Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

Age of Sail, 1450–1850

October 7–9, 2010 • The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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Friday, October 8, 2010

8:30 a.m.
Conference participants who have signed up for bus transportation will board the buses at the conference hotels (Sandman Suites and Sylvia Hotel).
8:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Registration • Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)—2202 Main Mall, University of British Columbia. Conference packets and name badges may be picked up at the Registration Desk.  All conference sessions will take place at AERL.

9:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Session II • Seafaring Labor and the Limits of Community

Chair: Matthew Raffety, University of Redlands

Maritime “Proletariat”: The World of Indian Sailors in the Service of the Dutch East India Company in the Eighteenth Century
Ghulam Nadri, Georgia State University

In the Interstices of Empire: Chinese Transoceanic Labor and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Long Eighteenth Century
Iona Man-Cheong, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Not “Real Indians” but “Really Seafaring Men”: Encounters by British and Inuit Seafarers of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1763–1800
Stephen Hay, University of British Columbia

Refreshment break: 20 minutes

The Marine Republic: Mutiny and Political Radicalism in the Revolutionary Atlantic
Niklas Frykman, University of Pittsburgh

Community, Urban History, and Social Capital Theory
Isaac Land, Indiana State University

Comment: Valerie Burton, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Graduate students are invited to be the guests of UBC Department of History for lunch at the Point Grill, Building 4–2205 Lower Mall (Marine Drive Residence), UBC campus.

Session III • Knowing the Maritime World

Chair: Neil Safier, University of British Columbia

Polar Periodicals
Hester Blum, Pennsylvania State University

“Miss Iligliuk’s Hydrographical Tact”: Indigenous Cartography and the British Search for the Northwest Passage, 1821–1834
Annaliese Bateman, University of Illinois

Fathoming the Ocean’s Perils: Romantic Conceptions of the Sea and British Admiralty Hydrography, 1829–1853
Roger Marsters, Dalhousie University

Refreshment break: 20 minutes

Sailors, Specimens, and Science: Maritime Networks and the Global Expansion of Enlightenment Science in Eighteenth-Century England and France
Christopher Parsons, University of Toronto

Communities of Skill and Networks of Knowledge: The Migration and Transmission of Artisanal Shipbuilding Practices in the Early English Atlantic World
Joseph Cullon, Dartmouth College

Comment: Michael Reidy, Montana State University

Buses leave AERL for the banquet at Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant.  Anyone who has reserved bus transportation but is not attending the banquet will be returned to the conference hotels.
Banquet • Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, 3888 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C. VSV 3N9.
Buses leave Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant for the conference hotels.