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


Thursday, October 7, 2010

1:00–5:00 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.
Conference participants who have signed up for bus transportation will board the buses at the conference hotels (Sandman Suites and Sylvia Hotel).
Buses leave the hotels for the University of British Columbia.
Opening remarks • Daniel Vickers, University of British Columbia
3:30–5:45 p.m.
Session I • Contesting European Hegemony

Chair: Jonathan Eacott, University of California, Riverside

Asian Maritime Expansion in the Age of Sail: The Case of the Zheng Dynasty of Seventeenth-Century China
Tonio Andrade, Emory University

Europe’s Age of Sail, Ocean Basins, and Southeast Asia
Jennifer Gaynor, State University of New York, Buffalo

Mare illorum: The Indian Ocean as Precolonial Legal Space
Sebastian Prange, University of British Columbia

Comment: Philip Stern, Duke University

Buses leave AERL for the Vancouver Maritime Museum
Reception • Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver
Buses leave the Maritime Museum for the conference hotels.  Dinner is on your own.