WMQ-EMSI Workshop

Age of Revolutions

Huntington Library
Brody Botanical Center, Ahmanson Classroom

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).

Friday, May 30, 2014

9:00–9:30am    Coffee

9:30–10:30am    Welcome and Introduction

Peter C. Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute
Eric Slauter, William and Mary Quarterly

Convener’s Introduction
Sarah Knott, Indiana University

10:00–11:00am    Session 1

Edward Rugemer, Yale University
“Resistance and the Politicization of Black Slavery during the American Revolution”

11:00–12:00pm    Session 2

Bronwen Everill, King’s College, London
“Moral Revolutions in the African Atlantic”

12:00–1:30pm    Lunch

1:30–2:30pm    Session 3

Ashli White, University of Miami
“Terrible Amusements”

2:30–3:30pm    Session 4

Marcela Echeverri, Yale University
“Royalism and Revolution in Popayán, 1809–1819”

3:30–4:00pm    Coffee

4:00–5:00    Session 5

Janet Polasky, University of New Hampshire
“Revolutionary Cosmopolitans in Small Spaces, 1776–1789”

Saturday, May 31, 2014

9:00–9:30am    Coffee

9:30–10:30am    Session 6

Julia Gaffield, Jane Kamensky, and Susan S. Lanser, Brandeis University
“What We Saw at the Revolutions: A Field Report”

10:30–11:30am    Session 7

Kate Carté Engel, Southern Methodist University
“‘The Cause of True Religion’: International Protestantism and the American Revolution”

11:30–12:00pm    Coffee

12:00–1:00pm    Session 8

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, University of Southern California
“Seafarers and the Navigation of Citizenship in the 1790s”

1:00–2:30pm    Lunch

2:30–3:30pm    Session 9

Natale Zappia, Whittier College
“Revolutions in the Grass: Politics and Food Systems in Continental North America, 1763–1848”

3:30–4:30pm    Final Discussion

Sarah Knott, Indiana University

The WMQ-EMSI Workshops are sponsored by the University of Southern California-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (with financial support from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation) 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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