The Georgetown Workshop on Nineteenth-Century U.S. History, co-directed by Adam Rothman and Chandra Manning, offers a forum where exciting new work gets aired for the first time. Organized under the auspices of the Georgetown Institute for Global History, the Workshop's goal is to create a vibrant intellectual community in the Washington, DC area for scholars working in all aspects of U.S. History across the 19th century.
For each session, a presenter pre-circulates an original, unpublished essay based on his or her current research for attendees (scholars and graduate students based in or who happen to be visiting the D.C. area) to read in advance. Each session begins with the author offering brief remarks on the paper, and the remainder of the 90 minute session will consists of interaction between author and audience. Graduate students are especially encouraged to attend, and to apply to present their work in future years. The 90 minute session will be followed by a reception.
If you would like to attend a session, please RSVP to the History Department, so that you may receive your advance copy of the paper. You can do by e-mailing Amy Hays at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be removed from this listserv please e-mail Amy Hays @email@example.com. Please pass on this announcement to any of your graduates who you believe would be interested in attending as well.
ITINERARY FOR THE 2008-2009 GEORGETOWN WORKSHOP IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY U.S. HISTORY:
Fall Sessions Held at the Berkley Center Conference Room, 3307 M Street NW Suite 200
October 20, 4:30 p.m. ROSEMARIE ZAGARRI, George Mason University
"Pious Flames: American Perceptions of Sati in the Early American Republic."
November 17, 4:30 p.m. ELIZABETH LEONARD, Colby College
"Doing the Nation's Work: Postwar Black Regulars and the Fort Davis Experience."
Spring Sessions Held at the Mortara Center, 3600 N Street Street NW
March 20, 4:30 p.m. JAMES OAKES, City University of New York
April 27, 4:30 p.m. AARON SACHS, Cornell University
"Arcadian America: Landscapes of Life and Death in 19th-Century Culture"
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