PEAES Past Seminars

2012/2013 Seminar

March 15, 2013

Hannah Farber, University of California, Berkeley, PEAES Dissertation Fellow and MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellow, “Republics of Capital: Marine Insurance Companies and the Body Politic, 1792-1815.”

January 25, 2013

Ariel Ron, PEAES Post-Doctoral Fellow for 2012-13 “From Social Movement to Political Lobby: Agricultural Reform and the Antebellum Party System.”

2011/2012 Seminar

February 24, 2012

Joseph M. Adelman, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, American Antiquarian Society, “Extracts from some Rebel Papers”: Patriots, Loyalists, and the Perils of Wartime Printing

2010/2011 Seminar

April 1, 2011

Katherine Arner, A Creole Complex: Yellow Fever, the Atlantic World and the Formation of Early Republican Medical Culture

2008/2009 Seminar

February 20, 2009

Gautham Rao, Rutgers University, 2009 PEAES Post-Doctoral Fellow, “The Production of Authority: Regulating the Market in the Age of Jefferson”

November 6, 2008

Michelle Craig McDonald, PEAES 2008 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of History, Stockton College, “Coffee’s Creole: Post-Revolutionary Patterns of Trade.”

With comments by Jane Merritt, Old Dominion University, and Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, University of California-Davis

2007/2008 Seminar

April 4, 2008

Jeffery Kaja, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan, PEAES Post-doctoral Fellow, “Shewing the Course”: Defining the Role of Public Highways in Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1800.”

2006/2007 Seminar

November 30, 2007

Dr. Jonathan Chu, PEAES Post-doctoral Fellow, “Reorienting American Trade: The Origins of the China Trade and the Development Of A National Investment Community.

February 16, 2007

Candice Harrison, PEAES Dissertation Fellow and McNeil Center Fellow, “A
Jack of All Spades: The Public Market in Revolutionary Philadelphia.”

October 13, 2006

Jessica Lepler, PEAES Dissertation Fellow, “‘In the Name of the Merchants of New York and the People of the United States’ : Harnessing the Power of the Panic of 1837”

2005/2006 Seminar

March 31, 2006

Rohit T. Aggarwala, PEAES Post-Doctoral Fellow, ” ’To be soon the metropolis of all the continent’: the origins of the Philadelphia- New York rivalry, 1681-1781.”

January 2006

James Fichter, PEAES Resident Dissertation Fellow, “Dreams of Avarice: the First Generation of American Millionaires, 1792-1802.”

2004/2005 Seminar

November 11, 2005

Francois Furstenberg, University of Montreal and PEAES Post-Doctoral Fellow, “French Émigrés to Philadelphia: The French Atlantic World and the Political, Social, and Economic Development of the Early U.S. Republic, 1789-1803.”

November 19, 2004

Brian Luskey, PEAES Post-doctoral Fellow, “Manliness and Respectability: White-Collar Workers in Antebellum America.” June 3, 2004 Brian Schoen, PEAES Advanced Research Fellow, “Free Trade and Unfree Labor: Cotton and the Transformation of Early National Economic Thought”

2003/2004 Seminar

November 14, 2003

Linzy Brekke, Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University and PEAES Dissertation Fellow, “The Scourge of Fashion”: Clothing and Cultural Anxiety in the Political Economy of the Early Republic, 1783-1800″

2002/2003 Seminar Series

April 25, 2003

Jane Merritt, Old Dominion University, “Tea Traders and the Ambivalent American Moral Economy.” Michelle Craig, University of Michigan, “The Coffeehouse Debates: Platforms for Philadelphia’s Revolutionary Protest.”

2001/2002 Seminar Series

August 8, 2002

Stephen A. Mihm, New York University, “Making Money: Bank Notes, Counterfeiting, and Confidence, 1789-1877.”

April 5, 2002

Shawn Kimmel, University of Michigan and PEAES Dissertation Fellow, “Sentimental Police in the Political Economy of Mathew Carey’s Philanthropies”

March 22, 2002

Adrienne Hood, University of Toronto, “Quakers as Consumers: Museum Collections, Material Culture, and Early American History”
–Co-sponsored with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Temple University Seminar on Social History and Theory, and Temple University’s Women’s Studies Program.

November 30, 2001

Seth Rockman, Occidental College and PEAES Advanced Research Fellow, “Unsteady Labor in Unsteady Times: Urban Workers at the Forefront of Early Republic Capitalism”

2000/2001 Series

October 27

Kate Carté, University of Wisconsin-Madison and PEAES Dissertation Fellow, “The Strangers’ Store: Religion and Retail in Moravian Bethlehem, 1753-1775”

December 1

Winifred Rothenberg, Tufts University, “Mortgage Credit as a Process of Rural Capital Formation in Colonial Massachusetts: Middlesex County, 1642-1776”

March 9

Donna Rilling, SUNY Stony Brook and PEAES Advanced Research Fellow, “In Defense of Polluting the Nineteenth-Century Metropolis”

1999/2000 Series

September 28

David Hancock, University of Michigan and Library Company Fellow, “The Atlantic World of a Backcountry Merchant”

November 16

Sarah Kidd, University of Missouri, “‘To be harassed by my creditors is a fate worse than death . .’:Implications of the Panic of 1819”

January 19

Jamie Bronstein, New Mexico State University, “Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured Workers in Early 19th-Century America and Britain”

March 22

Sean Adams, University of Central Florida and PEAES Advanced Research Fellow, “Richmond’s Pits vs. The Commonwealth’s Fuel: Economic Competition in the Early American Coal Trade”

May 17

Andrew O’Shaughnessy, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, “The Other Road to Yorktown: St. Eustatius and Illicit Trade in the British Caribbean during the Revolutionary War”