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Query: Crusoe and Colonialism--Where was Defoe's character of Crusoe used by colonists to describe their experiences?

Colonist Philip Thicknese was to write of his brief experiences in Georgia in the following manner

In one of my frequent woodland excursions, and about four miles from Savanha, I found a fertile piece of ground, upon the banks of a rapid Creek . . . I built a wooden, not an iron house thereon, and there I passed much of my time; my gun supplied me with squirrels, wild fowl, &c. and the town only, with rice, to boil by way of bread, the Indians sometimes visited my Island for a day or two, and then I had plenty of venison, which they boil’d down, and eat dipped in wild honey, this was a true Robinson Crusoe line of life. 

CFP: CAPITALISM & SOCIALISM -- A Multi-Disciplinary Conference at New Harmony, Indiana

CAPITALISM & SOCIALISM:

UTOPIA, GLOBALIZATION and REVOLUTION

A Multi-Disciplinary Conference at New Harmony, Indiana

6– 8 November 2014

* Proposals are due 26 May 2014 *

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

ANN: H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2014-04-22 - 2014-04-23

ANN: H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2014-04-22 -

2014-04-23

 

EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM H-NET

 

The following announcements were posted to the H-Net web site between 2014-04-22 and 2014-04-23.

 

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    Title: CFP: Migration & Material Culture in the Modern World

    Location: Illinois

    Date: 2014-06-15

    Description: CFP: People & Things on the Move: Migration and

       Material Culture We seek papers for a workshop to be held May

       13-15, 2015 dedicated to exploring the relationship between

ANN: Lecture by Dr. Yasmín Detrés, “Transporte y Deposición del Polvo Sahariano en la Región del Caribe: Implicaciones para el Clima y la Salud”

From: Humberto Garcia Muniz <hgarciamuniz@gmail.com>

CC14: Dra. Yasmín Detrés, *“Transporte y Deposición del Polvo Sahariano en

la Región del Caribe: Implicaciones para el Clima y la Salud”*

 

 Note: English translation follows.

 

El Instituto de Estudios del Caribe, de la Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río

Piedras (UPR-RP), invita a la comunidad universitaria y al público en

general a la conferencia *“Transporte y deposición del polvo sahariano en

la región del Caribe: implicaciones para el clima y para la salud” *por la

Dra. Yasmín Detrés, Departamento de Ciencias Marinas, UPR-Mayagūez.  La

Dra. Maritza Barreto, Departamento de Geografía, Facultad de Ciencias

X-Post: Conference: The 3rd Annual Igbo Conference will take place at SOAS May 2-3

X-Posted from H-Africa

Louisa Egbunike <le7@soas.ac.uk>

 

The 3rd Annual Igbo Conference will take place at SOAS May 2-3. This

year's theme is 'Igbo Heritage:Production, Diffusion and Legacy'.

 

Keynote Speaker: Douglas B Chambers is an associate professor of

history at the University of Southern Mississippi. Professor Chambers

is a cultural historian of "Atlantic Africa" with research interests

in the Igbo Diaspora and comparative slavery in the Americas. His

keynote address is entitled 'The Igbo Diaspora in the Era of the Slave

Trade: Historical and Cultural Connections'.

 

Featured Speakers: Chike Azuonye (Nigeria Art Society UK) will speak