May 25, 2012
9-9:30am ~ Coffee
Welcome and Introduction
Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute
Christopher Grasso, William and Mary Quarterly
Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School
Steven W. Hackel, University of California Riverside
"The Many Worlds of Father Junipero Serra, California's Founding Father"
Rachel Hope Cleves, University of Victoria, British Columbia
"'Miss Bryant was the Man': A Female Husband in Early America"
Gregory Nobles, Georgia Tech
"Audubon's Origins: A Sketchy Self-Portrait in Black and White"
1-2:30pm ~ Lunch
Martha S. Jones, University of Michigan
"Popote: A Life History of Slavery, Law, and the Haitian Diaspora"
3:30-4pm ~ Coffee
Joshua Piker, University of Oklahoma
"'Called by us the Acorn Whistler': Biography, Microhistory, and the Ragged Edge of the Historical Record"