Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


WMQ  &   EMSI Workshop—Early American Environmental Histories

May 19–20, 2017 • Stewart R. Smith Board Room, The Huntington Library

Introduction | Program: May 19 • May 20 | Papers

Friday, May 19, 2017

9:00–9:30
Coffee
9:30–10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

Welcome
Peter C. Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute
Joshua Piker, William and Mary Quarterly

Convener’s Introduction
James Rice, Tufts University

10:00–11:00 a.m.
Session 1

Chair: Joshua Piker, William and Mary Quarterly

Katherine Grandjean, Wellesley College
Cold Fire: Climate and the Shape of Early Native Resistance in the East

Joseph Hall, Bates College, Respondent

11:00–noon
Session 2

Chair: Brett Rushforth, William and Mary Quarterly

Robert Morrissey, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Newcomers: Humans and Non-humans in the Tallgrass Prairie Borderlands

Anya Zilberstein, Concordia University

12:00–1:30
Lunch
1:30–2:30
Session 3

Chair: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute

Cynthia Radding, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Environmental History and the Production of Indigenous Landscapes in the Northern Borderlands of Mesoamerica

Andrea Pappas, Santa Clara University, Respondent

2:30–3:00
Afternoon coffee
3:00–4:00
Session 4

Chair: Brett Rushforth, William and Mary Quarterly

Christopher Parsons, Northeastern University
Locating Canada: Ecography and Empire in French North America

Thomas Andrews, University of Colorado at Boulder, Respondent