“Resisting Enslavement in Vast Early America”


William & Mary Quarterly-EMSI Workshop 2024

Convener: Jennifer L. Morgan, New York University

Friday & Saturday, May 31 & June 1, 2024

Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA
Stewart R. Smith Board Room

This workshop is co-sponsored by the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute and the Omohundro Institute.

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Congratulations to our 2024-2025 EMSI Fellows!

EMSI Fellows, 2024–2025

We are proud to present the EMSI Faculty Fellows & Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow for the upcoming academic year.

Anne Goldgar

Garrett and Anne Van Hunnick Chair in European History, USC
EMSI Faculty Fellow, Spring 2025

Project Title:
The Nova Zembla Expedition & Dutch Identity

Anne Goldgar

Ketaki Pant

Assistant Professor of History, USC
EMSI Faculty Fellow, Spring 2025

Project Title:
Gender, Debt, and Decolonization in the Indo-Tibetan Borderlands

Ketaki Pant

Daisy Reid

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, USC
EMSI Ph.D. Dissertation Fellow, 2024–2025

Dissertation Title:
On Vegetables and Vermin: The Politics of Insect-Plant Encounters from the Early Modern to the Anthropocene

Daisy Reid

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EMSI Distinguished Lecturer, 2024

Ada Ferrer, New York University

William & Mary Quarterly-EMSI Workshop

Resisting Enslavement in Vast Early America

Early Modern map depicting a ship surrounded by compasses.

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Land Acknowledgement
The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) exists on the ancestral lands of the Gabrielino-Tongva and Kizh Nation peoples who continue to call this region home. EMSI respectfully acknowledges these Indigenous peoples as the traditional caretakers of this landscape, as the direct descendants of the first people. EMSI recognizes their continued presence and is grateful to have the opportunity to work and learn on this land.