Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


WMQ & EMSI Workshop—The Seventeenth Century

May 19–20, 2006 • The Huntington Library

10:00 a.m.–1:00
Session 1

Welcome: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute, and Christopher Grasso, William and Mary Quarterly

Introduction: Peter Thompson, St. Cross College, University of Oxford, Convener

Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut
Ocean History: Cape Cod in the Seventeenth Century

Respondent: Simon Middleton, University of Sheffield

Brett Rushforth, Brigham Young University
Alliance, the Law of War, and the Creation of French-Atlantic Slavery

Respondent: Michael Winship, University of Georgia

1:00–2:30
Lunch
2:30–5:00
Session 2

David Harris Sacks, Reed College
Francis Brinley and His Books, 1650–1719

Respondent: Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland, College Park

Mark Peterson, University of Iowa
Political Economy in Seventeenth-Century North America: Revisiting the Nation of New England in an Atlantic Context

Respondent: April Hatfield, Texas A&M University

May 20, 2006
10:00 a.m.–12:30
Session 3

Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland, College Park
The Great Comet of 1680 as Seen from the Americas: Astrology and the Politics of Creole Science in the Age of Newton

Respondent: Brett Rushforth, Brigham Young University

April Hatfield, Texas A&M University
Anglo-Spanish Relations in the Caribbean and Southeastern North America, 1584–1748

Respondent: David Harris Sacks, Reed College

12:30–2:00
Lunch
2:00–5:00
Session 4

Michael Winship, University of Georgia
Presbyterianism, Godly Republicanism, and the Origins of the Massachusetts Polity

Respondent: Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut

Simon Middleton, University of Sheffield
Order and Authority in Early Virginia and New Netherland

Respondent: Mark Peterson, University of Iowa

Final Discussion: Peter Thompson, St. Cross College, University of Oxford