Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


WMQ  &   EMSI Workshop—Territorial Crossings: Grounded Histories: Land, Landscape, and Environment in Early North America

The Huntington Library

Program: May 28, 2010

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

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

Conveners’ Introduction: Karen Halttunen, University of Southern California

10:00–11:00
Session 1

Chair: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

Martin Brückner, University of Delaware
The Spectacle of Maps: Decorative Objects, Visualcy, and the Carto-Coding of the American Environment

Heidi Bohaker, University of Toronto • Respondent

11:00–12:00 P.M.
Session 2

Chair: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

Zara Anishanslin, Johns Hopkins University
Designer, Lady, Painter, Weaver: Portrait of the Hidden History of Atlantic Commodities

Robert Slifkin, Reed College • Respondent

12:00–1:30
Lunch
1:30–2:30
Session 3

Chair: Christopher Grasso, William and Mary Quarterly

Gordon Sayre, University of Oregon
Pleistocene Projections: The History of North American Pre-History

Jon Parmenter, Cornell University • Respondent

2:30–3:00
Coffee
3:00–4:00
Session 4

Chair: Christopher Grasso, William and Mary Quarterly

James D. Rice, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, and Lisa Lauria, University of Virginia
Climate, Kinship, and Power: The Little Ice Age and the Transformation of Society in Two American Indian Nations

Christine M. DeLucia, Yale University • Respondent

Program: May 29, 2010

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

Chair: Karin Wulf, William and Mary Quarterly

Jon Parmenter, Cornell University
Seventeenth-Century Iroquois Settlement Ecology: Creating a Landscape of Engagement

James D. Rice, State University of New York, Plattsburg, and Lisa Lauria, University of Virginia • Respondents

11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Session 6

Chair: Karin Wulf, William and Mary Quarterly

Christian Koot, Towson University
The Merchant, the Map, and the Empire: Augustine Herrman’s Chesapeake and Cross-National Trade, 1644–1673

Gordon Sayre, University of Oregon • Respondent

12:00–1:30
Lunch
1:30–2:30
Session 7

Chair: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

Christine M. DeLucia, Yale University
The Memory Frontier: Making Past and Place in the Northeast after King Philip’s War

Zara Anishanslin, Johns Hopkins University • Respondent

2:30–3:30
Session 8

Chair: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

Robert Slifkin, University of Oregon
Fitz Henry Lane’s Compromised Seascapes and the Cartographic Eye of Antebellum American Art and Culture

Martin Brückner, University of Delaware • Respondent

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

Karen Halttunen, University of Southern California
Christopher Grasso, William and Mary Quarterly

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.