Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


WMQ & EMSI Workshop—Writing Early American History

May 22–23, 2008 • The Huntington Library

Program: May 22, 2008

8:30–9:00
Coffee
9:00–9:30
Welcome and Introduction

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

Conveners’ Introduction: Fred Anderson, University of Colorado, Boulder, and Andrew Cayton, Miami University of Ohio

9:30–11:00
Keynote Session

John Demos, Yale University
The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic

Andrew Cayton, Miami University of Ohio • Respondent

11:00–1:00 P.M.
Session 1

Michael A. McDonnell, University of Sydney
Biography from Below? Charles Langlade, the Anishinaabeg, and the Making and Unmaking of the Atlantic World

Christopher Hodson, Brigham Young University • Respondent

Nicole Eustace, New York University
“Charges Most Wounding to the Feelings of a Soldier”: General William Hull’s Capital Trial for Cowardice

Timothy Shannon, Gettysburg College • Respondent

1:00–2:30
Lunch
2:30–4:30
Session 2

Ava Chamberlain, Wright State University
The Divorce of Elizabeth Tuttle: An Edwards Family Story

Lorri Glover, University of Tennessee, and Daniel Blake Smith, University of Kentucky • Respondents

Kathleen Donegan, University of California, Berkeley
Rumors from Roanoke: How to Tell a True War Story

Michael A. McDonnell, University of Sydney • Respondent

Program: May 23, 2008

8:30–9:00
Coffee
9:00–10:30
Keynote Session

Karen Halttunen, University of Southern California
The Face of the Land: Natural Histories of Colonial New England, 1790–1876

Fred Anderson, University of Colorado, Boulder • Respondent

10:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
Session 3

Lorri Glover, University of Tennessee, and Daniel Blake Smith, University of Kentucky
The Dramatic Narrative in Early America: The Example of the Sea Venture Story

Kathleen Donegan, University of California, Berkeley • Respondent

Timothy Shannon, Gettysburg College
Born in Captivity: Reading and Writing Peter Williamson

Ava Chamberlain, Wright State University • Respondent

12:30–2:00
Lunch
2:00–3:00
Session 4

Christopher Hodson, Brigham Young University
Exile on Spruce Street

Nicole Eustace, New York University • Respondent

3:00–5:00
Final Discussion

Andrew Cayton, Miami University of Ohio, and Fred Anderson, University of Colorado, Boulder

The WMQ-EMSI Workshops are sponsored by the University of Southern California-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (with financial support from the Salvatori Forum at USC and the Mellon Foundation) and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and are hosted by the Huntington Library and the University of Southern California.