Upcoming Fireside Chats


12aug7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America (Book Talk)

19aug7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: From Mother Divine to the Corner Swami: Religious Cults in Philadelphia (Book Talk)


09sep7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the Early Republic (Book Talk)

30sep7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: To Her Credit: Women, Finance, and the Law in Eighteenth-Century New England Cities (Book Talk)


28oct7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America (Book Talk)


04nov7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600-1870 (Book Talk)

11nov7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Harnessing Harmony: Music, Power, and Politics in the United States, 1788-1865 (Book Talk)


02dec7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Navigating Neutrality: Early American Governance in the Turbulent Atlantic (Book Talk)

09dec7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: Historians’ Methods and Philadelphia’s Nativist Riots

16dec7:00 pm8:00 pmFireside Chat: The Origins of an Archive: Enslavers and the Geopolitics of Knowledge Production in an Age of Abolition


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09feb5:30 pm7:00 pmFireside Chat: American Freethinker: Elihu Palmer and the Struggle for Religious Freedom in the New Nation (Book Talk)

15feb5:30 pm6:30 pmFireside Chat: The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America, From the Revolution to the Civil War (Book Talk)