Entangled Histories: Making New Connections in Early America, c. 1750-1850

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April 5, 2018 to April 7, 2018
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Native American History / Studies

Entangled Histories: Making New Connections in Early America, c. 1750-1850

April 5-7, 2018, Philadelphia, PA

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies invites you to a special conference on entanglements in America and the Atlantic world.

Emerging from a 2007 forum on “Entangled Empires” in the American Historical Review, the concept of “entangled history” has been widely used to address questions of sovereignty, diplomacy, borderlands, diaspora, and other subjects in early America.  This three day conference will showcase new work and encourage scholars to look more closely at historical processes that disrupt imperial-state borders.

Organized by Eliga Gould (University of New Hampshire) and Julia Mansfield (Yale University), the event will bring together an international group of scholars to discuss entangled histories in North America and beyond.  The program will open with a moderated debate between Alison Games (Georgetown University) and Pekka Hämäläinen (University of Oxford).  The core of the program will be a series of six panels with pre-circulated papers by scholars working on Anglo-American, Spanish, French, and Indigenous polities.  In sharing new work, these scholars will open conversations about the influence and future direction of entangled history. 


You can see the full program and register here: www.mceas.org/entangled/

To obtain the pre-circulated papers, you must register for the conference.


Contact the McNeil Center (mceas@sas.upenn.edu) with questions about conference details.

Sponsors: McNeil Center for Early American Studies, American Philosophical Society Library, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, The Department of History, University of New Hampshire, with support from the William L. Dunfey Endowment for the Study of History.

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The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania

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