The Politics and Profit of Printed Images in the Early United States
Chair: Christopher Lukasik, Purdue University
Commentator: Mary Kelley, University of Michigan
Revolutionary Devils: Ideology, Image, and Emotion in the American Revolution
Zara Anishanslin, University of Delaware
Being Original: Music in the Massachusetts Magazine, 1788–1792
Glenda Goodman, University of Pennsylvania
City Plans and Capital Designs: Ancient Past as Urban Future in the Early National Northwest
Whitney Martinko, Villanova University
2017 Annual Meeting
Plenary Roundtable: British History After Brexit
- Chair: Nicholas Popper, College of William & Mary
- Zara Anishanslin, University of Delaware
- Alison Games, Georgetown University
- Dane Kennedy, George Washington University
- Dinyar Patel, University of South Carolina
Politics of Taste
Program 2: Portrait of a Woman in Silk
Three authors will explore how the development of manners and taste in colonial America and the early republic were not just a statement of aesthetics but were also ways to define political identity and create shared affinities. This journey through the study of material culture with show how the politics of politeness helped define American thought.
2017 Annual Martha Washington Lecture
Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith Library welcome Flora Fraser and Zara Anishanslin to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall to discuss 18th-Century Women as Consumers on Both Sides of the Atlantic on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
This annual event was created to share new scholarship and insights into the life and times of Martha Washington and is made possible through a generous grant from the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation of Richmond, Virginia.
A reading from Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the Atlantic World
Discussion of Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the Atlantic World
“Devils, Cannibals, and the Ghost of General Wolfe: The Macabre and Violent in the American Revolution”
"Devils, Cannibals, and the Ghost of General Wolfe: The Macabre and Violent in the American Revolution"
November 13th 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Lecture: “‘Tolerably Well by the Force of Genius’: Robert Feke, Painter.”
"Designing the Botanical Landscape of Empire: Anna Maria Garthwaite's (1688-1763) Flowered Silks from London to America"