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CFHA Lecture Series (Virtual): Quakerism in the Atlantic World

March 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CFHA’s biweekly winter and spring lecture series based on Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690-1830

The Canadian Friends Historical Association is excited to announce our lecture series by the chapter authors of Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690-1830 (Penn State University Press, 2021.

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.

January 15 — Robynne Rogers Healey and Sydney Harker, “A Complex Faith: Strategies of Marriage, Family and Community among Upper Canadian Quakers.”

January 29 — Betsy Cazden, “Within the Bounds of their Circumstances:” The Testimony of Inequality among Eighteenth Century New England Friends.

February 12 — Andrew Fincham, “Friendly Advice: The Making and Shaping of Quaker Discipline.”

February 26 — Emma Lapsansky-Werner, “Family, Unity, and Identity-Formation: Eighteenth-Century Quaker Community-Building.”

March 12 — Richard C. Allen, “Industrial Development and Community Responsibility: The Harford Family and South Wales, c.1768-1842.”

March 26 — Geoffrey Plank, “Quakers, Indigenous Americans, and the Landscape of Peace.”

April 9 — Jon Mitchell, “Three Methods of Quaker Worship in Eighteenth-Century Quakerism.”

April 23 — Erin Bell, “Mrs Weaver being a Quaker, would not swear”: Representations of Quakers and Crime in the Metropolis, c.1696-1815.

May 7 — Rosalind Johnson, “Quakers and Marriage Legislation in England in the Long Eighteenth Century.”

May 28 — Robynne Rogers Healey and Erica Canela, “Our dear Friend has departed this life”: Testimony Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century.

The lectures are free, but you must register to attend. You may register at: