Join us Saturday, March 26th, for the sixth lecture in CFHA’s Quakerism in the Atlantic World series. The previous lectures have provided wonderful opportunities for Quaker scholars and historians to generously share their research and delve into the diverse facets of Quaker history. We’re very much looking forward to our next speaker, Dr. Geoffrey Plank, who will present on his chapter, “Quakers, Indigenous Americans, and the Landscape of Peace.”

The virtual series runs every second Saturday. All lectures will take place at 0900 Pacific / 1200 Eastern / 1600 UK on Zoom (If you are in the UK and have attended the previous lectures, please note the recent time change). Following the chapters of the volume, each short lecture will run for thirty minutes and include a discussion period at the end. All are welcome to attend the lectures and are we encourage you to share the registration link with friends and colleagues who will find the series of interest. Please register here:

Geoffrey Plank is a professor of early modern history at the University of East Anglia, UK. His research examines early modern debates over conquest, settlement, warfare, and slavery in the context of transatlantic imperialism. He is interested in the ways in which the European colonization of the Americas affected ordinary lives, and has studied a variety of groups, including French- and English-speaking colonists, Scottish Highlanders, Quakers, and Native Americans. His books include John Woolman’s Path to the Peaceable Kingdom: A Quaker in the British Empire (2012); Quakers and Abolition (2014, with Brycchan Carey); and Quakers and Native Americans (2019, with Ignacio Gallup-Diaz). He is also the author of many chapters and articles on eighteenth-century Quakerism. 

CFHA is dedicating this lecture series to Gordon Thompson in recognition of his enthusiasm for sharing Quaker history as a way to keep us connected during the pandemic. We rejoice in Gord’s tremendous contributions to CFHA. Always mentioning the great accomplishments and potential for CFHA, our Association is so much stronger because of Gord’s leadership and many contributions.


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