City and one hour from Boston in a thriving city with a rich cultural heritage. 

Contact Info: 

Prof. Sharon Murphy, Providence College