VCEA 2017 Program

Third annual meeting of the Virginia Consortium of Early Americanists

January 28, 2017, at the Library of Virginia

9:30am Breakfast/Coffee Available

10:00 am – Welcome: Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute and John Kneebone, VCU Presentation:
Gregg Kimball, Director of Public Services and Outreach, Library of Virginia: “Early American
Resources at the Library of Virginia”

11:00 – 11:10 Break

11:10 Session 1 – Lightning Round Chair: Jim Ambuske, UVA
Mary Draper, Ana Edwards, Melissa Gismondi, Steve Harris-Scott, Alex Humes, Ryan Smith, Hannah
Tucker, Spencer Wells, Holly White

12:00 Lunch

1:15pm Session 2 – Digital Archives/History Chair: Brent Tarter, Library of Virginia
● Jim Ambuske and Loren Moulds, UVA, “Recovering Hidden Histories of Early America with the
Scottish Court of Session Records Digital Archive”
● Susan Perdue, VFH, “The Patrick Henry Digital Edition” 2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 4:00 Session 3 – Papers
Chair: Sarah Meacham, VCU Presenters:
● Hugh Roberts, University of Kent, “‘Running Wild in the Recess of Government’: Patronage and
Partisan Politics in the Mississippi Territory, 1798-1801”
● Alyssa Penick, University of Michigan, “‘To Attend the Sick Belonging to the Parish’:
Established Religion and Public Healthcare in Colonial Virginia”
● Amanda White Gibson, College of William and Mary, “African American Credit Use in the Early
National Period”

4:00 – 4:45 Mingle/Networking
4:45 Happy hour – Penny Lane Pub, 421 E. Franklin Street