Thursday, October 6


5:00PM to 5:30PM



5:30PM to 5:45PM

Welcome, Cathy Matson, PEAES Director

Introduction of Keynote, Brian Schoen


5:45PM to 6:45PM

Keynote address, John Larson, Purdue University

Interesting Unions: Matson and Onuf, Money and Power, Liberty and Lust

Audience discussion


6:45PM to 7:30PM



Friday, October 7


9:00AM to 9:30AM

Registration and Refreshments


9:30AM to 12:30AM

Economic Interests and Ideology in the New Nation: The 1780s

Chair: Andrew Shankman, Rutgers University-Camden

Tamara Plakins Thornton, State University of New York at Buffalo
Global Trade, Enlightenment Science, and Cosmopolitan Knowledge in Late Eighteenth-Century America

Andrew Fagal, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
State Power and Private Interest: The Challenge of Mobilization Policy in the Critical Period

Rick Demirjian, Rutgers University-Camden
An Interest in Union: Constitutional Settlements and the Economies of Secondary Seaports

Andrew Shankman, Rutgers University-Camden
Christopher Clark, University of Connecticut



12:30PM to 2:30PM

Lunch on your own


2:30PM to 4:00PM

Incorporating a New Economy

Chair: Brian Schoen, Ohio University

Brian Murphy, Baruch College and City University of New York Honors College
The New Republic’s Reluctant Reliance on Corporate Power

Gautham Rao, American University
The Statist Turn: Law, Regulation, and Capitalism in the Early American Republic

Comment: Brian Schoen



4:00PM to 4:30PM



4:30PM to 6:00PM

Commercial Crisis and Development

Chair: Jessica Lepler, University of New Hampshire

Sharon Ann Murphy, Providence College
A Divergence of Interests: When Banks Fail

Ariel Ron, Southern Methodist University
The Creation of an Independent Agricultural Press in the 1830s

Comment: Jessica Lepler



6:00PM to 6:15PM

Closing Comments


6:15PM to 7:00PM



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