The History Department at Rutgers-Camden announces its Lees Seminar for 2018-2019, where scholars present cutting-edge research in progress through pre-circulated papers. Seminars open with an author’s introduction and a formal comment, followed by discussion and light refreshments. This series is supported by an endowment gift from Professor Andrew Lees.
If you are planning to attend a session, email Professor Emily Marker, firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance. Unless otherwise noted, the Lees Seminar is held in the first floor seminar room of 429 Cooper Street. Maps and directions are available on the Rutgers-Camden site.
2018-2019 Seminar Schedule
October 5, 2018, (Friday) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
“Citizen Technologies: The U.S. Post Office and the Transformation of Early American Literature” (Joint Rutgers-Camden/McNeil Center Seminar)
CHRISTY POTTROFF, Assistant Professor of English, Merrimack College
Location: Faculty Lounge, Armitage Hall, 3rd Floor
November 16, 2018 (Friday) 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
“Capital Colony: The Project of the Third World in Washington, D.C., 1960-1980”
ANDREW FRIEDMAN, Associate Professor of History, Haverford College
Commentator: Penny Von Eschen, Professor of History and William R. Kenan Professor of American Studies, University of Virginia
February 1, 2019 (Friday) 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
“Vagrants, Thieves, and Unruly Children: Delinquency and Discourses of Childhood in Colonial Senegal, 1888-1928”
KELLY DUKE BRYANT, Associate Professor of History, Rowan University
Commentator: Owen White, Associate Professor of History, University of Delaware
March 1, 2019 (Friday) 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
“Experiencing Slavery in the Ceded Islands, 1763-1773”
TESSA MURPHY, Assistant Professor of History, Syracuse University
Commentator: Roderick McDonald, Professor of History, Rider University
April 26, 2019 (Friday) 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
“À la militaire: Dressing Civilians for the Civil War”
SARAH WEICKSEL, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Wolf Center for the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania
Commentator: Zara Anishanslin, Associate Professor of History and Art History, University of Delaware