Lewis Walpole Library: Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

Event time: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 9:45am to Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
The Graduate Club See map
155 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The Lewis Walpole Library presents a conference:

Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

preliminary schedule (subject to change)

Day 1. Friday, February 9, 2018

  • 9:45 Registration. Coffee
  • 10:15 Opening Remarks
  • Session 1. 10:30 What is Empire? Chair TBD
    • Onur Ulas Ince , School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University
    •  Douglas Fordham, Art History, University of Virginia
    • James Vaughn, History, University of Texas, Austin
  • 12:00 Lunch, The Graduate Club for all attendees
  • Session 2. 1:00 Conceptualizing Political Economy. Chair TBD
    • Ashley L. Cohen, English, Georgetown University
    •  David Stasavage, Silver Professor of Politics, New York University
    • Abigail Swingen, Department of History, Texas Tech University
  • Session 3. 2:30 Indigenous Peoples, Chair TBD
    • Brendan Kane, History, University of Connecticut
    • Gregory E. Dowd, History, University of Michigan
    • Professor Maxine Berg, History, University of Warwick

DAY 2, Friday, February 10, 2018

  • 9:45 Coffee
  • 10:15 Welcome.
  • Session 4. 10:30 Slavery. Chair TBD
    • Marissa Fuentes, History and Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
    • James Oakes, Distinguished Professor, American History, The Graduate Center, CUNY
    • Julia Gaffield, History, Georgia State University
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • Session 5. 1:00 Material Culture. Chair TBD
    • Robbie Richardson, English, University of Kent
    • Catherine A. Molineux, History, Vanderbilt
    • Margaret M. Bruchac, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Session 6: 2:30 Alliance and Diplomacy. Chair TBD
    • Eric Hinderaker, History, University of Utah
    • Sarah Rivett, English, Princeton University
    • Holly Shaffer, Art History, Brown University
    • Stephen Conway, History, University College London
Free but register in advance
Open to: 
General Public