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

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October 16, 2019
Rhode Island, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Native 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 2019-2020 schedule. The Seminar will meet in the Ruane Center for the Humanities. Papers will be circulated about one week prior to the seminar. 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 to receive copies of the papers and future seminar announcements, please contact Prof. Sharon Ann Murphy at



FALL 2019


October 16: Joseph Slaughter, Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Chamberlain Fellow at Wesleyan University

“Communal Capitalism in the Early Republic: Rapp & Associates and the Harmony Society”



SPRING 2020 (final dates TBA)


Kathryn Lasdow, Assistant Professor of History, Suffolk University

“‘Yellow Fever Begins Near the Water’: Epidemics, Spot Maps, and Working-Class Reform in Early American Cities”


Bryan Rindfleisch, Assistant Professor of History, Marquette University

“From Creek (Mvskoke) to Cherokee (Tsalagi): The Entangled Histories of Native America, 1600-1800”


Tatiana Seijas, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University

“Global Mexico City in the Seventeenth Century”



Dr. Edward Andrews

Dr. Patrick H. Breen

Dr. Sharon Ann Murphy

Fr. David Thomas Orique, O.P.

Dr. Steven Carl Smith

Dr. Adrian Weimer


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.