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“Jefferson’s Ocean: Political Thought and the Terraqueous Globe,” Colloquium with Hobart and William Smith Colleges Historian Matthew Crow | 10/01/2021

As a tune-up for the MRSEAH meeting later in the evening, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Associate Professor of History Matthew Crow will give an October 1 talk on the history and reverberations, all the way into the present, of Jefferson’s ambivalent relationship with the world’s oceans (see abstract below). The talk will be held […]

“The Constitutions of Herman Melville,” MRSEAH with Hobart and William Smith Colleges Historian Matthew Crow | 10/01/2021

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Associate Professor of History Matthew Crow will be the featured guest at the October 1 meeting of the Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History in Columbia, presenting for discussion a chapter draft from his current book project which uses the writings of Herman Melville to reflect on early modern […]

“Dividing the City: Race-Restrictive Deed Covenants and the Architecture of Segregation in St. Louis,” Colloquium with University of Iowa Prof. Colin Gordon | 10/08/2021

One of the first ever speakers at the Kinder Institute, University of Iowa Professor of History Colin Gordon will return to Columbia on October 8 to present research for his new project, which uses Greater St. Louis as a case study for understanding the ways in which residential segregation by race was accomplished and sustained […]

“The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America before the Civil War,” Friday Colloquium with Franklin & Marshall’s Van Gosse | 10/15/2021

As part of the Kinder Institute’s Friday Colloquium Series, Franklin & Marshall Professor and Associate Chair of History Van Gosse will provide an overview of the research that went into his 2020 University of North Carolina Press monograph, The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America, from the Revolution to the Civil War (see book description […]

“Church, State, and Property Confiscation,” November 5 MRSEAH with UVa Postdoctoral Research Associate Alyssa Penick | 11/05/2021

For the St. Louis leg of the Fall 2021 Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History, participants will gather on November 5 to discuss UVa Jefferson Scholars Foundation Postdoctoral Research Associate Alyssa Penick’s work on, “Church, State, and Property Confiscation: Exploring the Material Dimensions of Religious Freedom in Virginia” (see abstract below). Proceedings will commence […]