Upcoming Fireside Chats

5:00 p.m. | Thursday, Dec 3

Carbon Futures: Cultivating Coal Consumption in the Second Quarter of the 19th Century

Rebecca Szantyr, Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture, Brown University
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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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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jan 14

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, Jan 21

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

Emily Casey, Assistant Professor of Art History, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Feb 4

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

Danielle Skeehan, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College and Conservatory
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Feb 11

A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution (Book Talk)

David Head, Associate Lecturer, Department of History, University of Central Florida
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7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb 17

Body and Soul: A Conversation with Jessica Johnson about Slavery, Gender, and the Atlantic World

A conversation with Sharon Block (UC Irvine), Sasha Turner (Johns Hopkins), and Jessica Marie Johnson, author of Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World (Penn Press, 2020). Hosted by Deirdre Cooper Owens, Director of the Program in African American History.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Apr 22

Live from the Studio with Andrea Krupp

Andrea Krupp, Visual Artist and Conservator at the Library Company of Philadelphia
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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7:00 p.m. | Thursday, Jun 3

Reimagining Ben Franklin

Chris Kuncio, Creator of Young Ben Franklin
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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
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