Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


WMQ  &   EMSI Workshop—Women in Early America

Program: May 26, 2011

7:30 p.m.
Friends’ Hall, The Huntington Library

Lady Frances Berkeley and Grace Crosby: Aristocratic Women and the Changing Political Culture of Early Anglo-America
Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University

Program: May 27, 2011

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: Terri Snyder, California State University, Fullerton

10:00–11:00
Session 1

Chair: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

Sharon Block, University of California, Irvine
Bodies of Women: Deconstructing Women’s Physical Appearance in Colonial Print

Sarah Knott, Indiana University • Respondent

11:00–12:00 P.M.
Session 2

Chair: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, University of California, Davis
Women, Auctions, and Economic Power in Early America

Lisa Forman Cody, Claremont McKenna College • Respondent

12:00–1:00
Session 3

Chair: Christopher Grasso, William and Mary Quarterly

Daina Ramey Berry, University of Texas at Austin
“For Sale A Young Negro Woman”: Auctions, Breeding, and Enslaved Women in Early America

Susan Sleeper-Smith, Michigan State University • Respondent

1:00–2:30
Lunch
2:30–3:00
Session 4

Chair: Christopher Grasso, William and Mary Quarterly

Sarah Pearsall, Oxford Brookes University
Beyond One Man and One Woman: A History of Early American Polygamy

Susanah Shaw Romney, The Huntington Library, Respondent

3:30–4:00
Coffee
4:00–5:00
Session 5

Chair: Christopher Grasso, William and Mary Quarterly

Jennifer Manion, Connecticut College
Against Marriage: Desire, Dependency, and the Family in Early American Punishment

Kirsten Sword, Indiana University • Respondent

Program: May 28, 2011

8:30–9:00
Coffee
9:00–10:00
Session 6

Chair: Karin Wulf, William and Mary Quarterly

Kirsten Sword, Indiana University
Wives not Slaves: Marriage and the Invention of the Modern Order

Sarah Pearsall, Oxford Brookes University • Respondents

10:00–11:00
Session 7

Chair: Karin Wulf, William and Mary Quarterly

Sarah Knott, Indiana University
Witnessing Women in an Age of Revolutions

Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, University of California, Davis • Respondent

11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Session 8

Chair: Karin Wulf, William and Mary Quarterly

 Lisa Forman Cody, Claremont McKenna College
The Other “Glorious Cause”: Adultery, Divorce, and the Quest for Female Independence in the Revolutionary Atlantic World

Daina Ramey Berry, University of Texas at Austin • Respondent

12:00–1:30
Lunch
1:30–2:30
Session 9

Chair:  Karin Wulf, William and Mary Quarterly

Susan Sleeper-Smith, Michigan State University
Agrarian Landscapes: Indian Women and the Making of an Indian World in the Great Lakes

Sharon Block, University of California, Irvine • Respondent

2:30–3:00
Coffee
3:00–4:00
Session 10

Chair:  Karin Wulf, William and Mary Quarterly

Susanah Shaw Romney, The Huntington Library
Intimate Ground: Women, Intimacy, and Claims to Space in the Early Modern Dutch Empire

Jennifer Manion, Connecticut College • Respondent

4:00–5:00
Final Discussion

Terri Snyder, California State University, Fullerton
Karin Wulf, 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.