Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History

Founded in 2014 by Kinder Institute Associate Director Jeffrey L. Pasley and University of Illinois-Springfield Assistant Professor of History Kenneth Owen, the Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History (MRSEAH) provides scholars of pre-1900 American political history with an opportunity to exchange ideas and share works-in-progress with colleagues from around the Midwest in a serious but convivial setting. The seminar is held twice per academic semester, rotating between Columbia and St. Louis, MO, and follows a workshop format, with organizers pre-circulating the paper or papers to be discussed in advance of the meeting.

Please contact Thomas Kane, KaneTC@missouri.edu, or Jeff Pasley, PasleyJ@missouri.edu, with any questions regarding participating in or presenting at AY 2018-19 meetings of the MRSEAH.

Featured guests at past meetings of the MRSEAH have included CUNY-Graduate Center Professor David Waldstreicher, who presented his recent article, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Amistad: John Quincy Adams, the Shutdown, and the Restart of Antislavery Politics, 1787-1836,” Washington University Professor of History David Konig, who presented a chapter from his current book project entitled, “Thomas Jefferson: How a Real Estate Lawyer Became Philosopher of the American Revolution,” and Kinder Institute Chair Jay Sexton, who presented the introduction and a chapter from A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History, forthcoming from Basic Books.

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