Department of History

Alabama Seminar on Early America

Satyr Butterflies painted by P.H. Gosse in Alabama, 1838
Satyr Butterflies painted by P.H. Gosse in Alabama, 1838

The Alabama Seminar on Early America is an interdisciplinary community of scholars in Alabama who study the peoples and cultures of North America and the Caribbean before 1850. Founded as a consortium of Alabama colleges and universities, the ASEA seeks to connect students and faculty to the deep expertise and intellectual enterprise across the state.  All scholars at Alabama institutions studying North America and the Caribbean, the British colonial world, and the early American republic from the beginnings of European colonization through the 1840s are invited to attend.

The ASEA sponsors a seminar series among our faculty and students. These seminars are hosted by member institutions on a rotating basis. We read and discuss precirculated papers and other work-in-progress, giving our members the chance to share their work and receive feedback from Alabama’s  broad community of early American  scholars.

Our member institutions are Auburn University, the University of Alabama, Tuskegee University, and the University of Alabama, Huntsville. We are supported in part by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Auburn University and the Southeastern Conference Travel Grant programs.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Adam Jortner: jortner@auburn.edu.

Last Updated: March 11, 2015