WMQ & EMSI Workshop
The WMQ-EMSI Workshop Series is designed to identify and encourage new trends in our understanding of the history and culture of early North America. It will foster intellectual exchange among scholars working on thematically related topics that may be chronologically, geographically, or methodologically diverse. The participants are primarily mature scholars working on second or subsequent book projects; they will share their work in progress with the aim of deepening and enriching their perspectives, their approaches, and ultimately the final products of their research. The conveners of each workshop will craft an essay on emerging work for publication in the William and Mary Quarterly.
The Age of Revolutions
May 30–31, 2014
May 24–25, 2013
Early American Biography
May 25–26, 2012
Women in Early America
May 27–28, 2011
Terri L. Snyder, “Refiguring Women in Early American History,” 3rd ser., 69, no. 3 (July 2012): 421–450.
Karen Halttunen, “Grounded Histories: Land and Landscape in Early America,” 3rd ser., 68, no. 4 (October 2011): 513–532.
Eric Hinderaker and Rebecca Horn, “Territorial Crossings: Histories and Historiographies of the Early Americas,” 3rd ser., 67, no. 3 (July 2010): 395–432.
Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton, “The Problem of Authority in the Writing of Early American History,” 3rd ser., 66, no. 3 (July 2009): 467–94.
Michael Meranze, “Culture and Governance: Reflections on the Cultural History of Eighteenth-Century British America," 3rd ser., 65, no. 4 (October 2008): 713–44.
Peter Thompson, “Inventive Localism in the Seventeenth Century,” 3rd ser, 64, no. 3 (July 2007), 523–48.
Image: Histoire Naturelle des Indes, also known as the Drake Manuscript (ca. 1586). The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. MA 3900, folios 11v, 12r, 12v, 13r, 33r, 42v, 43r, 44r, 47r, 48v, 49r, 65r, 68r, 69r, 74r, 93r, 93v–94r, 106r. Bequest of Clara S. Peck, 1983. These watercolors, created by an artist who likely accompanied Sir Francis Drake in his Caribbean voyages, provide a rare eyewitness account of life in the West Indies in the late sixteenth century. For more information, please visit The Morgan Library website (http://www.themorgan.org/home.asp).