Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


Friday, June 15, 2012

8:30 a.m.
Registration, Friends’ Hall foyer. Coffee and pastries will be available in Friends’ Hall.
Book exhibits will be open in the Entrance Pavilion.
9:30–11:30
• Session 1 • Senegambia and the Slave Trade in the Age of Revolution
Friends’ Hall

Chair: John Paul A. Nuño, California State University, Northridge

Saint-Louis du Sénégal: A French Port Town in British West Africa
Christopher L. Brown, Columbia University

The Losers’ Laboratory: Gorée Island and the French Empire after 1763
Christopher Hodson, Brigham Young University

Public Interests of French Private Companies in Senegambia, ca. 1770–1790
Pernille Roge, University of Cambridge

Comment: Greg O’Malley, University of California, Santa Cruz

• Session 2 • Atlantic Histories of Indigenous Knowledges
Overseers’ Room

Chair: Michael Block, University of Southern California

“I report only what I have learned from my sauvages”: Colonial and Indigenous Knowledges in the French Atlantic World
Christopher Parsons, McNeil Center for Early American Studies

The Dawnland Telescopes: Algonquian London and Colonial Knowledge Production, 1580–1640
Coll Thrush, University of British Columbia

Comment: The Audience

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Buffet lunch, Garden Terrace. Reservations and payments must be made in advance using the online Conference Registration Form. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after June 7, 2012.
1:00–3:00
• Session 3 • Mapping and Networks in Early America
Seaver Classroom 3, Munger Research Center

Chair: Jennifer Spear, Simon Fraser University

Mapping the Boston Poor: Inmates of the Boston Almshouse, 1795–1815
Ruth Wallis Herndon, Bowling Green State University and Amílcar E. Challú, Bowling Green State University

Facebook Kaskaskia: Kinship and Social Networks in a French-Illinois Borderland, 1695–1735
Robert Morrissey, University of Illinois

Mapping America’s First City: Life in Early Philadelphia
Billy G. Smith, Montana State University, and Paul Sivitz, Montana State University

Comment: Steve Hindle, Huntington Library

• Session 4 • Tales of Sailors or Maritime Biographies from Below
Friends’ Hall

Chair: Paul Gilje, University of Oklahoma

“He was born free”: The Enslavement of Philip Johnston, a Free Black Seaman
Charles R. Foy, Eastern Illinois University

The Main Deck of America: Mutiny and the Politics of Extradition in the Early Republic
Niklas Frykman, Claremont McKenna College

An American Sailor in King Louis’s Courts: William MacMaerst, 1777–1778
Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, University of Southern California

Comment: Lisa Norling, University of Minnesota

• Session 5 • Communication, Miscommunication, and Power
Overseers’ Room

Chair: Alejandra Dubcovsky, Yale University

How Do You Say “We come in peace” When You Don’t Speak the Right Sign Language? Spaniards on Indian Highways in the Sixteenth-Century Southwest
Juliana Barr, University of Florida

Signs of Culture: Indian Interpreters, Truchements, and Their French Pupils in the Struggle for Communicative Power in the Early French Atlantic
Celine Carayon, Utah Valley University

Quickly Weary of Repentance: Colonization, Translation, and Patience
Matt Cohen, University of Texas at Austin

Comment: Edward Gray, Florida State University

• Session 6 • Religion and Persuasion in Colonial New England
Seaver Classrooms 1 and 2, Munger Research Center

Chair: John Grigg, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Religious Travels and Persuasion in Mid-Eighteenth-Century America
Mark Valeri, Union Presbyterian Seminary

Love, Logic, and Seduction: Puritan Principles of Persuasion in the Antinomian Controversy
Abram Van Engen, Washington University in St. Louis

Comment: Douglas L. Winiarski, University of Richmond

3:00–3:30
Refreshment break, Friends’ Hall
3:30–5:30
• Session 7 • Constructing Landscapes on Atlantic Shores
Seaver Classroom 3, Munger Research Center

Chair: Patricia Bonomi, New York University

Those Who Dwell beneath the Moon; or, How to Depict a Religion without Idols
Anne Good, Reinhardt University

Theorizing an American Sense of Place: Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the Landscape of Virginia
Julia Sienkewicz, Duquesne University

Dutch American Landscapes: Mapping Identity in Seventeenth-Century Brazil
Elizabeth Sutton, University of Northern Iowa

Comment: Lisa Cody, Claremont McKenna College

• Session 8 • Figuring the Past: Writing Early America with Material Culture and the History of the Body
Seaver Classrooms 1 and 2, Munger Research Center

Chair: Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University

Moving from The Body to The Bodies
Sharon Block, University of California, Irvine

Beyond Objectification: Bodies at Play, Bodies in Place
Kate Haulman, American University

A Pair of Stays
Ann M. Little, Colorado State University

Comment: Marla Miller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

• Session 9 • The Politics of Privateering in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean
Overseers’ Room

Chair: Mark Hanna, University of California, San Diego

Hunter or Hunted? Privateer Pirate-Hunters in the English Caribbean, 1672–1700
John Coakley, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Privateering in Early English Jamaica
Carla Gardina Pestana, Miami University

Comment: Barbara Oberg, Princeton University
Adrian Finucane, Early Modern Studies Institute and University of Kansas

• Session 10 • The Meanings of Movement: Native Travelers in Colonial America and the Early Republic
Friends’ Hall

Chair: Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania

“They would speculate on the prospects they had of being separated”: The Emotional Economy of Speculation and Nostalgia in the Era of Indian Removal and the Internal Slave Trade
Seth Cotlar, Willamette University

“To pass freely and without molestation”: Native American Passports in the Early Republic
Stephanie Gamble, Johns Hopkins University

Movement, Magic, and Inter-Native Diplomacy in the Shawnee Diaspora
Laura Keenan Spero, Williams College

Ritual Aspects of Mobility and Miami-Illinois Identity, 1660–1800
Cameron Shriver, Ohio State University

Comment: Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School

5:45–6:45
• Plenary Session II • The Early California Population Project and Cultural Atlas: New Sources for the Study of California before 1850
Friends’ Hall

Chair: Susanah Shaw Romney, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Presenters: Steven W. Hackel, University of California, Riverside
Jeanette Zerneke, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, University of California, Berkeley

Comment: The Audience

7:00–8:00
Reception, hosted by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Garden Terrace Lawn
8:15
Shuttles leave for the Sheraton Pasadena and the Fuller Guest Center.