Upcoming Fireside Chats

7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 2

Lawyers in Early American Cities: Loyalists as Clients

Sally Hadden, Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies, Western Michigan University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 9

Writing Across the Color Line (Book Talk)

Lucas A. Dietrich, Adjunct Professor of Humanities, Lesley University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 16

How Parson Weems Remade George Washington—and Made the Nineteenth Century

Steven Bullock, Professor of History, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 23

America’s First Celebrity Preacher and How He Perfected the Protestant Art of Talking about Yourself

Seth Perry, Associate Professor of Religion at Princeton University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 30

Elizabeth Powel and the Founding of the Republic

Samantha Snyder, Reference Librarian, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
Kayla Anthony, Executive Director, Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Aug 6

The Fabric of Empire: Material and Literary Cultures of the Global Atlantic, 1650- 1850 (Book Preview)

Danielle Skeehan, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College and Conservatory
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Aug 13

Slave Revolt and the Practices of Containment

Cameron Seglias, Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Aug 20

The Mysteries of the “Lost Colony” and the Iroquois Confederacy

Arwin D. Smallwood, Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Aug 27

William Penn’s Letter to the King of the Lenape: A Choral Work

Jeff Thomas, Philadelphia Composer and Producer, Stride10Nine Studio
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Sep 3

The Making of “Civil War Medicine”

Carole Adrienne Murphy, CEO/Producer, JAMCOFilms
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Sep 10

Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic (Book Talk)

Ariel Ron, Glenn M. Linden Assistant Professor of the U.S. Civil War Era, Southern Methodist University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Sep 17

Eighteenth-Century Seeds & the Case for Greening Book History

Maria Zytaruk, Associate Professor of English, University of Calgary
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Sep 24

William Paterson and the Afterlives of the Patriot Opposition, 1740-1762

Zach Bates, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Calgary
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Oct 1

The Hymnal: A Reading History (Book Talk)

Christoper N. Phillips, Professor of English, Lafayette College
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Oct 8

Female Husbands: A Trans History (Book Talk)

Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Amherst College
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Oct 15

Plum Pudding and Spartans Brave: The Pamphlet War Over the Paxton Massacre

John Smolenski, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Davis
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Oct 22

Crying the News: A History of America’s Newsboys (Book Talk)

Vincent DiGirolamo, Assistant Professor of History, Baruch College
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Oct 29

Cultivated by Hand: Amateur Musicians in the Early American Republic (Book Talk)

Glenda Goodman, Assistant Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Nov 5

When Novels Were Books (Book Talk)

Jordan Alexander Stein, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Fordham University
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Nov 12

Art & Spectacle in the 19th-Century United States (Session 1)

Erin Pauwels, Assistant Professor of American Art, Temple University and Erika Piola, Curator of Graphic arts and Director of the Visual Culture Program, Library Company of Philadelphia
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Nov 19

Art & Spectacle in the 19th-Century United States (Session 2)

Erin Pauwels, Assistant Professor of American Art, Temple University and Erika Piola, Curator of Graphic arts and Director of the Visual Culture Program, Library Company of Philadelphia
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Dec 10

The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North (Book Talk)

Emily Pawley, Associate Professor of History, Dickinson College
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Dec 17

Cuisine and National Identity in the Early Republic

Peter Mabli, Project Director of Online Programs, American Social History Productions, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York
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