All sessions will take place at The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Philadelphia

Conference Program

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Friday, 19 April

4:30-6:00 p.m.  A Conversation with John Murrin
Gary J. Kornblith, Oberlin College
Daniel Vickers, University of British Columbia
John M. Murrin, Princeton University

6:00–7:30 p.m. Reception

Saturday, 20 April

9:00–9:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:30–10:30 a.m. The Religious Transformation: Anglicization and Colonial Religion
Presider: George W. Boudreau, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
Nancy L. Rhoden, University of Western Ontario
            “Anglican”-ization and Anglicization: Anglicanism, Dissent and Toleration in Eighteenth-Century British Colonies”
Evan Haefeli, Columbia University
            “Anglicization and Religion”

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Expanding and Challenging the Concept
Presider: Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania
Simon Newman, University of Glasgow
            “Systems of Bound Labor and the Anglicization Framework”
David J. Silverman, George Washington University
            “Racial Walls:  Race and the Emergence of American White Nationalism”
William Carter, The College of New Jersey
            “The Anglicization of Mohawk Country, 1650–1800”

12:15–1:45 p.m. Lunch (on own)

1:45–3:15 p.m. Anglicization, War and Revolution
Presider: Gary J. Kornblith, Oberlin College
Beth Lewis-Pardoe, Northwestern University
            “Anglicization’s Archetypes:  British History in American Revolutionary Memory”
Geoffrey Plank, University of East Anglia
            “‘A Medieval Response to a Wilderness Need’: The Staying Power of John Murrin’s Military History”
Jeremy Stern, Independent Scholar
            “Anglicization’s End: The Slow Collapse of British Identity in Townshend Crisis Massachusetts”

3:30–4:30 p.m. Post-Colonial?  Anglicization and the Young Republic
Presider: James Alexander Dun, Princeton University
Anthony M. Joseph, Houston Baptist University
            “Anglicizing the American Taxpayer, 1763–1815”
Denver Brunsman, George Washington University
            “De-Anglicization: The Early U.S. Navy as Case Study”

4:45–5:30 p.m. Review Essay
Presider: Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Bryn Mawr College
Andrew Shankman, Rutgers University, Camden
            “A Synthesis Useful and Compelling: Anglicization and the Intellectual Achievement of John M. Murrin”

5:30–7:00 p.m. Reception