American Origins 2013-2014

Seminar Leader:
Carole Shammas
, University of Southern California

John Brooke, The Ohio State University

"A Rising Tide: Climate, Population and Economy in the Global Late Medieval-Early Modern World 1350-1700"

Monday, September 23, 2013
USC, University Park Campus
Social Sciences Building, SOS 250
4pm-6pm


Douglas Bradburn, The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon

"The Rise of the States: Governance, Order and the Causes of American Independence"

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Huntington Library
Munger Research Library, Seaver 1 & 2
10:30am-12pm (coffee served at 10am)


Alison Games, Georgetown University

"Cohabitation Surinam Style: English Inhabitants in Dutch Surinam after 1667"

Monday, November 4, 2013
USC, University Park Campus
Social Sciences Building, SOS 250
4pm-6pm


Steven W. Hackel, UCR, and Catherine Gudis, UCR

"Public History: Junipero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions Exhibit"

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Huntington Library
Munger Research Library, Seaver 3
9:30am-12pm (coffee served at 9am)


Ruth Wallis Herndon, Bowling Green State University

"What Happened to Old Pat's Children? : Growing Up Poor in Early America"

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Huntington Library
Munger Research Library, Seaver 3
10:30am-12pm (coffee served at 10am)


Richard Samuelson, California State University, San Bernardino

"Resistance is not Feudal: John Adams, Rex v. Corbet, and the Right to Resist"

To receive the pre-circulated readings, please fill out the rsvp form.

Monday, February 10, 2014
USC, University Park Campus
Social Sciences Building, SOS 250
4-6pm


Dissertation Workshop

Nicholas Gliserman, University of Southern California
“Landscapes of War: A Reconsideration of Geopolitics in Northeastern America 1688-1713”

Comment: Stephen Aron, University of California, Los Angeles

Jeffrey Muir, University of California, Irvine
“Fatherhood in Early America”

Comment: Anne S. Lombard, California State University, San Marcos

Samantha Seeley, New York University
“Freedom, Race and Forced Migration in the Early American Republic”

Comment: Rob Harper, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, and Long Term Huntington Fellow

Program

Please fill out the rsvp form by Friday, February 21, 2014 to receive the pre-circulated readings and to be included in the headcount for lunch.

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Huntington Library
Munger Research Library, Seaver 1 & 2
9:30am-12:30pm (coffee served at 9:00am)
Lunch to follow


Kathleen S. Murphy, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

"Asiento Science: Natural History and the British Slave Trade to Spanish America, 1713-1739"

To receive the precirculated reading, please fill out the rsvp form by Monday, April 7, 2014.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Huntington Library
Munger Research Library, Seaver 1 & 2
10:30am-12pm (coffee served at 10am)