The Junto Goes to Washington: #USIH15 Preview

DNAWell, we kinda asked for it, and our good colleagues at the U.S. Society for Intellectual Society heard us. When their annual conference gets underway this evening in Washington, D.C., several Junto bloggers will be there, joining other early Americanists in bringing some new research questions to the table. (For the details of the two Junto-sponsored panels this weekend, look below the fold.) We look forward to hearing all the intellectual history that we can, from a keynote by Corey Robin to diverse plenary sessions featuring Russell Jacoby, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, Smithsonian curators, and a host more of thinkers and their publics. See you in D.C.!

Shameless Self-Promotion: (Panels Sponsored by The Junto)

Saturday, Oct. 17, 8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

McPherson Square

  1. “Facing the Founders: How Modern Thinkers Remade Early American History” 

Chair: Mark Boonshoft, New York Public Library

Sara Georgini, The Adams Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, “A New North: Cold Warriors, Founding Fathers, and the Remaking of the American Midcentury Mind”

Andrew Schocket, Bowling Green State University, “A Tale of Two American Revolutions? Historians and, or Historians or, the Public”

Cassandra Good, Papers of James Monroe, University of Mary Washington, “Making the Historical Personal: The Founding Fathers, Gender, and the Cultural Turn”

Commenter: François Furstenberg, Johns Hopkins University

Sunday, Oct. 18, 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Lafayette Park

  1. Roundtable: “Is There Still a Place for Ideas in Early American History?” 

Chair: Roy Rogers, CUNY Graduate Center

Rosemarie Zagarri, George Mason University

John Dixon, College of Staten Island

Michael D. Hattem, Yale University

Eran Zelnik, University of California-Davis


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