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Providence College Seminar on the History of Early America

Established in 2017, the Providence College Seminar on the History of Early America meets several times a year to discuss pre-circulated works in progress, including chapters of doctoral dissertations, book projects, and article drafts on any aspect of early American history, including work that explores developments in Latin America and the broader Atlantic world. The Seminar is organized by Professors Steven Carl Smith, Sharon Ann Murphy, Edward E. Andrews, Adrian Chastain Weimer, Patrick H. Breen, and Fr. David Thomas Orique, O.P.
PC-SHEA traditionally meets in the Ruane Center for the Humanities on the campus of Providence College and is attended by Senior and Junior faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students from PC and the surrounding southern New England region.
PC-SHEA is supported by a generous grant from the Gladys Brooks Foundation in addition to the Department of History & Classics, the School of Arts & Sciences, and the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program.

OCTOBER 16: Communal Capitalism in the Early Republic: Rapp & Associates and the Harmony Society. Dr. Joseph Slaughter, Wesleyan University

FEBRUARY 19: “Yellow Fever Begins Near the Water”: Epidemics, Spot Maps, and Working-Class Reform in Early American Cities. Dr. Kathryn Lasdow, Suffolk University

APRIL 22: From Creek (Mvshoke) to Cherokee (Tsalagi): The Entangled Histories of Native America, 1600-1800. Dr. Bryan Rindfleisch, Marquette University

MAY 6: Global Mexico City in the Seventeenth Century. Dr. Tatiana Seijas, Rutgers University

The Seminar will meet from 4:30-6pm in the Ruane Center for the Humanities.