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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 23: Maple: The Sugar of Abolitionists’ Ambitions. Dr. Barry L. Stiefel, The College of Charleston

NOVEMBER 2: The Shepard Relations and “Local Religion.” Dr. David D. Hall, Harvard University

FEBRUARY 28: Benevolent Empire: The Great Lisbon Earthquake and Disaster Relief in British North America. Dr. Cynthia A. Kierner, George Mason University 

MARCH 29: Exemplary Women: Female Christian Indian Identity in Anglo-America and Ibero America, 1500-1750. Jessica Criales, Rutgers University 

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