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The Clements Bookworm: Fellow Focus with Sarah Swedberg, “Liberty and Insanity in the Age of the American Revolution”
April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Clements Library 2019 Peckham Fellow Sarah Swedberg joins us to discuss her new book Liberty and Insanity in the Age of the American Revolution, published in December 2020 by Rowman & Littlefield. Dr. Swedberg’s research focuses on the anxiety of the first generation of American citizens as they created a republican form of government. Her recent research focuses on “lunatics” (the term used at the time), and weaves together medical and political histories.
Dr. Swedberg is a Professor of History at Colorado Mesa University where she has taught since 1999. Her interests vary as can be evidenced by her blog posts for Nursing Clio where she is a regular writer, but most of her scholarly attention has focused on the period of the American Revolution and the early American Republic. Liberty and Insanity in the Age of the American Revolution is her first book.
The Clements Bookworm: Online Event for History Lovers
Panelists and featured guests discuss history topics in this webinar series. Recommended books, articles, and other resources are provided in each session as we vary between formats: Reader Panel, Author Conversation, Collectors Corner, and Fellow Spotlight.
Inspired by the traditional Clements Library researcher tea time, we invite you to pull up a chair at our [virtual] table. Live attendees are encouraged to post comments and questions, respond to polls, and add to our conversation and camaraderie.
Where: Register at myumi.ch/gjgzR. You will receive your link to join the meeting via a confirmation email as well as a reminder email one hour before we begin.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join the meeting?
You can join our Zoom meeting by clicking the meeting link or going to join.zoom.us and entering in the meeting ID.
For a tutorial on how to join a meeting, please see this brief Zoom video.
How do I join computer/device audio?
On most devices, you can join computer/device audio by clicking Join Audio, Join with Computer Audio, or Audio to access the audio settings. Learn more about connecting your audio.
Can I Use Bluetooth Headset?
Yes, as long as the Bluetooth device is compatible with the computer or mobile device that you are using.
What kinds of books will be discussed?
We are asking panelists to discuss their favorite history books. Some, but not all, will feature a connection to the primary source collections at the Clements Library. Upcoming themes will be shared at clements.umich.edu/bookworm.
Will I be on video?
A webcam is not required to join the book circle and public participants will NOT appear on video. Only the panelists speaking will have their video and microphone active-- guests are encouraged to type in your comments and questions via the chat function.
Can I view a recording and a list of the resources discussed?
Yes! Feel free to register even if you can't attend the meeting, and you will receive a follow-up email with the resource list and video link.
Please see Recordings & Resource Lists for an archive of all past episodes of the Clements Bookworm.
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