Talking About 1620: New Perspectives on the Pilgrim Legacy

Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor, William Halsall, 1882
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 to Thursday, March 19, 2020
Francis Bremer, John Turner, Andrew Lipman, Adrian Weimer, David Silverman

Please join us on March 18-19, 2020 for an important and lively conversation with some leading scholars of puritanism and Native American history. All events will be held at the Congregational Library and Archives in our newly renovated quarters.

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Wednesday March 18, 2020

4:00pm: Keynote address and reception

Francis Bremer, “Contested Memories: Reassessing the Cultures that Shaped Early New England"

Thursday, March 19, 2020

10:00am–12:00pm: Panels Session 1

John Turner, “The Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony, and the Meaning of Liberty”

Andrew Lipman, “The Other Survivors of Patuxet: Tisquantum, Kinship, and the Founding of Plymouth"

12:00pm-1:00pm: Catered Lunch Provided

1:00pm–3:00pm: Panels Session 2

Adrian Weimer, “Plymouth in the Empire”

David Silverman, "Days of Mourning and Not Joy: Wampanoag Reflections on Plymouth and Colonialism across Four Centuries”

3:00pm–4:00pm: Moderated discussion and book signing

About the Presenters

Francis Bremer is Professor Emeritus of History at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, and the author of numerous books on transatlantic puritanism. He is an editor in the forthcoming new edition of William Bradford’s Of Plimoth Plantation, published by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and the New England Historical and Genealogical Society.

John Turner is a religious studies professor at George Mason University and the author of They Knew They Were Pilgrims: Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty.

Andrew Lipman is an associate professor of history at Barnard College and the author of Squanto’s Odyssey.

Adrian Weimer is an associate professor of history at Providence College and the author of Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England.

David Silverman is a professor of history and the director of graduate studies at George Washington University and the author of This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving.


Registration is required for this event.  There are two types of registration:

General Ticket: $10.00, which includes lunch on the 19th.

Symposium Only Ticket: FREE, only lunch on the 19th is not provided.

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