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.

The MRSEAH will convene during the Fall 2017 semester on October 5 in Columbia and November 17 in St. Louis and during the Spring 2017 semester on February 16 in St. Louis and April 6 in Columbia for our annual double-header.

Please contact Kinder Institute Communications Associate Thomas Kane, KaneTC@missouri.edu, or Kinder Institute Associate Director and MRSEAH co-convener Prof. Jeff Pasley, PasleyJ@missouri.edu, with any questions regarding the Seminar.

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,” and 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.”

Full Schedule

  • “From Polity to Exchange”: Spring 2018 MRSEAH with Professor Johann Neem

    For the first Spring 2018 meeting of the Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History, … Continued

  • “Expressly Recognized by Our Election Laws”: April 2018 MRSEAH Meeting

    For the second MRSEAH meeting of the Spring 2018 semester, participants will gather in Columbia … Continued