The Lees History Seminars – Eighth Series
The Graduate History Program at Rutgers-Camden announces its Lees Seminars for spring 2014, where scholars present work-in-progress through pre-circulated papers. Seminars open with an author’s introduction and a formal comment, followed by discussion and light refreshments. We gratefully acknowledge an endowment gift from Professor Andrew Lees, which helps support this series.
- On Friday, February 28 at 3:00 pm (NB not the usual 5:00 pm), in the 3rd Floor Armitage Faculty Lounge, Edward Pompeian, College of William and Mary and 2011–2012 Advisory Council Fellow, will speak on “Calculating the Cost of Freedom: The United States and the Independence of Spanish America, 1797-1824.” This meeting of the Lees Seminar is jointly sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies of the University of Pennsylvania.
- On Friday, March 7 at 5:00 pm, in the first-floor conference room #107 at 429 Cooper St., Rutgers-Camden’s Wendy Woloson will be speaking on “Gimcracks, Gewgaws, and What-Nots: Cheap Stuff in the Nineteenth Century.” Professor Arwen Mohun of the University of Delaware will comment.
- On Friday, April 18 at 5:00 pm, in the first-floor conference room #107 at 429 Cooper St., Rutgers-Camden’s Susan Mokhberi will be speaking; commentator TBA.
Each seminar is followed by snacks and a social hour. Please let us know if you plan to come so we can have adequate refreshments. Maps and directions are available at the RU-Camden website: How to Get to Rutgers-Camden.