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IN-PERSON EVENT: Fellow's Field Report: Joanne Jahnke-Wegner

Monday, August 1, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Joanne Jahnke-WegnerFellow's Field Report: Joanne Jahnke-Wegner

Join Dr. Joanne Jahnke-Wegner for a discussion of her research in support of her forthcoming book, Captivity and Sovereignty in the Colonial Northeast, 1630-1763. She holds the 2021-2022 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship at the Boston Athenaeum.

Dr. Jahnke-Wegner is an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she teaches classes on colonial America, the family, women and gender, the historical origins of health disparities, and Native and African enslavement. Her first book project focuses on how Algonquian and Iroquoian peoples changed their captivity practices in response to colonial warfare and settler colonialism. She is also working on a second project about the racialization of Native Americans in colonial America. She has received fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Newberry Library, the Mellon Foundation, the American Historical Association, and the American Philosophical Society.

Learn more about Boston Athenaeum Fellowships.

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