6 December 2011, 5:15 p.m.
Abigail Chandler, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and Ruth Wallis Herndon, Bowling Green State University
Panel Discussion on Colonial Family Law
Comment: Cornelia Hughes Dayton, University of Connecticut
Chandler's faculty page has bare details, but her thesis is online and looks very interesting: Herndon's faculty page lists several interesting books and projects:
- Unwelcome Americans: Living on the Margin in Early New England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001)
- Children Bound to Labor: Pauper Apprenticeship in Early America (Cornell University Press, 2009), co-edited with John E. Murray
- "collaborating with Dr. Ella Wilcox Sekatau, medicine woman, ethnohistorian and genealogist of the Narragansett Tribe, on a project to re-tell New England history using both Euro-American and Narragansett sources"
- "Children of Misfortune: The Fates of Boston’s Poor Apprentices," a study that traces the lives of children bound out from the Boston almshouse in the eighteenth century
6 March 2012, 5:15 p.m.
Karin Wulf, College of William and Mary
Ancestry as Social Practice in Eighteenth-Century New England: The Origins of Early Republic Genealogical Vogue
Comment: Laurel Ulrich, Harvard University
Wulf's faculty page lists several interesting books and projects:
- Milcah Martha Moore’s Book: A Commonplace Book from Revolutionary America (Penn State, 1997), with Catherine Blecki
- The Diary of Hannah Callender, 1758-1788 (forthcoming), with Susan Klepp
- Not All Wives: Women of Colonial Philadelphia (Cornell University Press, 2000)
- a study of the relationship between genealogical practices and political culture: “Lineage: The Politics and Poetics of Genealogy in British America, 1680-1820”
Thanks to Legal History Blog for a heads up on the seminar
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