Happy New Year!

The Canadian Friends Historical Association is excited to announce our upcoming lecture series. Given the success of the keynote presentation at our last AGM by the authors of Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690-1830, we have invited each author back to share their findings in a series of ten online lectures.

The virtual series begins Saturday, January 15th, and will run every second Saturday. All lectures will take place at 0900 Pacific / 1200 Eastern / 1700 UK on Zoom. Following the chapters of the volume, each short lecture will run for thirty minutes and include a question and answer period at the end.

Quakerism in the Atlantic World is the third volume in Penn State University Press’s New History of Quakerism series. Catered towards a broad readership, this book examines experiences and facets of Quakerism in the long eighteenth century.

We are thankful to each author for agreeing to generously share their time and research with us, and we welcome you to join us for this excellent new series.

Watch for information regarding registration in the coming days!

The lectures dates are as follows:

  1. January 15 — Robynne Healey and Sydney Harker, “A Complex Faith: Strategies of Marriage, Family and Community among Upper Canadian Quakers.”
  2.  January 29 — Betsy Cazden, “’Within the Bounds of their Circumstances’: The Testimony of Inequality among Eighteenth Century New England Friends.”
  3. February 12 — Andrew Fincham, “Friendly Advice: The Making and Shaping of Quaker Discipline.”
  4. February 26 — Emma Lapsansky-Werner, “Family, Unity, and Identity-Formation: Eighteenth-Century Quaker Community-Building.”
  5. March 12 — Richard C. Allen, “Industrial Development and Community Responsibility: The Harford Family and South Wales, c.1768-1842.”
  6. March 26 — Geoffrey Plank, “Quakers, Indigenous Americans, and the Landscape of Peace.”
  7. April 9 — Jon Mitchell, “Three Methods of Quaker Worship in Eighteenth-Century Quakerism.”
  8. April 23 — Erin Bell, “’Mrs Weaver being a Quaker, would not swear’: Representations of Quakers and Crime in the Metropolis, c.1696-1815.”
  9. May 7 — Rosalind Johnson, “Quakers and Marriage Legislation in England in the Long Eighteenth Century.”
  10. May 28 — Robynne Healey and Erica Canela, “’Our dear Friend has departed this life’: Testimony Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century.”



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