WMQ-EMSI Workshop

Before 1607

Huntington Library
Ahmanson Classroom and Richards' Courtyard

Presenters’ papers are precirculated among the workshop participants. In each hour-long session devoted to a particular paper, brief respondents’ comments will be followed by thirty minutes of discussion among the participants. Audience members will then be invited to join the conversation.

Registration is limited; requests for registration and access to the workshop papers should be sent to Kelly Crawford (kscraw@wm.edu).

WMQ Convener's Essay

Karen Ordahl Kupperman's convener's essay on the WMQ-EMSI workshop "Before 1607" is in the January 2015 edition of the William and Mary Quarterly.

Friday, May 24, 2013

9-9:30am ~ Coffee

Welcome and Introduction

Peter Mancall,
Early Modern Studies Institute
Christopher Grasso, William and Mary Quarterly
Karen Ordahl Kupperman, New  York University

Session 1 
Robbie Ethridge, University of Mississippi
"The Native South at the Time of Contact"

Session 2
Sophie Lemercier-Goddard, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
"Writing the Nation: Voyages in Search of the Northwest Passage, 1576-1583"

12-1:30pm ~ Lunch

Session 3
Mark Peterson, University of California, Berkeley
"City Thinking in the Early Modern Atlantic World"

Session 4
Christopher Bilodeau, Dickinson College
"French and English Imperial Styles in Colonial Maine, 1604-1608"

3:30-4pm ~ Coffee

Session 5
Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University
"Knowlege Transfer and Invention: Representations of the Virginia Algonquians, 1585-1624"

Saturday, May 25, 2013

9-9:30am ~ Coffee

Session 6
Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania
"State-Forms, Chief Forms, and Transformations"

Session 7
Molly Warsh, University of Pittsburgh
"Subjects and Objects in Flux, 1555-1600"

11:30am-12noon ~ Coffee

Session 8
Robert Morrissey, University of Illinois
"Illinois Ethnogenesis: Native Power in the Borderlands before 1607"

1-2:30pm ~ Lunch

Session 9
Peter Cook, University of Victoria
"The Invention of American Kingship in Sixteenth-Century Europe"

Final Discussion
Karen Ordahl Kupperman, New York University

The WMQ-EMSI Workshops are sponsored by the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and are hosted by the Huntington Library and the University of Southern California.

The Huntington Research Library: Registration to the WMQ-EMSI workshop does not include access to the research library. If you wish to use the library, arrangements MUST be made in advance through the Reader Services Department by following the application procedures outlined on the Huntington’s website: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=586. Workshop participants who fail to apply for reading privileges in advance will not be admitted into the library, so please make arrangements as far in advance as possible.  

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