Early American History Seminar

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The Private Jefferson

Explore Jefferson’s complexity through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.

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Call for Papers 2016:  Deadline: March 15, 2016

The Boston Area Seminar in Early American History invites proposals for sessions in its 2016-2017 series. The Seminar’s steering committee welcomes suggestions for papers dealing with all aspects of American history and culture from the era of first contact to the Civil War. Programs are not confined to Massachusetts topics, nor are they limited to the research of historians. For more information, view the CFP

 

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The Boston Area Early American History Seminar provides a forum for local scholars as well as members of the general public to discuss all aspects of North American history and culture from the first English colonization to the Civil War. Six to eight sessions take place annually during the academic year. Programs are not confined to Massachusetts topics, and most focus on works in progress.

Seminar meetings revolve around the discussion of a precirculated paper. Sessions open with remarks from the essayist and an assigned commentator, after which the discussion is opened to the floor. After each session, the Society serves a light buffet supper.

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Early American History Seminar Sound Believers: Rhyme and Right Belief 2 February 2016.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM RSVP required Wendy Roberts, University at Albany, SUNY Comment: Stephen A. Marini, Wellesley College This essay examines the connection between poetry and evangelicalism in the eighteenth and early ...

This essay examines the connection between poetry and evangelicalism in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It argues that the far-reaching social transformations precipitated by evangelical awakenings depended upon the development of revival poetry. Studying both the first and second “Great Awakenings,” the work explores how both ministers and lay people helped to create a distinct style of Christian poetry.

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Early American History Seminar Sound Believers: Rhyme and Right Belief Please RSVP  Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required. 2 February 2016.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Wendy Roberts, University at Albany, SUNY Comment: Stephen A. Marini, Wellesley College

This essay examines the connection between poetry and evangelicalism in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It argues that the far-reaching social transformations precipitated by evangelical awakenings depended upon the development of revival poetry. Studying both the first and second “Great Awakenings,” the work explores how both ministers and lay people helped to create a distinct style of Christian poetry.

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