VCEA 2016 Program

‪10:30am Breakfast/Coffee Available

‪11am: Welcome:  Doug Winiarski, University of Richmond


Sharon Leon, Director of Pubic Projects, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, “The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media: Work from the first twenty years and signals for the future.”

‪12-1pm: Lunch


*Workshop Session 1a: Religion and Early America

Chair: Alan Taylor, University of Virginia


Spencer Wells, “’Here is the Reformation that is so Much Wanting’: The   Society of Free Quakers and Renovation of American Quakerism”

Rivi Feinsilber, “Interpreting the ‘Jew Doctor’ of Seventeenth-Century Maryland: Jacob Lumbrozo’s Court Cases.”


*Workshop Session 1b: Economy and Early America

Chair:  Rebecca Brannon, James Madison University


Richard Chew, “Teaching a New Dog Some Old Tricks: Credit and Commercial Networks in the Early National Backcountry”

Scott Miller, “A Merchant’s Republic: Independence, Depression, and the Development of American Capitalism, 1760-1807”

‪2:15-2:30: Break

‪2:30-4pm: Workshop Session 2 Relationships in Early America

*Workshop Session 2:

Chair:   Brett Rushforth, College of William & Mary


Holly White, “’Forget what age and law have entitled me:’ Guardians, Wards, and Chronological Age in the Early Republic”

Alexi Garrett, “‘I have yet much to say about the Negroes’: Catharine Flood McCall’s Slave Enteprises in Early Republican Virginia”

Lindsay Chervinsky,  “The Governor of Virginia and the President’s Cabinet: How Thomas Jefferson and Edmund Randolph Helped Shape the First Cabinet in George Washington’s Administration”

5pm: Happy Hour