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Announcing the Inaugural Mellon Distinguished Lecture Series

Penn Press is pleased to announce the Inaugural Mellon Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Press. The series runs from March 26 to March 30 at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, located at 3355 Woodland Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.

This year Peter C. Mancall, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at the University of Southern California and coeditor of Collecting Across Cultures: Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World, will give three lectures on Nature and Culture in the Early Modern World. This lecture series will explore aspects of the relationship between people and nature in the early modern Atlantic. Each of the lectures will begin with paintings: a series of images in a fourteenth-century cloister in the south of France; a hand-painted atlas created in 1547; and a 1585 water color of a Carolina Algonquian town by the English artist John White.

Lecture One: “Fréjus: The Borders of Nature”
Monday, March 26, 5:00 PM
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3355 Woodland Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Lecture Two: “Vallard: The New Ecology of the Atlantic Basin”
Wednesday, March 28, 5:00 PM
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3355 Woodland Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Lecture Three: “Secota: The Landscape at the End of History”
Friday, March 30, 3:00 PM
(Please note the change in time for the last lecture)
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3355 Woodland Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please visit the Mellon Distinguished Lecture Series page for detailed descriptions of each lecture.