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12:30-1:45 in King Juan Carlos Center, Room 607 (53 Washington Square South)

 

                           

                        FALL 2014 MEETINGS:

 

                            September 9

                        Karl Jacoby, Columbia University

                        "'Gone to Texas': Slavery and Freedom Along the Texas-Mexico Border"

 

                            September 23

                        Sinclair Thomson, New York University

                        "Sovereignty Disavowed: The Tupac Amaru Revolution in the Atlantic World"

 

                            October 7

                        Marjoleine Kars, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

                        "Dodging Rebellion: Politics and Gender in the Berbice Slave Uprising of 1763"


                            October 21

                        Steven Pincus, Yale University

                        "The Stamp Act Crisis in Global Perspective"

 

                            November 4

                        Hal Langfur, State University of New York at Buffalo

                        "Making the Wilderness Wild: Private Property and Royal Sovereignty in the Backlands of Colonial Brazil"

 

                            November 18

                        Peter Silver, Rutgers University

                        "The 'Wager' and the 'Revenge': Liberation and Predation in the War of Jenkins's Ear"

 

                            December 2

                        Brett Rushforth, College of William & Mary

                        "'Infested with French Pirates': Independent Commerce and the Power of States in the Atlantic World, 1550-1600"

 

                        December 16
                        Pedro Cardim, New York University / Universidade Nova de Lisboa

                         "Salvador da Bahia's City Council, its Representatives in Lisbon, and the Governance of the 17th-Century Portuguese Atlantic"




                        SPRING 2014 MEETINGS:

 

                            January 28

                        Malick Ghachem, MIT

                        "The Anti-Slavery Script: Haiti's Place in the Narrative of Atlantic Revolution"

 

                        February 11

                        Coll Thrush, University of British Columbia

                        "Such Confusion as I Have Never Dreamt”: Indigenous Logics in an Unreasonable London, 1765-1793" 

 

                        February 25

                        Audra Simpson, Columbia University

                        "Sovereignty, Sympathy and Indigeneity"

 

                        March 11

                        Herman Bennett, CUNY

                        "Soiled Gods: Africans into Slaves and the Making of the Atlantic World"

 

                        April 1

                        Paula McDowell, NYU

                        "'No more dependence upon Tradition': Defoe's Essay Upon Literature and Eighteenth-Century Histories of Mediation"

 

                        April 15

                        Zeb Tortorici, NYU

                        "Archiving the Unnatural: Desire, Colonialism, and the Archive"

 

                        April 29

                        Mariana Candido, University of Kansas

                        "Trade, Land, and Mobility: Rethinking Women's Economic Role in Nineteenth-century Angola"

 

 

                             FALL 2013 MEETINGS:

                               

                        

                             September 10

                        Dan Hulsebosch, NYU

                        The Revolutionary Portfolio: Constitution-Making and the Wider World in the American Revolution

 

                        September 24

                        Rachel St. John, NYU

                        King Kalākaua’s Hawai’i: Imagining an Independent Indigenous Monarchy in the Age of Imperial Nation-states

 

                        October 8 

                        John Wing, College of Staten Island

                        State forestry in Spain and the Spanish Ultramar

 

                        October 22

                        David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania

                        Yucatán's 1848: Improvising with Liberalism         

 

                        November 5

                        Karl Jacoby, Columbia University

                        "Gone to Texas: Slavery in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands"

 

                        November 19

                        Samantha Seeley, NYU

                        “Too Near Neighbors: Geography and Indian Removal in the Ohio Country”

 

                        December 3

                        Sophie White, University of Notre Dame

                        The Elephant in the Courtroom: Voicing Resistance to Sexual Abuse in the French Atlantic and Indian Oceans

 

                               

                          

 

 

                                Spring 2013 Meetings:

 

                                January 29          

                                Richard Kagan, Johns Hopkins University

                                The Chronicler and the Count: Law, Libel, and History in the Early Modern Atlantic World

 

                                February 12*      

                                James Robertson, University of the West Indies

                                The Experience and the Imagination of a Slave Revolt: An uprising in St. Mary’s Parish, Jamaica, in 1765

 

                                February 26*      

                                David Armitage, Harvard University and Alison Bashford, University of Sydney

                                The Pacific and Its Histories from Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, Peoples (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

                               

                                March 12             

                                Wendy Warren, Princeton University

                                New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early North America

 

                                April 16

                                Paul Halliday, University of Virginia

                                Prisoners at War: A Legal Category Made at Sea

 

                                April 30

                                Christine DeLucia, Mount Holyoke College

                                Memoryscapes of Violence: Indigenous and Colonial Cultural Geographies after King Philip's War (1675-1678)

 

                                May 7

                                Nicole Eustace, NYU, and Fredrika Teute, OIEAHC

                                Warring for Empire: The War of 1812

 

 

FALL 2012 MEETINGS:

 

September 11      

Scott Eastman, Creighton University

The 1812 Generation: Constitutional Praxis across the Hispanic Atlantic World

 

September 25      

Lisa Ford, University of New South Wales

Magistrates and the Reconstitution of Empire

               

October  9            

Richard Kagan, Johns Hopkins University

The Chronicler and the Count: Law, Libel, and History in the Early Modern Atlantic World

 

October 30           

Alejandra Dubcovsky, Yale University

Information and Power, Communication Networks in the Colonial South

 

November 13

Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University

Patagonian Giants, European Maps and the Concept of Monstrosity, 1520-1650

 

November 27       

Marcy Norton, George Washington University

'Animals that come tame before them....they dare not kill:' Familiarizing Others in the Native Caribbean and South America

 

December 11

Stuart Schwartz, Yale University

Storms in a Spanish Sea. Perception and Providence in the early Caribbean World

 

 

SPRING 2012 MEETINGS:

 

24 January          

Karen Auman, NYU

"English Liberties" and German settlers in Colonial America:  The Georgia  Salzburgers’ Conceptions of Community

 

31 January

Mairin Odle, NYU

"They will lay out ten to see a dead Indian”: Scalp Bounties and the Market for Body Parts

 

7 February

Zara Anishanslin, College of Staten Island  

Transplanting Empire in the British Atlantic World: A Town, a Slave, and a Willow Called Litchfield

 

21 February

Nicholas Canny, Distinguished Visiting Professor University of Notre Dame and Emeritus Professor of History, National University of Ireland

A Protestant or Catholic Atlantic World? Confessional Divisions and the Writing of Natural History

 

28 February

Karoline Cook, University of Illinois                             

Forbidden Crossings: Moriscos and Muslims in Spanish America, 1492-1650

 

6 March

John Crowley, Dalhousie University

Visualizing People in Early Modern European Colonies: Indigenous Artists as Informants

 

20 March

Jennifer Egloff, NYU

Conceptions of Time in Shakespeare's Plays

 

27 March             

Lorena Walsh, Colonial Williamsburg         

Changing Conceptions of "Plantership" in the Revolutionary Chesapeake

 

3 April

Dror Goldberg, Bar Ilan University, NYU Visiting Scholar      

How Americans Invented Modern Money, 1607-1692

 

10 April

Cristobal Silva, Columbia University             

Pandemic: Rethinking Citizenship in the Republic of Medicine, 1793–1804

 

17 April                

Sophie Lemercier Goddard, ENS Lyon                          

Mirror Images in the Arctic: Fashioning a National Identity in Martin Frobisher’s Voyages (1576-78)

 

1 May

Aaron Slater, NYU

Towards a Prosopography of the Virginia Company

 

 

FALL 2011 MEETINGS:

 

13 September

Michael Gomez, NYU

Prequel as Sequel: Early West Africa and the Shape of Things to Come

**Please note that there will be no pre-circulated paper for this date

 

4 October

Allan Greer, McGill University                       

Commons and Enclosure in the Colonization of North America

 

18 October

Allyson Poska, University of Mary Washington

Gendering the Iberian Atlantic: Women and migration to the Rio de la Plata at the end of the colonial period

 

25 October

Thomas Truxes, NYU

“Prologue: Charlotte at Sea” from The Overseas Trade of British America, 1607-1775

 

1 November

Cristina Soriano, Villanova                                             

The Expansion of a ´Revolutionary Disease:´ Texts from France and Saint-Domingue, and Reading Practices in Venezuela, 1790-1800

 

15 November

Harold Cook, Brown University                      

Creative Misunderstandings:  Chinese Medicine in 17th-Century Europe

 

22 November

Jenny Shaw, University of Alabama                                

Beyond the Whore and the Wench: New Narratives from the Archive

 

6 December

Nicole Eustace, NYU

“‘Their Women Are Said to Have Thrown Their Children Into the Thames:’ Demographic Strategies and the Defeat of Tecumseh” from 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism

 

 

SPRING 2011 MEETINGS:

 

25 January

Aaron Slater, NYU

Commonwealths, Colonies, and Companies: Virtuous Self-Interest in the Colonial Theory of Sir Thomas Smith

 

1 February

Christian Crouch, Bard College

Prisoners, Explorers, and Collaborators: Veterans of New France after Conquest

 

8 February

Daniel Reff, Ohio State University

The Jesuit Mission Enterprise in the Atlantic and Pacific Worlds, 1550-1650

 

22 February

Camilla Townsend, Rutgers University

A Life in Context: La Malinche in Surviving Nahuatl Sources

 

 

*ANSON G. PHELPS LECTURE*

22 February, 5-7 p.m.

Humanities Initiative, 20Cooper Square, 5th floor

                                Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University

                                The Atlantic World Medical Complex: The Circulation of Knowledge

 

 

8 March – Meeting at 11 AM

Pamela Smith, Columbia

Science in Motion in the Early Modern World

 

22 March             

Bertie Mandelblatt, University of Toronto

Atlantic producers, Atlantic consumers?: French rum, French brandy and the emergence of the Atlantic market for distilled alcohol in the 18th century

 

29 March

James Merrell, Vassar College

Second Thoughts on Colonial Historians and American Indians

 

5 April

Greg Childs, NYU

The Problem of Conspiracy, The Challenge of Sedition: Modes of Anti-Portuguese Resistance and the 1798"Tailor's Conspiracy" in Bahia, Brazil

 

(*POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2011*)

Michael Gomez, NYU

Slavery in Songhay, 1400-1600:  An Invisible Ubiquity, with Implications for the New World)

 

12 April

Ann Fabian, Rutgers University

A Traffic in Ruins: Circuits of Ideas and Objects

 

19 April

Claudio Saunt, University of Georgia

Provisioning Havana: A Native American Proposal in the Revolutionary Era (Intro & Chapter 7)

 

FALL 2010 MEETINGS:

 

7 September

Eran Shalev, Haifa University

"Written in the Style of Antiquity": Pseudo-Biblicism and the Political Theology of the Early United States

 

21 September      

Jennifer Egloff, NYU

Mathematical Manipulations: How Individuals Acquired and Used Mathematical Skills in Early Modern England and British North America

 

28 September

Christen Mucher, University of Pennsylvania             

Impasse Toussaint-Louverture: Cenotaphs of Slavery and Colonialism

 

12 October           

Devin Jacob, NYU

Exercising Sovereignty: Banishment and the Courts in the East India Company’s Seventeenth-Century Empire

 

19 October

Ethelia Ruiz, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico

Justice for the Indian Population of New Spain:  From Conquest to the Beginning of the Viceroyalty (1521-1564)

 

26 October

John Shovlin, NYU

Empires of Credit: International Politics in the Age of the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles

 

2 November

Lou Roper, SUNY New Paltz

The Ties that Bound: the Formation of Anglo-America, 1617-67

 

9 November

Andrew Lee, NYU

"The Anarchist Atlantic:  Federica Montseny and her Critics"

and “A Tree Without Fruit, A Rosebush Without Roses” (this chapter precedes the “Anarchist Atlantic” chapter and is optional, discussion will center on “The Anarchist Atlantic”)

 

16 November

Marisa Fuentes, Rutgers University

‘Hanging Matters’: Enslaved Women, Bodily Punishments, and Death in Colonial Bridgetown, Barbados

 

23 November       

Alan Noonan, University College Cork

Coxe and Co.: Irish miner immigration to Pennsylvania

 

30 November       

Karen Graubart, Notre Dame University

"So color de una cofradía":  Catholic Confraternities and the Development of African Ethnicities in Early Colonial Peru

 

SPRING 2010 MEETINGS:

Tuesday 2 February
Thomas Truxes, Trinity College and NYU
“The Most Beneficial and Almost Only Profitable Trade”: The Nassau Privateers and North American Shipping During the Seven Years’ War
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday 9 February
Tom Bender, NYU
The American Revolution in its Global Context
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

26-27 February
Atlantic History Conference: Atlantic Polities in the Long Eighteenth Century
26 February
Anson G. Phelps Lecture: Fredrika Teute, OIEAHC
"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive": Love and Abandon in the1790s

Tuesday 2 March
Kevin McDonald, University of California at Santa Cruz
Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Making an Indo-Atlantic Trade World, 1640-1730
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)


Tuesday 9March
Jane Ohlmeyer, Trinity College Dublin
Making Ireland English: The Aristocracy and Seventeenth-Century Ireland
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday 23 March
Bryan Waterman, NYU
Seduction, Speculation, and post-Revolutionary American Literary Culture: The Morton-Apthorp Affair in Boston and Beyond
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday 30 March
Tim Coates, College of Charleston
The Imperial Prison of Luanda: European Convict Labor, and Forced Emigration to the Angolan Colony, 1880-1932
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday 13 April
Kristin Block, Florida Atlantic University
Commerce, Exploitation, and the Religious Politics of the Early Caribbean

King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday 27 April
Anelise Shrout, NYU
"Who is to pay?
  The empire?  The island?”: Imperial Anxieties and the Irish Famine in London
Appendix     
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)


Fall 2009 MEETINGS:

Tuesday 22 September
Jennifer Egloff, NYU
Keeping Track of it All: How Early Modern English and British North American People Situated Themselves in Time
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday 6 October
Holly Brewer, NCSU
Slavery and Sovereignty in Early Virginia and the British Atlantic
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday 27 October
Ned Blackhawk, Yale
"Dey Take Indian for Slave": Visions of Enslavement in Marcus Rediker's The Slave Ship and Barry Unsworth's Sacred Hunger
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday 3 November
Leo Garofalo, Connecticut College
The Case of Diego Suarez: Defining Empire through Afro-Iberian Incorporation and Movement in the Early Ibero-American World
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday 17 November
Claire Levenson, NYU
Trade Tensions and the Consequences of Land Disputes: Georgia Settlers and Creek Indians in the Mid-Eighteenth Century Southeast
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday 1 December
Aaron Slater, NYU
An Empire of Fishermen: Domestic Challenges to English Claims of Mare Clausum
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday 8 December
James Delbourgo, Rutgers
Species of Mobility: "Sir Hans Sloane's Milk Chocolate" and "The Whole History of the Cacao"

 

SPRING 2009 MEETINGS:

Tuesday, January 27--CANCELLED
*Karen Auman's presentation has been rescheduled for April.  An email will be circulated when an exact date has been confirmed.

*PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS WEEKEND
Friday and Saturday, February 20-21

Aaron Slater, NYU
"Public Projects and Private Property: Constructing a Land Regime in17th-Century Virginia."
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, March 10, 12:30 PM
John Waters, NYU
"Liberty in Louisiana? Legal and Literary Subjects in a Mixed Jurisdiction."
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, March 24, 12:30 PM
Gabriel Paquette, Trinity College Cambridge
"
'The Unhappiest Place in the World': Portugal and Southern Africa, c. 1750-1850."
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, March 31, 12:30 PM--RESCHEDULED
*Kirsten Schultz's presentation has been rescheduled for April 14.

Tuesday, April 7, 12:30 PM
Ada Ferrer, NYU
"Cuba in the Age of the Haitian Revolution."
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, April 14, 12:30 PM
Kirsten Schultz, Seton Hall University
"Azeredo Coutinho's Defense of Slavery and the Luso-Brazilian Empire."
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, April 21, 12:30PM
Emily Rose
"The Merchant, The Pirate, and The Planter: Three Models of Colonial Development."
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)


The King Juan Carlos Center is located at 53 Washington Square South, next doorto Judson Memorial Church (clickhere for a map).

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FALL 2008 MEETINGS:

Tuesday, September 9, 12:30 pm
Organizational Meeting and Informal Introduction
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, September 16, 12:30 pm
Sally Hadden, Florida State University (bio)

"Joseph Bennett's Legal Tourism in New England, 1740-1741"

KingJuan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, October 7, 12:30 pm
Susanne Lachenicht, Hamburg University (bio)
"Culture Clash and Hubris: The History and Historiography of Huguenots in Germany and the Atlantic World"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, October 21, 12:30 pm
Kevin Arlyck, NYU (bio)
"Prosecutors, Plaintiffs, and Privateers: Litigation, Diplomacy, and the Role of Federal Courts in Foreign Affairs, 1816-1820"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, October 28, 12:30 pm
François Furstenberg, University of Montreal (bio)
"George Washington: Transatlantic Slaveowner and Abolitionist?"

King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, November 11, 12:30 pm
Juliana Barr, University of Florida (bio)
"In Search of La Dama Azul (The Lady in Blue): A Genealogy of Spanish-Indian Encounters in the Borderlands"

King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

*ANSON G. PHELPS LECTURE*
Monday, November 17, 4:30 pm

"WORD AND IMAGE IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF HOBBES"

Quentin Skinner, Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities
Queen Mary, University of London (bio)
(click here for Professor Skinner's curriculum vitae)

*This year's Anson G. Phelps lecture is presented in cooperation with the NYU Humanities Initiative.The lecture will be held at their new facility at 20 Cooper Square (click here for a map).

Tuesday, December 2, 12:30 pm
Benjamin Carp, Tufts University (bio)
"Teapot in a Tempest: The Boston Tea Party of 1773"

King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, December 9, 12:30 pm
Betsy Esch, Barnard College (bio)
"'Any Color as Long as It's Black': Consuming Race and Managing Nation in Ford's Empire of Production"

King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

 

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SPRING 2008 MEETINGS:

Tuesday, January 22, 12:30 pm
Fred Cooper, New York University
A discussion on Identity and Modernity

Tuesday, January 29, 12:30 pm
Elizabeth Mancke, University of Akron

Paul Grant-Costa, Yale University

Discourses of Erasure: Strategies and Counterstrategies of Dispossession in Anglo-Amerindian Commerce
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, February 12, 12:30 pm
Chris Schmidt-Nowara, Fordham University
Local Hispanisms: Spanish History and American Empire, 1898-1915
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, February 26, 12:30 pm
Clifton Crais, Emory University
Cape of Storms: Sara Baartman and the Colonial Invention of the Hottentot Venus
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, March 4, 12:30 pm
Philip J. Stern, American University
Qua panditur orbis vis unita fortior, or, just how far does the Atlantic go?: The case of the 'Darien' Company, 1695-1707

King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, March 11, 12:30 pm
Stephan Palmi_, University of Chicago
Slavery, Historicism, and the Poverty of Memorialization

King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, April 1, 12:30 pm
Nicole Eustace, New York University
*Book Party: Passion is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution, UNC Press, Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early  American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Alsosee, Nicole Eustace, "The Sentimental Paradox: Humanity and Violence on the Pennsylvania Frontier," WMQ, 3rd ser. LXV (2008),29-64.
KingJuan Carlos Center, Room 607 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, April 15, 12:30 pm
Rebecca Cole Heinowitz, Bard College
"An Empire in Men's Heats:" Commerce, Colonialism, and the Enlightenment Rewriting of Spanish America
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

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FALL 2007 MEETINGS:

*ANSONG. PHELPS LECTURE:
Tuesday, September 18, 4:00 pm, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, screening room
Philip D. Morgan, Johns Hopkins University
"The World of Books and the World of Slavery in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica"

Tuesday, September 25, 12:30 pm
Carla Pestana, Miami University of Ohio
Authorization, Protection and Identity: the ties that bound the early English Atlantic
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, October 2, 12:30 pm
John Shovlin, New York University                                           
Selling Empire on the Eve of the Seven Years’ War: The French Propaganda Campaign of1755-56
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, October 9, 12:30 pm
Gerard Aching, New York University                                           
Freedom From Liberation: Slavery and Literary Sensibility in Cuba
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, October 16, 12:30 pm
Chris Apap, New York University                                              
Hostile Terrain: Washington Irving's Deluded Histories of Exploration
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, October 30, 12:30 pm
Stephen Clucas, Birkbeck College, University of London                                         
'Full satisfaction for your ease': natural philosophy, patronage and the service ethos in the Northumberland circle
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, November 6, 12:30 pm
Noah Gelfand, N
ew York University
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, November 27, 12:30 pm
Jenny Shaw, New York University
Chapter 1 (Dissertation)
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, December 4, 12:30 pm
Pat Bonomi, New York University
The African Diaspora, Christianity, and the Law in Colonial British America
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

 

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SPRING 2007 MEETINGS:

Tuesday, January 23, 12:30 pm
Marcela Echeverri, New York University
"'Enraged to the limit of despair.' Infanticide and Slave Judicial Strategies in Barbacoas, 1788-1798"

Friday, February 9 - Saturday, February 10, Conference, Glucksman Ireland House
"Rethinking Boundaries: Transformations in Methods and Approaches to Atlantic History"
For details of the conference program CLICK HERE

Friday, February 16, 12:00 noon *PLEASE NOTE EXCEPTIONAL DATEAND TIME
Jean O'Brien-Kehoe, University of Minnesota
"Commemoration, Resistance, and Sovereignty in William Ape's_s "Eulogy on King Philip""

Tuesday, February 20, 12:30 pm
Jorge Silva, New York University
"Mapping Havana's Libres de Color: An Exploratory Essay on Free People of Color in Early-Nineteenth-Century Havana."

Tuesday, March 6, 4:30 pm **POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2007**
Phelps Lecture: Philip D. Morgan, Johns Hopkins University
"The World of Books and the World of Slavery in Jamaica"

Tuesday, March 20, 12:30 pm
Aaron Slater, New York University
"Imperial Projects and Parliamentary Politics: The Debates on the Colonies in the Parliament of 1621"

Tuesday, March 27, 12:30 pm
Simon Middleton, Sheffield University
"Order and Authority in New Netherland. Or, was Peter Stuyvesant Really Such a Bad Guy?"

Tuesday, April 10, 12:30 pm
Dror Wahrman, Indiana University
"Invisible Hands: order and disorder, chance and providence from the 1720 'bubbles' to Adam Smith"

Tuesday, April 24, 12:30 pm
Molly Nolan, New York University
Europe and America, 1890-1914: Still an Atlantic World?

 

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FALL 2006 MEETINGS:

Monday, September 11, 12:30 pm
Jennifer Egloff, New York University
Ralegh’s Discoverie…of Guiana: A Case Study in the Early Modern Transmission of Knowledge
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, September 26, 12:30 pm
Christopher Hodson, McNeil Center
Toward a New Southern History: Empire, Enlightenment, and Old Regime France's Encounter with Terra Australis Incognita
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, October 3, 12:30 pm
Ivar McGrath, Trinity College Dublin
Ireland and the Expansion of the British Empire in the Atlantic World, 1692-1770: Public Finance and the Army
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, October 31, 12:30 pm
Noah Gelfand, New York University
From Sugar to Molasses: The Development of Jewish Commerce in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Atlantic World
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, November 7, 12:30 pm
Lisa Voigt, University of Chicago
Navigating Anglo-Iberian Relations: Captivity and Piracy in the Early Modern Atlantic
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, November 28, 12:30 pm
William Armshaw, New York University
The Amelia Expedition: Revolutionary Piracy and the Contours of American Expansion
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, December 12, 12:30 pm
Jenny Shaw , New York University
"Worshipping God in their Hearts": Irish Religious Practices in an English Atlantic World
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 (53 Washington Square South)

 

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SPRING 2006 MEETINGS:

Tuesday, January 24, 12:30 pm
Christian Crouch, New York University
"Problems of War and Honor in the French American Empire during the Seven Years' War"
Catholic Center, 238 Thompson Street - 2nd Floor (Between Washington Square South and W.3rd Street)

Tuesday, February 7, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Jennifer Anderson, New York University
"Veneers of Civility: The Changing Face of Mahogany in Nineteenth Century America"

Christian Crouch, New York University
"The Zeal of the King's Arms: Legitimate War Violence and French Honor in New France"
Catholic Center, 238 Thompson Street - 2nd Floor (Between Washington Square South and W.3rd Street)

Tuesday, February 28, 4:30 pm - PLEASE NOTE EXCEPTIONAL TIMEAND LOCATION
Richard Kagan, Johns Hopkins University
Narrative and Empire: The 'Official' History of Spain's Empire in the New World
King Juan Carlos Center, Portrait Room, First Floor (53 Washington Square South)

Tuesday, March 28, 12:30 pm
Kristin Block, Rutgers University/McNeil Center and Jenny Shaw, New York University
"Irish Identities and Inter-Imperial Strategies in the 17th Century"
Catholic Center, 238 Thompson Street - 2nd Floor (Between Washington Square South and W.3rd Street)

Tuesday, April 4, 12:30 pm
Alejandro Ca_eque, New York University
"On Modernity, Colonialism, and the Spanish Empire in the New World"
Catholic Center, 238 Thompson Street - 2nd Floor (Between Washington Square South and W.3rd Street)

Tuesday, April 11, 12:30 pm
April Hatfield, Texas A&M and the McNeil Center for Early American History
"Land, Sea, and Law: Jurisdiction, Borders, and Anglo-Spanish Rivalry in the Early Modern Atlantic World"
Catholic Center, 238 Thompson Street - 2nd Floor (Between Washington Square South and W.3rd Street)

Tuesday, April 18, 12:30 pm
Jennifer Morgan, New York University
"Accounting for Women in Slavery: Demography, Colonial Numeracy, and the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade"
Catholic Center, 238 Thompson Street - 2nd Floor (Between Washington Square South and W.3rd Street)

                                   

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FALL 2005 MEETINGS:

Tuesday, September 20, 12:30 pm
Irene Silverblatt, Duke University
"Peru and the Colonial Origins of the Civilized World"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Friday, September 30, 12:30 pm
Atlantic World Field Discussion
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, October 4, 12:30 pm
Evan Haefeli, Columbia University
"The Long Finn and the Delaware's 1669 Uproar: A Swedish Atlantic?"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, October 11, 12:30 pm
Ellen Gunnarsdottir, Independent Scholar
"The Counter Reformation across the Atlantic: Francisca de los Angeles and the Missionaries of Propaganda Fide"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, October 25, 12:30 pm
Pedro Machado, New York University
"The currency that is accepted in ports: Locating South Asian textiles in East Central Africa in the 18th & 19th centuries"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, November 8, 12:30 pm
Daniel Hulsebosch, New York University
"Nothing But Freedom: Somerset's Case and the British Empire"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, November 15, 12:30 pm

****POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 2006****
Christian Crouch, New York University
"Almost Indian and Barely French?: Problems of War and Honor in the French American Empire during the Seven Years' War"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527
 

Tuesday, November 29, 12:30 pm. Co-Sponsored with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Language Studies
John Charles, Tulane University
"Unreliable Confessions: Ritual and Legalistic Uses of Khipu in the Colonial Andean Parish"
Catholic Center, 238 Thompson Street - 2nd Floor (Between Washington Square South and W.3rd Street)

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SPRING 2005 MEETINGS:

Wednesday, January 19, 12:30
Joseph C. Miller, University of Virginia
"Discourses of Abolition: Slavery as Civic Abomination"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, January 25, 12:30
Thomas Cogswell, University of California, Riverside
“'In the Power of the State': Mr. Anys's Project and the Tobacco Colonies, 1626-1630”
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, February 15, 12:30
James Horn, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
"Slaughter at Roanoak: Finding the Lost Colonists and a Tale of Two Virginias"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Wednesday, March 9, 12:30
Karen Racine, University of Guelph
"Anahuac Meets Albion: Mexicans in London, 1806-1830"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, April 5, 12:30
Choukiel-Hamel, Arizona State University
"Morocco and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, April 12, 12:30
Jean and John Comaroff, University of Chicago
"Figuring Crime: Quantifacts and the Production of the Un/Real"
"Abridged Version"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 607

Tuesday, April 26, 12:30
Jenny Shaw, New York University
"Keeping the faith: Irish Catholicism on Barbados, 1650-1700"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, May 3, 12:30
Christian Crouch, New York University
"For the Greater Glory of a Greater France: Reshaping the Correlation between the
rules of war, empire, and absolutism in relation to New France"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, May 10, 12:30
Noah L. Gelfand, New York University
"The Irrelevance of Peter Stuyvesant: Jews in New Amsterdam and New York City in the Seventeenth Century"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527 
 

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FALL 2004 MEETINGS:

Tuesday, September 21, 12:30
Alison Games, Georgetown University
"Madagascar, 1635-1650: Atlantic Constraints on Indian Ocean Plantations"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, September 28, 12:30
Matt Mulcahy, Loyola College, Baltimore
“The English Encounter with Hurricanes”
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, October 12, 12:30
Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Bryn Mawr College
"Imperial Panama's Rebellious Slaves in Atlantic Context"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, October 19, 12:30
John Gillis, Rutgers University
"Worlds of Loss: Atlantic Islands in the Nineteenth Century"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, October 26, 12:30
Barbara Fuchs, University of Pennsylvania
"Traveling Epic: Translating Ercilla's Araucana in the Old World"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

****Joseph Miller's workshop has been postponed - will berescheduled for the spring****
Joseph C. Miller, University of Virginia
"Discourses of Abolition:  Abolition as Discourse"
 

Tuesday, November 16, 12:30
Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh
"Toward a History of the Slave Ship"
King Juan Carlos Center, Auditorium
Sponsored by the History Department, Tamiment Library and the Atlantic World Workshop
There is no precirculated paper for this event

Tuesday, December 14, 12:30
Noah L. Gelfand, New York University
"A Godly Community of Merchants: Curacaoan Jewry, 1654-1732"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527
 
 

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SPRING 2004 MEETINGS:

Tuesday, February 10, 11:00
Jordana Dym, Skidmore
“Citizen of Which Republic?: Foreigners and the Construction of Citizenship in Revolutionary Central America,
ca.1808-1840”
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 602

Tuesday, February 24, 12:30
Daniel Richter, University of Pennsylvania
"Voyagers to the East: Virginia Algonquians and the Atlantic World, 1560-1622."
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, March 9, 12:30
Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut
"Whale Meat in American History"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, April 6, 12:30
Kerry Ward, Rice University
“Disciplining Empire: soldiers, sailors, servants and slaves in the Dutch East India Company's colony at the Cape of Good Hope, c1652-1795”
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, April 13, 12:30
Jenny Shaw, NYU
““I believe them till an enemy appear”: English Anxiety, Irish Troublemakers and Imperial Struggle in the Caribbean, 1650-1713”
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, April 20, 12:30
Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland
"Toward a Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: empire, location, creolization."
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, May 4, 12:30
Noah Gelfand, NYU
"Sugar and God: A Family Portrait of Sephardic Commerce and Community in Dutch Brazil"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, May 18, 12:30
Donna Merwick, Center for Cross-Cultural Research, Australia National University
"The Shame and the Sorrow: Interpreting Dutch-Amerindian Encounters in New Netherland"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527


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FALL 2003 MEETINGS

Tuesday, September 9, 12:30
Michael LaCombe, NYU
"Food and Authority in the English Atlantic World"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, September 23, 12:30
Jane Landers, Vanderbilt University
"The Circulation of Ideas Among 'Atlantic Creoles' in Nineteenth-Century Cuba"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, October 7, 12:30
Noah Gelfand, NYU
"Jacob Leisler: A Life and Death in the Atlantic World, 1640-1691"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, October 14, 12:30
Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert, McGill University.
"Settling Upon the Seas: The Forging of the Portuguese Nation in the Early Modern Atlantic"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, October 28, 12:30
John Thornton and Linda Heywood, Boston University.
"Central African Culture and Memory in Africa and the Atlantic"
King Juan Carlos Center,  Room 527

Tuesday, November 4, 12:30
 Co-sponsored with the NYU Department of Anthropology
Richard and Sally Price, College of William and Mary.
"The Root of Roots: Or, How Afro-American Anthropology Got Its Start"
King Juan Carlos Center,  Room 607

Tuesday, November 18, 12:30
Christian Crouch, NYU
"Deceit, Truth, and Honor before the Seven Years' War"
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, December 2, 12:30
Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University.
"Empires that Bleed: Mercantilism and Political Authority in the Iberian Atlantic"
King Juan Carlos Center,  Room 527

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SPRING 2002 MEETINGS

Tuesday, February 12, 12:30
Emily Rose, Independent Scholar
Dear Mom and Dad: Send Food! Richard Freethorn’s Letter from America (1623)
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, February 26, 12:30
Linda Colley, London School of Economics & Political Science
New Trends in Imperial and Atlantic History
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Tuesday, March 5, 12:30
Elijah Gould, University of New Hampshire
Zones of Law, Zones of Violence: The Legal Geography of the British Atlantic, c. 1772
King Juan Carlos Center,  Room 527

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FALL 2001 MEETINGS

Jaap Jacobs, University of Amsterdam
"Peter Stuyvesant and the Role of the Dutch in the Atlantic World."
Tuesday, October 30, 12:30
King Juan CarlosCenter, Room 527

Allan MacInnes, University of Aberdeen,
"Scottish Entrepreneurs, American Colonists, and British State Formation."
Tuesday, November 6, 12:30
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 527

Robin Blackburn, The New School
Tuesday, November13, 3:30-5:00
King Juan Carlos Center, First Floor, Portrait Room, >Co-sponsored with the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

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FALL 2000 MEETINGS

Joel Budd, NYU, History (ABD), "What did the English really learn from the Indians? Colonial ethnography in transatlantic context"
Wednesday, November8, 12 Noon
King Juan Carlos Center (KJC), Room 607
(Co-sponsored by the Programs in the Atlantic World and the African Diaspora)

Mark Thurner (U. of Florida, Gainesville), "After Spanish Rule: Rethinking the Postcolonial from the Americas"
Thursday, November16, 6:30 PM
Spanish Department, Room 615, 726 Broadway
(Co-sponsored with the Spanish Department)

Celia Wu (Visiting Scholar, John Carter Brown)
"Bolivar and San Martin: The Contemporary British Views"
Thursday Nov. 30, 4:00 pm
KJC, Room 404 W

David Brading (Visiting Scholar, John Carter Brown; Cambridge Univ.)
"Transformations of Tradition:  Our Lady of Guadalupe"
Friday, Dec. 1,12:00
KJC, Room 607

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SPRING 2000 MEETINGS

Tuesday, March 7, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Room 404W, King Juan Carlos Center
Kirsten Schultz, "Tragedy and Triumph:  The Politics of Royal Exile"
Wednesday, March 22, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Room 607,KJC
Henry Abelove, English Dept., Wesleyan University
Tuesday, March28, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Room 607, KJC

History Department panel:  "The Atlantic World", with
David Armitage, History, Columbia University
Antonio Feros, History, NYU
Ada Ferrer, History, NYU
Michael Gomez, History, NYU

Monday, May 1, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Room 404 W, KJCC
Alejandra Osorio, SUNY-Stony Brook, "A Tale of Two Cities: Lima's Rivalry with Cuzco to Represent Peru"

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FALL 1999 MEETINGS

Chris Schmidt-Nowara, Fordham University
Date/Time: Tues.October 19
Title: "The Specter of Las Casas: Writing Colonial History in Nineteenth-Century Cuba and Spain"
 Copies of his paper are available to read in the Warren Dean Reading Room (KJCC, 7thFloor)
Chris is the author of Empire and Slavery: Spain, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, 1833-1874, a study of the debates over slavery and abolition in the Spanish-speaking world that is hot off the press.

Markku Peltonen, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Title: "Republicanism and Citizenship in Elizabethan England"
Date: Monday, November 22nd.

December 1:
Antonio Manuel Hespanha, Universida de Nova de Lisboa, Yale University
"Commemoration, History and Inter-Cultural Dialogue: Recollections and
 Reflections on the Portuguese Celebrations of Gama's Voyage (1498-1998)"
 
 

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