Conference | Global Encounters and the Archives

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on December 15, 2017

From The Lewis Walpole Library:

Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century
The Graduate Club, New Haven, 9–10 February 2018

As part of the Lewis Walpole Library’s celebration of Horace Walpole’s tercentenary and the 100th anniversary of W.S. Lewis’s Yale class of 1918, the library is working with Steve Pincus, Bradford Durfee Professor of History, Yale University, to organize a two-day conference on Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10, 2018, to consider how current multi-disciplinary methodologies invite creative research in archival and special collections at the Lewis Walpole Library and beyond. Planned thematic sessions include “What is Empire?,” “Conceptualizing Political Economy,” “Slavery,” “Indigenous Peoples,” “Diplomacy,” and “Material Culture.” This conference is organized in association with the exhibition, Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire during the Age of Horace Walpole. The conference will be held at The Graduate Club, 155 Elm Street, New Haven Connecticut 06511.

F R I D A Y ,  9  F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 8

9:45  Registration and Coffee

10:15  Opening Remarks

10:30  1 | What is Empire?
• 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

1:00  2 | Conceptualizing Political Economy
• Ashley L. Cohen, English, Georgetown University
• David Stasavage, Silver Professor of Politics, New York University
• Abigail Swingen, Department of History, Texas Tech University

2:30  3 | Indigenous Peoples
• Brendan Kane, History, University of Connecticut
• Gregory E. Dowd, History, University of Michigan
• Maxine Berg, History, University of Warwick

S A T U R D A Y ,  1 0  F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 8

9:45  Coffee

10:15  Welcome

10:30  4 | Slavery
• 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

1:00  5 | Material Culture
• Robbie Richardson, English, University of Kent
• Catherine A. Molineux, History, Vanderbilt
• Margaret M. Bruchac, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

2:30  6 | Alliance and Diplomacy
• Eric Hinderaker, History, University of Utah
• Sarah Rivett, English, Princeton University
• Holly Shaffer, Art History, Brown University
• Stephen Conway, History, University College London

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