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Archives of Revolution: A Conference About How We Make the Past

A collaboration between the John Carter Brown Library on the campus of Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania’s McNeil Center for Early American Studies and Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts

The conference is chaired jointly by Emma Hart of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Sean Quimby of Penn Libraries, and Karin Wulf of the JCB.

For a program summary, speaker list, and full conference schedule, visit the John Carter Brown Library website.

June 20 - 22, 2024
The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University
Open to the Public

Hosted by: Kislak Center

engraving of the Boston Tea Party protest

Event Series

Signatures of eight signers of the Declaration of Independence with a connection to the University of Pennsylvania superimposed on an engraving of Benjamin Franklin

America 250 at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania (then the College of Philadelphia), located In the heart of the city, was at the center of the dramatic events of 1776 and the Revolution that followed. Members of the Penn community were closely linked to the creation of the Declaration of Independence and other founding documents.