2022 Spirit of America Research Symposium

The Spirit of America Research Symposium: Learn how scholars are using the Weiner Collection

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 4 pm
Location: FAU Wimberly Library, 5th Floor


Scholars from across the U.S. are visiting to conduct research in the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection!  The Weiner Collection of rare books reflects the personal libraries of such founders as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.  In this symposium, the visiting Fellows will present their research and discuss how it relies on examining the treasures of the Spirit of America Collection.


2022 Speakers:

  • Joan Jockel
    The College of William and Mary, Department of History 
    “A man of so much money and power, justice might not be done”: Gender Violence, Power, and Print in the Revolutionary Atlantic

  • Eva Landsberg 
    Yale University, Department of History
    "For the True Interest of the Nation”: Merchants, Planters, and the Politics of Sugar in the 18th-Century British Atlantic

  • Shannan Mason
    University of Missouri, Department of HistoryMerchant of Nature, Handmaiden to Science: Natures Commodification and Trans-Atlantic Exchange in the 18th Century

This event is free and open to the public.  All guests must follow FAU parking procedures.

This event is made possible by the generous underwriting of Dr. Howard and Judith Weiner in conjunction with the support of the FAU Libraries and the History Department of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

For questions about this program, please contact libevents@fau.edu


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