6th EEASA Conference 2016 – Final Programme

logo-eeasa6th biannual conference of the European Early American Studies Association
Paris, France, December 8-10, 2016
Space, Mobility, and Power in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850

Conference Programme (click here to download as single PDF file)

The PRECIRCULATED PAPERS can be downloaded here (the page is password-protected)

Maps and directions! (PDF)

Thursday December 8, 2016
Université Paris Diderot
Halle aux farines (Hall F)
10 rue Françoise Dolto, 75013 Paris

8.30 a.m.-2.15 p.m. – Registration

9 a.m.-10.45 a.m. – First morning session

Salle des Thèses (580F)
Circulations of Transatlantic Science
Chair: Irmina Wawrzyczek, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin                                           

  • Kristen Block (The University of Tennessee-Knoxville), Water, Fluidity, and the Permeable Body: Creole Medical Dialogues in the Early Caribbean
  • Juliane Braun (Universität Bonn, Germany), Imperial circuits of scientific knowledge: Pacific Exploration, Atlantic Slavery, and the Transplantation of the Breadfruit Tree
  • Alice Marples (King’s College London), The Mobility of Scholarly, Commercial and Colonial Knowledge in Atlantic Botanical Networks

Room 574F
Empires at the margins
Chair: Andrew O’Shaughnessy, International Jefferson Studies Center, Monticello

  • James Dator (Goucher College), Imperial Indifference and Islander Culture in the Leeward Archipelago, c. 1650-1750
  • Garrett Fontenot (University of Notre Dame), French Louisiana’s 1768 Revolt Against the Spanish Empire
  • Csaba Lévai (Debrecen University), Peoples, Commodities, and Culture in Negotiations Between the United States and the Habsburg Empire in the 1780s
  • Samantha Seeley (University of Richmond), Managing Mobility and Making States in the Post-Revolutionary Northwest Territory

 10.45 a.m.- 11.15 a.m. – Coffee break

 

11.15 a.m.-1 p.m. – Second morning session

 Salle des Thèses (580F)
Circulations of racialized science
Chair: Will Slauter, Université Paris Diderot

  • Susan Branson (Syracuse University), Phrenology and the Science of Race in Early America
  • Marcel Hartwig, (Universität Siegen, Germany), A Web of Friends: Transnational Quaker Networks and the Pennsylvania Medical Library
  • Tim Lockley (University of Warwick), Medicine, Race and the recruitment of slaves to serve in the British West India Regiments in the 1790s

Room 574F
Circulations of Transatlantic religion
Chair: Susanne Lachenicht, Universität Bayreuth

  • Lucia Bergamasco (Université d’Orléans), Transatlantic Evangelical Connections during the Second Great Awakening
  • Christine Croxall (Washington University, St. Louis), Church and State Entwined in the Mississippi River Valley: Native Spaces, Catholic Missions, and the Chimera of Civilization in the Early Nineteenth Century
  • Carla Gardina Pestana (UCLA), The Early Quakers, Religious Dispersion and Managing Mobility in the 17th century Atlantic

 

1 p.m.-2.15 p.m. – Lunch (for registered participants) and Book talk

Salle des Thèses (580F)

  • Marie-Jeanne Rossignol & Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, eds., The Atlantic World of Anthony Benezet (Brill, 2016)

Room 574F

  • Trevor Burnard, The Plantation Machine: Atlantic Capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016)

 

2.15 p.m.-4 p.m. – Afternoon session

Salle des Thèses (580F)
The economics of empire
Chair: Pierre Gervais, Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle

  • Cynthia Bouton (Texas A&M University), Flour for pesos: the geopolitics and economics of provisioning the Leclerc Expedition to suppress the Revolution in Saint Domingue, 1801-1803
  • Ben Marsh (University of Kent), ‘Un Objet Considerable’: French Silk Schemes, Models, and Problems in America, c.1680-1740
  • Simon Middleton (University of Sheffield), Geopolitics, Colonial Sovereignty, and the Circulation of Paper Money in Early-Eighteenth Century New York
  • Michael Zakim (Tel Aviv University), Importing the World’s Fair:  New York’s Crystal Palace, 1853

 Room 574F
Culture at the margins
Chair: Maurizio Valsania, Università degli studi di Torino

  • Wayne K. Bodle (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Ohiopiomingo, A ‘Real Enough’ Settlement on the Ohio Valley Frontier in the Revolutionary Atlantic World
  • Diane Boucher (Clark University), Balancing Community, Opportunity, and Authority: Negotiating Power in Late Eighteenth-Century Colonial East Florida
  • Lorelle Semley (College of the Holy Cross), Refuge and Redemption in a Nineteenth-Century Black Bordeaux

 4 p.m.-5 p.m. – Break

The keynote lecture will be held at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, together with the reception.
N.B. Due to security reasons, no access is possible for non-registered participants at the Fondation des Etats-Unis. Badges must be worn at all times.
To allow time for traveling between the two venues, the conference schedule includes a one-hour break between the afternoon session and the plenary talk.
Cité Universitaire, Fondation des Etats-Unis, “Grand Salon”, 15 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris
http://www.ciup.fr/fondation-etats-unis/

 

5 p.m.-6.15 p.m. Keynote lecture

Chair: Irmina Wawrzyczek, President of EEASA

  • Ada Ferrer, New York University: “Havana in a World of War, Revolution, and Empire.”

  

6.15 p.m.-8 p.m. – Reception

  

 

Friday December 9, 2016
Université Paris Diderot
Halle aux farines (Hall F)
10 rue Françoise Dolto, 75013 Paris

Maps and directions! (PDF)

8.30 a.m.-2.15 p.m. – Registration

9 a.m.-10.45 a.m. – First morning session

Salle des Thèses (580F)
Local politics at Empire’s margins
Chair: Lauric Henneton, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

  • Gayle K. Brunelle (California State University, Fullerton), Parisian Knowledge versus Local Knowledge in French Guiana: The Case of the Compagnie de la Terre Ferme de l’Amérique, ou la France Equinoctialle, 1651-1655
  • Elizabeth Heijmans (Leiden University), French expansionism and Inter-Imperial Relations in the African Port City of Ouidah (Bight of Benin) during the first half of the 18th century
  • Donald Johnson (North Dakota State University), Negotiating Space and Power in North American Port Cities at the End of the Revolutionary War
  • Alexander Ponsen (University of Pennsylvania), Beyond Cores, Peripheries and Polycentricity: The Diffusion of Sovereignty in Paraguay and São Vicente, 1600-1750

Room 574 F
Circulating gender
Chair: Manuel Covo, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Debra Burnett (University of Glasgow), The Transgressors and Tawdry: The Transportation of Women Convicts to the British Colonies During the Eighteenth Century
  • Leopold Lippert (Universität Salzburg), Transatlantic Bodies of Representation in Robert Hunter’s Androboros (1715)
  • Nancy Christie (University of Western Ontario) and Michael Gauvreau (McMaster University, Canada), Contested Spaces of Law and Economy: Gendered Power within Merchant Networks in Quebec, 1760-1820

 Room 575 F
“Race”, Revolutions, and mobility       
Chair: Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, Université Paris 8-Vincennes St Denis

  • Andy Cabot (Université Paris Diderot), « Au milieu de ces désastres dont les suites se feront sentir longtemps »: Saint-Domingue and Atlantic diplomacy, 1791-1794
  • Thierry Drapeau (University at Buffalo-SUNY), The “Western Wave” of 1848-49: Reconsidering the Underground Railroad in the Atlantic Age of Revolution
  • Anna Mae Duane (University of Connecticut), Education, Colonization, and Black Futures in the Mid-Nineteenth
  • John Pulis (Hofstra University), In the Belly of the Beast: George Liele, Moses Baker, and Black Loyalists in Jamaica

10.45 a.m.- 11.15 a.m. – Coffee break

 

11.15 a.m-1 p.m – Second morning session

Salle des Thèses (580F)
Mobile elites
Chair: Zbigniew Mazur, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin

  • Elodie Peyrol Kleiber (Université de Poitiers), An Elite Maryland Colonist, Planter, and Minister: Circulating the Pro-Slavery Gospel of Thomas Bacon
  • Valérie Capdeville (Université Paris 13), Circulating the British Club Model in the Atlantic World: Mapping Spaces and Networks of power in the Eighteenth century
  • Carolyn Eastman (Virginia Commonwealth University), The Transatlantic Celebrity of “Mr O.” Oratory and the Structures of Reputation in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Room 574 F
Commercing
Chair: Allan Potofsky, Université Paris Diderot

  • Randi Flaherty (University of Virginia School of Law), Constructing Commercial Geographies to Compete in the Atlantic World, Boston and Salem in the Eighteenth Century
  • Daniel Maudlin (University of Plymouth), The Tavern: Mobility, Built Space and Cultural Power on the Western Frontier in the Late Eighteenth-Century.
  • Julie Svalastog (Leiden University), The Merging of the British East and West India Trading Companies in the Mid-Seventeenth Century

 Room 575 F
Imperial Controls
Chair: Emma Hart, University of St Andrews

  • Elizabeth Clay (University of Pennsylvania), From Empire’s Margins: Clove and Cacao Production in French Guiana, 1802-1848
  • Justin Roberts (Dalhousie University), A Swarm of People: Population Management and Migration Strategies in Barbados, 1645-1670
  • Deborah Rosen (Lafayette College), Borders, Migrations, and Power in Southeastern North America and the Caribbean, 1700-1820
  • Winter Rae Schneider (UCLA), La Dette de l’Indépendance: Property, Indemnity and Sovereignty in Post-Revolutionary Haiti

 

1 p.m.-2.15 p.m. – Lunch (for registered participants)

  

2.15 p.m.-4 p.m. – Afternoon session

Salle des Thèses (580F)
Perceptions of the Spaces of Others
Chair: Joanne van der Woude, University of Groningen

  • Iris De Rode (Université Paris 8-Vincennes St Denis), The ‘networks of influence’ of the Marquis François Jean de Chastellux, General and Philosopher at the End of the Eighteenth Century
  • Carine Lounissi (Université de Rouen), An Empire for Liberty: Space and Republicanism in French Writings on the United States in Pre-Revolutionary France
  • Yevan Terrien (University of Pittsburgh), Runaways, Deserters, and Wood Runners: The Regulation of Spatial Mobility in French Louisiana (ca. 1700-1760)

Room  574 F
Work and empire
Chair: Owen Stanwood, Boston College

  • Anne-Claire Faucquez (Université Paris 8-Vincennes St Denis), Bound labor in colonial New York: Degrees of unfreedom in the Atlantic World
  • Allison Madar (California State University, Chico), Degrees of Unfreedom: Convict Servitude, Indentured Servitude, Slavery and the Law in Eighteenth-Century Virginia
  • Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan (Rutgers University), ‘No other claim than his poverty:’ Vagrancy, Slavery, and the Forced Transportation of Paupers in the Early Republic Mid-Atlantic

Room 575 F
Circulating the sea
Chair: Bertrand van Ruymbeke, Université Paris 8-Vincennes St Denis

  • Charles Foy (Eastern Illinois University), Mapping Liberty for Black Mariners in the Eighteenth-Century Anglo-American Atlantic
  • Chris Hodson (Brigham Young University), Rumford’s Progress: Nutrition and Power in the Revolutionary Atlantic
  • Julia Mansfield (Stanford), Antidote to Revolution: the Work of Quarantine in the Early United States

 

4 p.m.-5 p.m. – Break

The keynote lecture will be held at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, together with the reception.
N.B. Due to security reasons, no access is possible for non-registered participants at the Fondation des Etats-Unis. Badges must be worn at all times.
To allow time for traveling between the two venues, the conference schedule includes a one-hour break between the afternoon session and the plenary talk.
Cité Universitaire, Fondation des Etats-Unis, “Grand Salon”, 15 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris
http://www.ciup.fr/fondation-etats-unis/

 

5 p.m.-6.15 p.m. Keynote lecture
Chair: Allan Potofsky, Université Paris Diderot

  • Daniel K. Richter, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania“Space and Power in England’s Restoration Atlantic Empire.”

 

 6.15 p.m.-8 p.m. – Reception

 

Saturday December 10, 2016
Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle
5, rue de l’école de médecine, 75006 Paris

Maps and directions! (PDF)

8.30 a.m.-9 a.m. – Registration

 

9 a.m.-10.45 a.m. – First morning session

Grand Amphi
Building imperial spaces
Chair: Max Edling, King’s College, London

  • Arad Gigi (Florida State University), Building Empires: Constructing forts, space, and state in Martinique, 1664-1756
  • Mary Draper (University of Virginia), Creole Sensibilities, Metropolitan Oversight, and the Fortifications of the British Caribbean, c. 1650-1730
  • Jared Hardesty (Western Washington University), Builders of Empire: European Master Craftsmen and the Making of the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
  • Benjamin Fagan (Auburn University), Bounded Revolution: Geographies and Spaces of Black Resistance in John Gabriel Stedman’s Surinam

 Petit Amphi
Refusing Enslavement
Chair: Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Université Paris

  • Marisa Fuentes (Rutgers-State University of New Jersey), The History of “Refuse Slaves” and the Spatialization of Death in Atlantic Port Cities in the Late Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
  • Greg O’Malley (University of California, Santa Cruz), The Escapes of David George: Using Flight to Negotiate Ameliorations Under Slavery in Colonial British America
  • Terri L. Snyder (California State University, Fullerton), Slavery, Antislavery, and Mobility in Early National District of Columbia: A Biographical Perspective
  • Randy Sparks (Tulane) The Micro-Diplomacy of the Illegal Slave Trade: The Case of William Houston

Room 33
Narratives of Others
Chair: Oliver Scheiding, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

  • Monica Dominguez Torres (University of Delaware), Of Looted Treasures and Stolen Images: Depictions of the Pearl Trade in the Spanish Atlantic
  • Edward Larkin (University of Delaware), Early American Imperial Temporalities
  • Bethel Saler (Haverford College), “This damn’d Barbary business”: Islamic North African Regencies and the Fantastical Project of the Early American Republic
  • Lydia ten Brummelhuis (University of Groningen), James Grainger’s The Sugar-Cane (1764) and Agricultural Warfare in Early America

 Room 12
Circulating politics
Chair: Evelyne Payen, Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle

  • Astrid Fellner (Universität des Saarlandes), Woman Defamed and Woman Defended: The Mobility of the Querelle des Femmes in the Atlantic World
  • John Funchion (University of Miami), Radical Correspondences: Transatlantic Writing against the Law in London, Paris, and the United States in the Late Eighteenth Century
  • Steven Sarson (Université Jean Moulin-Lyon 3), “To resume their original liberty”: The Glorious Revolution and the Contested Sources of Sovereignty and Power in the Anglo-Atlantic World, 1689-1776
  • Allison Stagg (John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität), The Movement of Visual Satire: a case study on the circulation of popular political caricatures in the early Republic

10.45 a.m.- 11.15 a.m. – Break

 

11.15 a.m.-1 p.m. – Second morning session

Grand Amphi
Power and Empire
Chair: Trevor Burnard, University of Melbourne

  • Alyssa Reichardt (Yale), The Limits of Empire: French and British Geographic Knowledge and Proposals for a North American Neutral Zone, 1754-1756
  • Eliga Gould (University of New Hampshire), War in a Time of Peace: European Treaty-Making and the Scramble for America, 1713-1763
  • Patrick Griffin (University of Notre Dame), Painting Empire: British Provincials and Imagining Empire after 1763
  • Peter Thompson (Oxford), Empires of Liberty, Empires of Power in Haiti and the United States

Petit Amphi
Native agencies
Chair: Daniel K. Richter, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania

  • Heather Kopelson (University of Alabama), Circulating Incomprehension: Sights and Sounds of Wondrous Bodies in Early Modern European Accounts of the Americas
  • Augustin Habran (Université Paris Diderot), The Antebellum Indian Territory: A Southern Native “colony” in the West? (1830-1850)
  • Kristofer Ray (Dartmouth College), Cherokees, Indigenous Mobility, and the British Empire in the Ohio Valley, 1715-1774
  • Rindfleisch (Marquette University), “The Owner of the Town Ground”: Escotchaby of Coweta and the Politics of Intimacy in the Native South, Imperial America, and the Atlantic World, 1740-1780

Room 33
Religions in flux
Chair: Auréliane Narvaez, Université Paris 4-Paris Sorbonne

  • Isabelle Sicard (Université Paris Diderot), Religious Disestablishment in Massachusetts: Overcoming Boston’s Denominational Hegemony in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth
  • Thomas Richards (McNeil Center/Temple University), Reincarnating the Atlantic World: New England Merchants and Missionaries on the Pacific, 1820-1846
  • Sharon E. Wood (University of Nebraska at Omaha), Mobility, Claims-Making, and Brotherhood: A Family Across the Color Line in the Early Nineteenth Century United States

 

1 p.m. – End of Conference

Journée publications récente / Jeune Amérique

Journée Publications récentes autour de la Jeune République américaine

Présentation et commentaires de publications récentes autour de l’histoire de la jeune Amérique, en présence des auteurs.

Organisation : Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, Université Paris 8 (TransCrit) ; Lauric Henneton, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin (DyPaC) ; avec le soutien du REDEHJA et de l’IUF.

Contact : cbourhis-mariotti@univ-paris8.fr

Vendredi 23 septembre 2016
9h30-15h30
Université Paris Diderot
Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, Salle 115 (1er étage)
Rue Albert Einstein, 75013 Paris

JEPR16-Peyrol Irlandais Programme

Matinée

9h15 : Accueil & café

9h30 : Peyrol-Kleiber, E., Les premiers Irlandais du Nouveau Monde, une migration atlantique (1618-1705) (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016).
Auteur : Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber, Université de Poitiers
Commentaire de Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, Université Paris 8-IUF

 

JEPR16-Benezet10h15 : Rossignol, M.-J., Van Ruymbeke, B., Dir., The Atlantic World of Anthony Benezet (1713-1784) (Brill, 2016).
Auteurs : Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Université Paris Diderot et Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, Université Paris 8-IUF
Commentaire d’Anne-Claire Faucquez, Université Paris 8

11h-11h15 : Pause-café

11h15 : Specq, F., Ed., Observations sur l’Etat de Virginie (Rue d’Ulm, 2015).
Auteur : François Specq, ENS Lyon
Commentaire de Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Université Paris Diderot

12h : Brève présentation de la version poche de Van Ruymbeke, B., L’Amérique avant les Etats-Unis. Une histoire de l’Amérique anglaise, 1497-1776 (Flammarion, collection Champs Histoire, 2016), par Anne-Marie Libério, doctorante à l’Université Paris 8

JEPR16-Specq JEPR16-BVR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Après-midi

13h30 : Dessens, N., Le Glaunec, J.-P., Dir., Interculturalité : la Louisiane au carrefour des cultures (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2016).
Auteur : Nathalie Dessens, Université de Toulouse – Le Mirail (Toulouse 2)
Commentaire de Lucia Bergamasco, Université d’Orléans

14h15 : Serme, J.-M., Dir., 1812 in the Americas (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015).
Auteur : Jean-Marc Serme, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Commentaire d’Allan Potofsky, Université Paris Diderot

JEPR16-DessensJEPR16-Serme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15h : Présentation de American Studies Journal, issue 60 : « Lincoln in Europe » (http://www.asjournal.org/60-2016/) par John Dean, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin

Welcome!

To the future panelists of the European Early American Studies Association  2016 Congress in Paris:

Welcome to many of those coming to Paris, on 8-10 December 2016.  As you may know, Redehja is the French-based association that is helping to organize the EEASA 2016 congress.   If you would like to join the association, please contact our treasurer, Ms. Auréliane Narvaez, aureliane.narvaez@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you in Paris.

Best,
Allan Potofsky, President of Redehja for the bureau.

Assemblée générale 2016: nouveau bureau

L’Assemblée Générale du REDEHJA a voté à l’unanimité l’élection du nouveau bureau du REDEHJA. Conformément à nos statuts, le bureau est élu pour une période de 2 ans (donc jusqu’à l’AG de 2018).
– Allan Potofsky, au poste de Président
– Lauric Henneton, au poste de Vice-Président chargé du site web de REDEHJA
– Emma Hart, au poste de Vice-Présidente
– Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, au poste de Vice-Présidente
– Pierre Gervais, au poste de Vice-Président
– Lawrence Aje, au poste de Vice-Président
– Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, au poste de Vice-Président chargé des publications
– Will Slauter, au poste de Trésorier-adjoint
– Auréliane Narvaez, au poste de Trésorière
– Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber, au poste de Secrétaire

CFP EEASA: Space, Mobility, and Power in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Bi-annual congress of the European Early American Studies Association, “Space, Mobility, and Power in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850” (Paris, 8-10 December 2016)

A conference co-sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the University Paris Diderot Paris 7, the University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris-3, the Université Paris-8, and the Institute of the Americas (France)

Organizing committee: Claire Bourhis-Mariotti (Paris-8), Evelyne Payen (Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3), Marie-Jeanne Rossignol (president, Paris Diderot Paris-7), Rahma Jehrad (Carthage), Pierre Gervais (Univ. Paris 3) William Slauter (Paris-Diderot Paris 7, Institut universitaire de France).

Program/Scientific Committee : Susanne Lachenicht (Univ. Bayreuth), Emma Hart (St Andrews), Allan Potofsky (president, Paris Diderot Paris 7), Daniel K. Richter (McNeil Center, UPennsylvania) Oliver Scheiding (Mainz), Irmina Wawrzyczek (UMCS, Lublin), Bertrand van Ruymbeke (Paris-8; Institut universitaire de France).

Principal Venue : University Paris Diderot Paris 7.

Dates : December 8-10 2016 Continue reading

Programme du séminaire “Épistémologie et pratiques des Humanités numériques”

 

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Le séminaire se tiendra à l’Institut Historique Allemand, 8 rue du Parc-Royal, 75003 Paris, Métro Saint Paul ou Chemin Vert.
Inscriptions : event[at]dhi-paris.fr
Toutes les séances ont lieu de 10h à 12h.


 

15 janvier 2016: Table ronde inaugurale: Aurélien Berra (EHESS), Anne Baillot (Uni. Humboldt, Berlin), Anne Rochebouet (UVSQ)

19 février 2016: Séance Patrimoine(s):
Nicolas Maître (HERDANZA): “Patrimoine et numérique : une approche innovante au service des publics”

Forte de son expérience et de la pluridisciplinarité de ses créateurs, la société Herdanza a voulu mettre au service du public les outils numériques actuels dans le domaine de la médiation culturelle.
Dialogue avec les institutions et sensibilisation auprès du public sont les clefs d’une médiation réussie où le numérique prend tout son sens.
Perception et reception, mise en oeuvre et contraintes techniques seront à l’ordre du jour pour mieux comprendre les tenants et les aboutissants de ces nouveaux outils du domaine culturel.

 

Davide Gherdevich (UVSQ) “Le projet Polima et le site polimawiki : un site contributif pour l’étude des listes au Moyen Âge”  Continue reading

CFP L’Empire dans le monde anglophone, XVIIème-XVIIIème siècles – 20-21 January 2017

Empire in the English-speaking world, 17th-18th centuries

An International Conference hosted by SEAA XVII-XVIII  (Société d’Etudes Anglo-Américaines des XVIIème et XVIIIème siècles)

20-21 January 2017, Maison de la Recherche, Université de la Sorbonne, Paris

‘Empire’ is a useful, though controversial, point of entry for studying the historical process leading to the formation of our modern, globalized world. Along with mercantile capitalism and colonialism, European imperialism has largely contributed to shaping the world as we know it, fashioning many of its political borders, cultural practices and economic networks. Starting to take form in the early seventeenth century, the British empire began with the English settlement of North America and several islands in the Caribbean, and gradually asserted itself as a major world power with the establishment of private companies – chief among which the East India Company – to administer its colonies and overseas trade. Through their empire, the British disseminated their institutions, culture, and language, so that even the nations that emerged out of the empire had to define themselves through their attitudes to that concept. Such was the case for the United States, conceiving itself from the start as an ‘empire of liberty’, while for many British people the empire was, and still is to some extent, an essential part of their Britishness.

The goal of our conference is to take stock of current research on ‘empire’ in history, as well as in literature and art, and to highlight new avenues for research by adopting an interdisciplinary perspective. Suggested areas of reflection could include (but are not limited to) the following : Continue reading

Journée annuelle du REDEHJA vendredi 5 février 2016

08. George_Caleb_Bingham_-_The_Verdict_of_the_PeopleLieu : The University of Chicago – Center in Paris, 6 rue Thomas Mann 75013 Paris
Avec le soutien de : LARCA UMR 8225 (Université Paris Diderot), the University of Chicago, REDEHJA

Programme
9h : Accueil / petit déjeuner de bienvenue
9h15 : Allocutions de bienvenue
Thomas Pavel, Academic Director, The University of Chicago – Center in Paris.
François Brunet, Paris Diderot, membre de l’Institut universitaire de France, directeur du Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones (LARCA UMR 8225).

9h30-11h15 : Assemblée Générale du REDEHJA
• Présidence : Allan Potofsky, Université Paris Diderot, Président du REDEHJA.
• Secrétaire de séance : Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, Université Paris 8, Secrétaire du REDEHJA. Continue reading