2017-2018 Program

Welcome to the Columbia University Seminar on Early American History and Culture

Please join us on Tuesday, May 8th, for our final meeting this academic year, when Professor Hidetaka Hirota, City College, CUNY, will present his paper:

The Antebellum Origins of Alien Contract Labor Law

We will meet at Faculty House
5:00 - Gather for cocktails
5:30 - Seminar begins
7:00 - Dinner in the Faculty House dining room
($30, check only, to "Columbia University Seminars")

Please RSVP for dinner to earlyamericanseminar491@gmail.com.

Note: All papers are password protected.

***Do not distribute, cite, or quote from any paper without the permission of the author.***


2017-2018 Seminar Schedule

Fall 2017

September 26: Tamara Plakins Thornton, SUNY Buffalo

October 10: Daniel Hulsebosch, New York University School of Law

November 14: Elizabeth Ellis, New York University

December 5: Matthew Dennis, University of Oregon


Spring 2018 

February 13: Nicole Eustace, New York University

March 6: Mark Peterson, UC Berkeley 

April 10: Edward Cahill, Fordham University

May 8: Hidetaka Hirota, City College, CUNY

Contact the Seminar

For questions, access to pre-circulated papers, registering for our mailing list, or RSVPs, please contact the Rapporteur, Yoav Hamdani, at earlyamericanseminar491@gmail.com.

John Dixon

Hannah Farber

Yoav Hamdani