J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Dissecting the Corpus in Connecticut

It looks like there are still a lot of details to be worked out, but on 18-20 September the University of Connecticut’s History Department will host a graduate-student conference on “Corpus Americanus: Deciphering Bodies in Early America.” The program includes:

  • Nathan Perl-Rosenthal & Victoria Philips Geduld, Columbia University: “The Power of a Minuet: Social Dance and Political Hierarchy in Revolutionary America, ca. 1760s-1790s”
  • Samantha Hall Dorsey, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture: “The Physical Philosophy of Stays in Eighteenth-Century America”
  • Lauren Gray, Florida State University: “Women Rightly Instructed About Their Bodies: Science, Religion, and Gender in Eighteenth-Century New England”
The American Antiquarian Society co-sponsors this event. There’s no charge to register, though one can buy into the dinner on Thursday night.

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