Colonial America Workshop - "Gender, Race, and the Lineage State: Vernacular Genealogy in British America, 1680-1820"

Colonial Americas Workshop
Event date: 
October 17, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Karin Wulf
College of William & Mary
Seminar Series: 
Colonial Americas Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
Program in American Studies and the Department of English

"Gender, Race, and the Lineage State: Vernacular Genealogy in British America, 1680-1820"

Professor Karin Wulf, College of William & Mary

This workshop is open to the public. There is a pre-circulated paper which will be available approximately one week prior to the workshop. To receive  copy of the paper, email Jennier Loessy at

Karin Wulf is Professor of History and the Director of the Omohundro Institute at the College of William & Mary. Wulf earned her PhD from Johns Hopkins in 1993. Before coming to William & Mary, she taught for ten years at American University. Wulf has produced two collaborative editions, Milcah Martha Moore’s Book: A Commonplace Book from Revolutionary America (with Catherine Blecki, published by Penn State in 1997) and The Diary of Hannah Callender, 1758-1788 (with Susan Klepp, 2010). Her book, Not All Wives: Women of Colonial Philadelphia was published by Cornell University Press in 2000, and issued in paper by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2005. She is currently at work on a study of the relationship between genealogical practices and political culture: “Lineage: Genealogy and the Politics of Connection in British America, 1680-1820.”

Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest: 
Colonialism & Post Colonialism
Family History
United States
17th & 18th Centuries
19th Century