American Origins

Seminar Leader:
Carole Shammas, University of Southern California


Nathalie Caron

"Literary Aspects of Franco-American Relations in the Early Years of the Republic: The Jefferson-Barlow
Translation of Volney's Ruines (Paris, 1802)"

Monday, September 19, 2011
USC, University Park Campus
SOS 250 4-6pm
Please email emsi@usc.edu for information about parking for this event.

Kate Fawver, CSU Dominguez Hills

"Neolocality and Household Structure in Early America"

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Huntington Library
Seaver Classroom #3, 10:30am-12pm

Celebration of Roy Ritchie

Friday-Saturday, November 11-12, 2011
Huntington Library
Friends' Hall

For more information, open the event flyer.

Jonathan Eacott, UC Riverside

"In an Imperial Orbit: The Rise of American Trade to India, 1784-1796"

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Huntington Library
Seaver Classroom #3, 10:30am-12 noon

Michael Block, USC

"American Seal Hunters in the Pacific, 1790-1810"

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Huntington Library
Trustees' Room, 10:30am-12noon

Presenting Slavery: A Study in Public History

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Huntington Library
Seaver Classroom 1 & 2, 10:30am

Ann Lindsay

University of Central Florida 
   
"Slavery can be found outside: Race, Memory, and Residential Interpretation"

Michael Quinn

James Madison's Montpeller
"At home with James Madison: the Father of the Constitution as Slaveowner"

Catherine Allgor,
UCR
Moderator

Jennifer Morgan, NYU

"'Other Merchandises:' Ideology, Commodity and the African Trades in the 17th Century"

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
USC, University Park Campus
SOS 250, 4-6pm

Please email emsi@usc.edu for information about parking for this event.

Amy Turner Bushnell, Independent Scholar

"Freedom from Want: The Quest for Food Security in the Americas before the Columbian Exchange"

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Huntington Library
Seaver Classroom 3, 10:30am-12noon

Jack P. Greene, John Hopkins University

"Britain and the American Revolution: A Reconsideration"

Monday, March 26, 2012
USC, University Park Campus
SOS 250, 4-6pm
Please email emsi@usc.edu for information about parking for this event.

Bianca Premo, Florida International University

"The Enlightenment in the Spanish Empire: Possession, Position, Period"

Friday, April 20, 2012
USC, University Park Campus
SOS 250, 12noon-2pm

Please rsvp to emsi@usc.edu by Monday, April 16, 2012 in order to reserve lunch and/or parking.


Co-Sponsored with the Colonial Latin America Seminar

Past Events


Please contact Carole Shammas at shammas@usc.edu to be put on list for American Origins announcements and papers.  Those already on the list should contact Carolyn Powell at cpowell@huntington.org to receive pre-circulated papers.