Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

English Atlantic Writing Group

2016-2017 Schedule

Meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month during the academic year. The Red Lion Pub, 2446 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Park (not to be confused with the Red Lion, Lincoln Square) will be our host. Please contact Peter Kotowski (pkotowski@luc.edu) for copies of the papers or with any questions. 

October 19th: Charles Foy, Eastern Illinois University, “African Antecedents of American Maritime Culture.”

November 17th: Steven Pincus, Yale University, "Political Economy, Slavery, Patriot Politics and the War of Jenkins Ear​."

December 7th: Scott Sowerby, Northwestern University, “Martial Tolerance: Catholics and Protestants in the Royalist Armies of the English Civil War, 1642-1646.”

February 1st: Kelly Schmidt, Loyola University Chicago, "Without Slaves and Without Assasins: Transnational Jesuits and the Challenges of Race and Slavery in Antebellum Cincinnati."

March 1st: Kristin Condotta Lee, Tulane University, “Consuming Bodies in Irish New Orleans, 1769-1820.”

April 12th: Bryan Rindfleisch, Marquette University, “’Possessed of the most Extensive Trade, Connexions, and Influence’: George Galphin and the Power of Intimacy in Early America.”

May 3rd: Nathan Jeremie-Brink, Loyola University Chicago, "Black Print in Motion: Prince Saunders' Atlantic Abolitionism, Distribution of Haitian Texts, and Project of African American Mobility."


Spring 2016 Papers - 

February 3rd: Seth Cotlar, Willamette University, “We Have No Wish Not to See: Nostalgic Local Historians and the Unlikely Origins of a Modern Historical Sensibility.”

March 2nd: Amy Oberlin, Loyola University Chicago, “Court Passions: Chaplains, Bishops, and the Enlightenment in the Early Eighteenth Century.”

April 6th: Thomas Apel, Menlo College, “Cities in Distress: Matthew Carey’s Short Account and the Archaeology of the Plague Narrative.”

April 20th: Michael Goode, Utah Valley University, “Our Weapons of Warfare are not Carnal: The Keithian Schism and the Violence of Peace.”

Fall 2015 Papers - 

September 9th: Jeffrey Glover, Loyola University Chicago, “Slavery, Abolition, and the Laws of War.”

October 7th: Ian Saxine, Northwestern University, “Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the Maine Frontier, 1713-1763.”

November 4th: Mark Boonshoft, Early American Manuscripts Project, New York Public Library, “Creating the Myth of Meritocracy: Education in the Early Republic.” 

December 2th: Nicole Dressler, Northern Illinois University, “The ‘Most Humane and Effectual Punishment We Have’: Moral Sentiment and the Eighteenth-Century British Convict Trade."