3rd annual graduate student conference co-sponsored by Boston University's American and News England Studies Program and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.
Professor Michael Kammen of Cornell will deliver the keynote address, "Defining, Refining, and Redesigning the Federal Era in American Culture." Graduate students from a variety of disciplines and universities will present papers on the political, artistic, material, and intellectual impact of such Federal figures as Dolley Madison, Washington Allston, Timothy Dwight, the Peale family, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and Harrison Gray Otis. Other papers explore gentility on the frontier, music in New Hampshire, and the Friendly Club of New York City. Panel titles include, "Mansions and Music: Regional Cultural Expressions," Tension and Treason: Politics in the Early Republic," and "Re-Examining Cultural Beginnings."
Conference begins Friday, April 7 at 5:45 at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square and continues Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at BU's School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Ave.
Free and open to the public, but space is limited so please call for reservations and more information.
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