Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


WMQ  &   EMSI Workshop—Territorial Crossings: Histories and Historiographies of the Early Americas

May 21–22, 2009 The Huntington Library

Program: May 21, 2009

9:00–9:30
Coffee
9:30–10:00
Welcome and Introduction

Welcome: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute, and Scott Casper, William and Mary Quarterly

Conveners’ Introduction: Eric Hinderaker, University of Utah, and Rebecca Horn, University of Utah

10:00–11:00
Session 1

Chair: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, University of Texas, Austin
James Sidbury, University of Texas, Austin

Mapping Ethnogenesis in the Early Modern Atlantic

Ann Little, Colorado State University • Respondent

11:00–12:00 P.M.
Session 2

Chair: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

Juliana Barr, University of Florida
The Problem of Borderlands in Early America

Allan Greer, University of Toronto • Respondent

12:00–1:30
Lunch
1:30–2:30
Session 3

Chair: Scott Casper, William and Mary Quarterly

Paul Mapp, College of William and Mary
Interpretive Implications of a Continental Approach

Carla Gerona, Georgia Institute of Technology • Respondent

2:30–3:00
Coffee
3:00–4:00
Session 4

Chair: Scott Casper, William and Mary Quarterly

Peter Silver, Rutgers University
A Rotten Colossus: The Americas in the War of Jenkins’s Ear

Daniel Usner, Vanderbilt University • Respondent

May 22, 2009

9:30–10:00
Coffee
10:00–11:00
Session 5

Chair: Steven Hackel, University of California, Riverside

Daniel Usner, Vanderbilt University
Rescuing Early America from National Narratives: A New Comparative Approach to New France and the Lower Mississippi Valley

Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, University of Texas, Austin
James Sidbury, University of Texas, Austin
• Respondents

11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Session 6

Chair: Steven Hackel, University of California, Riverside

Carla Gerona, Georgia Institute of Technology
More than Six Flags: An Ethnohistory of an Early Texas Place from the Caddos to the Texians

Peter Silver, Rutgers University • Respondent

12:00–1:30
Lunch
1:30–2:30
Session 7

Chair: Karin Wulf, William and Mary Quarterly

Ann Little, Colorado State University
Esther Wheelwright: A Life Across Borders

Paul Mapp, College of William and Mary • Respondent

2:30–3:30
Session 8

Chair: Karin Wulf, William and Mary Quarterly

Allan Greer, University of Toronto
Perspectives on New France

Juliana Barr, University of Florida •Respondent

3:30–4:00
Coffee
4:00–5:00
Final Discussion

Eric Hinderaker, University of Utah & Rebecca Horn, University of Utah