Early American Seminars at Ohio State, 2017-2018

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This year the Ohio Seminar will be offering seminars in its traditional format, and in association with the Modern American Program and the Center for Historical Research Program in “Revolutions.”   We welcome all faculty and students with an interest in early American studies, and also in the broader interest in wider comparative topics that this working group is developing.   Graduate students in Early American History are strongly urged to attend.


Joint Early and Modern American Seminar:

Sept. 1: Staunton Lynd, Attorney, Independent Scholar

Unresolved Issues in "People's History."

168 Dulles Hall, Department of History, Ohio State, 230 Annie and John Glenn Way


The “Joint Early and Modern American Seminar” is a new initiative: an occasional combined meeting of the American history seminars when the presentation is of consequence to the entire American field.


Ohio Seminar in Early American History:

Oct 27: Jason Phillips, University of West Virginia

"John Brown's Pikes: Assembling the Future in Antebellum America."

3:00-4:30PM            168 Dulles Hall


Center for Historical Research and the Ohio Seminar in Early American History:

Nov. 3: Robert Parkinson, Binghamton University:

Slavery and American Revolution

3:00-4:30PM            168 Dulles Hall


Ohio Seminar in Early American History:

Feb. 23: Christina Snyder, Penn State University: 

Slavery after the Civil War: The Slow Death and Many Afterlives of Bondage​

3:00-4:30PM            168 Dulles Hall


Ohio Seminar in Early American History:

April 6: Sarah Kinkel, Ohio University

"The Royal Navy and Imperial State-Building in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic

3:00-4:30PM            168 Dulles Hall

The papers for the 2017-2018 seminars will be available in PDF format via the local list-serve two weeks prior to each meeting, and a limited number of copies of the papers will be available at the department front desk in 106 Dulles Hall. We will continue our tradition of a "Dutch-treat" dinner following the seminar, open to all, at a restaurant of the presenter's choosing!!   Further details will be distributed prior to each seminar.  Anyone with questions regarding these sessions should contact John Brooke.  Brooke.10@osu.edu