Rocky Mountain Seminar in Early American History Mini-Conference

Date(s) - 01/23/2016
All Day

3714 HBLL


Following turns to the transnational and hemispheric, early Americanists are now extending their view of America to attend to global oceanic and terrestrial contexts. Our mini-conference at BYU on January 23rd will interrogate the possibilities this global turn opens and the challenges it presents. In order to promote true interdisciplinarity, each panel features both a historian and a literary scholar whose work demonstrates the potential of this productive development in early American scholarship. The conference is open to both faculty and students interested in attending.


Panel A, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (238 HRCB):

Sara E.sara_johnson Johnson, University of California – San Diego, “Librairie Moreau de Saint-Mery: A Case Study in the ‘Global’ Scholarship of an Early Philadelphia Bookstore”




Pphilip_sternhilip Stern, Duke University, “The Seventeenth-Century Global British Empire: A Tale of Three Corporations”






Panel B, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (238 HRCB):

allison_bigelowAllison Bigelow, University of Virginia, “Global Currents, Local Currencies: Copper Diplomacies in the Early Americas”




Emily Conroy-Krutz, Michigan State University, “The Emily_Conroy-KrutzForgotten Wife: Debating American Gender Norms in India”

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