Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

Friday, June 9, 2006

8:30–10:00 a.m. Morning walking tour of Old Quebec, guided by David Mendel. The fee for this tour is $18.00 US/$20.00 CDN, prepaid, with no refunds.
9:00 Registration and book exhibits open in the foyer, Room 1106, of the École d’architecture (School of Architecture), Édifice du Vieux-Séminaire de Quebec, 1, côte de la Fabrique. All sessions of the conference will take place at the School of Architecture.
10:00–10:30 Coffee • Main Hall, École d’architecture
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

•Session I • Mapping the Geographies and Histories of Colonial Resistance
Room 1121, École d’architecture

Chair: Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
Leah M. Rosenmeier, Brown University

Aln8bai kdakina—Our World in the Abenaki Way: Abenaki Typology in Quebec
Philippe Charland, McGill University

Métissage and Cartographic Hybridity, or the Charting of Colonial Ambivalence
Étienne Rivard, Université Laval

Comment: Caroline Desbiens, Université Laval

• Session II • Views from Jamaica: Slavery, Music, and Judaism
Room 0236

Chair: Thomas W. Krise, University of Central Florida

An “Essay Concerning Slavery”: A Mid-Eighteenth-Century Analysis from Jamaica
C. James Robertson, University of the West Indies

Declarations of Inter-Dependence: The Trans-Colonial Trajectory of Jewish Rights and Liberties in the Anglo-Atlantic Empire, 1740–1830
Holly Snyder, Brown University

“None so Fine as the Garnet Ladies”: Jamaican Popular Music
Linda L. Sturtz, Beloit College

Comment: W. Thomas Krise

• Session III • War and Empire in the Colonial Northeast
Room 2117

Chair: John Murrin, Princeton University

Extraordinary Events and Marvellous Things: Cape Breton, Providence, and Religious Divisions in New England, 1745–1747
Stephen Foster, Northern Illinois University

The Sixty Years War: Border Wars in the Northeast, 1688–1748
Kevin Sweeney, Amherst College

The Modernization of American War Finance: Funding the War for Independence and the War of 1812
Max M. Edling, Uppsala University

Comment: John Murrin

• Session IV • Puritan Practices in New England
Room 1204

Chair: Marc Egnal, York University

The “Glorious Translation” of Cotton Mather: Revisiting the Puritan Way of Death
William Van Arragon, Calvin College

Reconsidering Slavery: Cotton Mather and the Trials of Slave Ownership
Kathryn S. Koo, Saint-Mary’s College of California

Lydia Prout’s “Dreadfullest Thought”: Satan, Sinners, and the Perils of Parenthood in Provincial Boston
Douglas L. Winiarski, University of Richmond

Comment: Kenneth Minkema, Yale Divinity School


Lunch break • For a selection of nearby restaurants, see the list included in your conference packet.

  • Session V • Explorer les récits de voyage à travers les images: L’iconographie viatique en Amérique, XVIe–XVIIIe siècles
Room 2117

Chair: Laurier Turgeon, Université Laval

Theatrum Floridae: la mise en scène de la rencontre entre les Français et Timucua dans l’iconographie de Jacques le Moyne de Morgues, 1591
Frank Lestringant, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne

Pathos et polémique dans la relation de voyage (Antilles et Nouvelle-France, XVIIe siècle)
Réal Ouellet, Université Laval

Territory, Landscape, and Native American Bodies: Images from the Eighteenth-Century Literature of Travel to New France
Stéphanie Chaffray, Université Laval

Comment: Tom Conley, Harvard University

•Session VI • Salem Revised
Room 0236

Chair: John Demos, Yale University

Revisiting the Legal Documents of the Salem Witch Trials
Margo Burns, Manchester School District, and Bernard Rosenthal, State University of New York, Binghamton

Salem Witchcraft, Factionalism, and Social Change Reconsidered
Richard Latner, Tulane University

The Geography of Witchcraft Accusations in Salem Village, 1692
Benjamin C. Ray, University of Virginia

Comment: John Demos

• Session VII • Maritime Cultural Landscapes and the Colonial Atlantic Realm
Room 1204

Chair: Brad Loewen, Université de Montréal

An Approach to the Transformation of the Maritime Cultural Landscape of Atlantic Canada by Migratory European Fishers, 1500–1800
Peter Pope, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Reading the Landscape of Bordeaux’s Riverside Port, 1749–1759
Stephanie Whitlock, University of Chicago

The Maritime Cultural Landscape of North-Eastern America: Colonisation Process and Transport Zone of the Bateau Plat in Early Canada, 1600–1900
Charles Dagneau, Université de Montréal

Comment: Jack Crowley, Dalhousie University

• Session VIII • Deism in the Early Republic
Room 1121

Chair: Colin Wells, St. Olaf College

Nature’s State: Deism and the Development of American Nationalism
Eric Schlereth, Brandeis University

“Contributing to the Happiness of Living Creation”: The Spiritual “Pull” of Deism in the Early United States
Kirsten Fischer, University of Minnesota

On the Precipice of Deism: Religion and the Political Unconscious in the Late Eighteenth Century
Christopher Grasso, The College of William and Mary

Comment: Leigh Eric Schmidt, Princeton University


Coffee break • Main Hall, École d’architecture


• Session IX • The Frontiers of Religious, Ethnic, and Gender Identities
Room 1121

Chair: Rosalind Beiler, University of Central Florida

Moravians, Indians, and Slaves: The Challenge of Radical Religion to Gender and Race Norms in Eighteenth-Century North America
Aaron S. Fogleman, Northern Illinois University

Natives, Moravians, and the Politics of Conversion in Eighteenth-Century Connecticut
Linford D. Fisher, Harvard University

“The People Commonly Known As . . .”: Evangelicalism, Ecumenism, and Religious Identity on the Eighteenth-Century International Stage
Kate Engel, West Texas A&M University

Frontiers of Body and Soul: Ephrata’s Emigrés in Virginia
Elizabeth Pardoe, Independent Scholar

Comment: Eric Hinderaker, University of Utah

• Session X • The Texts of French Travel to North America
Room 2117

Chair: Sophie Linon-Chipon, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne

Richard Hakluyt’s French Connection: New France and the Principal Navigations of the English Nation
Mary Fuller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Encounter Scenes in Eighteenth-Century New France: Coming to the Shore and Crossing Boundaries
Catherine Briand, Université Laval

Reading Culture, Reading Canada through the Jesuit Relations
Scott M. Stevens, University of Buffalo

Shamanism, Providence, and the Picaresque in Dumont de Montigny’s “Mémoires de L ___D___”
Gordon Sayre, University of Oregon

Comment: The Audience

• Session XI • Women and Political Imagery in Early America
Room 1204

Chair: Sheila Skemp, University of Mississippi

Abigail Adams, Gender Politics, and “The History of Emily Montague”
Elaine F. Crane, Fordham University

Politics in the Portrait
Edith B. Gelles, Stanford University

“Thinking with women”: Gender Imagery and the Conflict between Federalists and Jeffersonian Republicans
Rosemarie Zagarri, George Mason University

The French Education of Jefferson’s Daughters
Catherine Kerrison, Villanova University

Comment: The Audience

• Session XII • Music in New France: Sound, Sociability, and Ritual
Room 0236

Chair: Alain Laberge, Université Laval

Le paysage sonore de la Nouvelle-France
Jean-François Plante, Université Laval

Singing and Missions in New France: A Meeting Ground between Cultures
Paul-André Dubois, Université Laval

Private Musical Practice in New-France: A Reflexion of Old France
Elisabeth Gallat-Morin, Université de Montréal

Comment: The Audience

5:30–7:00 Reception, hosted by Quebec City. Salle du Conseil, Hôtel de Ville, 2, rue des Jardins.

Evening walking tour of Old Quebec, guided by David Mendel. The fee for this tour is $18.00 US/$20.00 CDN, prepaid, with no refunds.