Upcoming Fireside Chats


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Feb 25

The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States (Book Talk)

Derrick R. Spires, Associate Professor of English, Cornell University
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Mar 4

Surveying Penn’s Map of Governance

Agnès Trouillet, Associate Professor in Political, Economic, Social, Cultural History of the British Isles, Université Paris X Nanterre
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Mar 11

Prophets, Publicists, and Parasites: Antebellum Print Culture and the Rise of the Critic (Book Talk)

Adam Gordon, Associate Professor of English, Whitman College
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Mar 18

Horology in Art

Bob Frishmen, Fellow of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors
Sponsored by the Visual Culture Program
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Mar 25

Is Coral Feminist?: The Coded Meaning of Coral in 19th-century Women’s Writings

Michele Navakas, Associate Professor of English, Miami University of Ohio
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Apr 1

New Books for a New Nation: Jesuit Library Building in 19th Century Chicago

Kyle B. Roberts, Associate Director of Library & Museum Programming, American Philosophical Society
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Apr 8

Aristocratic Education and the Making of the American Republic (Book Talk)

Mark Boonshoft, Assistant Professor of History, Duquesne University
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Apr 15

Steady Sellers and the Problem of Inequality in 19th Century America

Emily Gowen, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, Boston University
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Apr 22

Reimagining Ben Franklin

Chris Kuncio, Creator of Young Ben Franklin
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Apr 29

Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution (Book Talk)

Michael Hattem, Associate Director, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, May 6

American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination (Book Talk)

Amanda Brickell Bellows, Lecturer, The New School
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, May 13

The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States’ First Forgotten Celebrity (Book Talk)

Carolyn Eastman, Associate Professor of History, Virginia Commonwealth University
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, May 20

Cry of Murder on Broadway: Woman’s Ruin and Revenge in Old New York (Book Talk)

Julie Miller, Specialist for Early American History, Library of Congress
Patricia Miller, Author, Bringing Down the Colonel
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, May 27

Liberty and Insanity in the Age of the American Revolution (Book Talk)

Sarah L. Swedberg, Professor of History, Colorado Mesa University
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jun 10

Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Everyday Experience of Revolution (Book Talk)

Donald F. Johnson, Assistant Professor of History, North Dakota State University
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jun 24

Merchants of Medicines: The Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain’s Long Eighteenth Century (Book Talk)

Zachary Dorner, Assistant Clinical Professor, University Honors, University of Maryland, College Park
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 1

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
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 8

The Journal of James A. Brush: The Expedition and Military Operations of General Don Francisco Xavier Mina in Mexico, 1816–1817 (Book Talk)

Karen Racine, Professor of Latin American History, University of Guelph
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 15

Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: African American Children in the Antebellum North (Book Talk)

Crystal Lynn Webster, Assistant Professor of History, University of Texas, San Antonio
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 22

Biddle, Jackson, and a Nation in Turmoil (Book Talk)

Cordelia Frances Biddle, Independent Scholar and Novelist
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jul 29

Liberty Displaying the Arts & Sciences: Abolition and Empire in the Post-Revolution Atlantic World

Emily Casey, Assistant Professor of Art History, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Aug 12

Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America (Book Talk)

Nicole Eustace, Professor of History, New York University
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Aug 19

From Mother Divine to the Corner Swami: Religious Cults in Philadelphia (Book Talk)

Thom Nickels, Author and Journalist
Register


7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Sep 16

American Freethinker: Elihu Palmer and the Struggle for Religious Freedom in the New Nation (Book Talk)

Kirsten Fischer, Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota
Register