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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Maritime Heritage Conference, Norfolk VA, 9/14

Title: 10th Maritime Heritage Conference, Norfolk, VA (USA)
      17.-21.September 2014
   Location: Virginia
   Date: 2014-09-17
   Description: The 10th Maritime Heritage Conference is scheduled
      for 1721 September 2014 in Norfolk, VA. Nauticus, the science
      and technology center and home to the Battleship Wisconsin and
      the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, is the principal host; sessions
      will be held in the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Naval Histor
   Contact: Joy.Eyrolles@norfolk.gov
   URL: nauticus.org/maritime/index.html
   Announcement ID: 213110

THATCamp: Kentucky, May28-30

[Ed. note (PBK): Grad students and scholars interested in deepening their knowledge of the tools that are transforming the discipline will find THAT Camp to be a powerful and productive experience; this one is run by H-Net President and H-Kentucky editor Randolph Hollingsworth.]

May 6 Boston Area Early American History Seminar

Please join us!

Massachusetts Historical Society

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 5:15 p.m.

Hari Vishwanadha, Santa Monica College

Through Novanglus's Eyes: Forms of Empire in India

Comment: Eliga H. Gould, University of New Hampshire

Yankee merchants in the nineteenth-century India trade successfully negotiated the competing claims of Indian society and the British Raj. The experiences of two men, Henry Lee and Charles Eliot Norton, are representative of the rich, complex relationship among the three peoples and served as a template for subsequent merchants engaged in the trade.

H-Net Reviews Posted to the Web, H-SHEAR edition, 7-14 April 2014

Reviewed for H-Albion by David Richardson
   Roberts, Justin.  _Slavery and the Enlightenment in the British
   Atlantic, 1750-1807_.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
   2013.  xiv + 352 pp.  $91.00, ISBN 978-1-107-02585-1.

Jefferson's Birthday

Colleagues on EARAM-L, H-OIEAHC, H-AMSTDY, H-AFRO-AM April 13. Jefferson’s birthday. For a no doubt unusual way to mark the date, click to our Jefferson-Hemings Controversy project, which one visitor described as “properly provocative." Ed