THE PAST AND FUTURE OF EARLY AMERICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY: NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia
April 20-21, 2001
The inaugural conference of the Program in Early American Economy and Society is only a few weeks away (April 20-21, 2001). This conference will be of special interest to all faculty and graduate students with an interest in early America. The conference program is exceptionally rich. Both junior and senior scholars will assess current and past work in important areas of early American economic history. They include Doron Ben-Atar, Terry Bouton, Paul Clemens, Peter Coclanis, Richard Dunn, Daniel Dupre, Jonathan Earle, S. Max Edelson, Marc Egnal, Stanley Engerman, Kevin Gannon, Brian Greenberg, David Hancock, Brooke Hunter, Laura Kamoie, John Larson, John Majewski, John McCusker, Russell Menard, R. C. Nash, Daniel Richter, Donna Rilling, Seth Rockman, Richard Sylla, Christopher Tomlins, David Waldstreicher, Lorena Walsh, Kirsten Wood, and Robert E. Wright.
All conference sessions will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Warwick Hotel and Towers, 1701 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Papers prepared by panelists will not be read at the sessions. Brief opening remarks and brief comments to summarize the written contributions will be made, followed by moderated audience discussion. Everyone planning to attend the conference is asked to register and urged to read the papers in advance of the conference; papers will be posted on the conference website. In addition, a full list of participants and the titles of their papers is now on the conference website, and anyone may register from the final page of this site: http://www.librarycompany.org/, beginning about March 1, 2001.
Registration is free and open to all, and a limited number of stipends of $100 will be given to graduate students who live more than 30 miles from Philadelphia. Conference activities include a walking tour of Philadelphia's early economic history and a subscription dinner on Friday April 20, 2001. The deadline to apply for graduate student travel stipends and register for the subscription dinner and walking tour is March 1, 2001.
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