6th Summer Academy of Atlantic History (SAAH)

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August 23, 2019
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Atlantic History / Studies

Sixth Summer Academy of Atlantic History (SAAH)

Multiple Atlantics - Making and transforming the Atlantic World

Bernried, Lake Starnberg, Upper Bavaria, 23-26 August 2019

Has there ever been one Atlantic World? And if so, who made (the) Atlantic world(s)?

Multiple Atlantic worlds emerged with research on the Spanish and Portuguese empires as well as with studies on African slavery and the Black Atlantic. While from an imperial history perspective, scholars have also treated of English/British, French, Dutch and Swedish Atlantic worlds, research on migrations, of free and unfree peoples, on religious communities, pirates, interlopers, maroons, American Indians and many other groups (and individuals) have made clear that the construction of Atlantic worlds was a rather multifaceted phenomenon. Next to the Black Atlantic, scholars have researched Green, Red, Catholic, Protestant and Sephardi Jewish Atlantic worlds. For most of these Atlantics, it is obvious that they were neither homogenous nor self-contained. Many had multiple transregional dimensions, some even on a global scale.

The sixth Summer Academy will be hosted by Prof Susanne Lachenicht, Universitaet Bayreuth, and will take place on Lake Starnberg, Upper Bavaria, Germany.

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Organizers and steering committee:

- Prof Bernard Bailyn (Harvard University, USA)
- Prof Trevor Burnard (University of Melbourne, Australia)
- Prof Nicholas Canny (NUI Galway, Ireland)
- Dr Lauric Henneton (Univ. Versailles-Saint-Quentin, France)
- Prof Susanne Lachenicht (Univ. Bayreuth, Germany)
- Dr Ben Marsh (Univ. of Kent, UK)
- Prof Philip D. Morgan (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
- Prof L.H. Roper (SUNY New Paltz, USA)
- Prof Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (UPO, Seville, Spain)


23 August 2019

2:30pm welcome (Susanne Lachenicht (Bayreuth))

2:45-5:45pm Atlantic Worlds and Slavery I, chair: Trevor Burnard (Melbourne)

James Almeida (Harvard): Minting Slavery: Labor and Race in Potosí, 1570-1800, tutor: Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber (Poitiers)

Annika Bärwald (Bremen): Ports of Non-White Mobility: African, Asian, and American Laborers in Hamburg and Altona, 1750-1840, tutor: Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy (Monticello)

Liana-Beatrice Valerio (Warwick): Emotional Worlds of the Slave-Holding Atlantic, tutor: Gesa Mackenthun (Rostock)

7pm Keynote Nicholas Canny (NUI Galway): Imagining Ireland's Pasts


24 August

9-11am Atlantic Worlds and Slavery II, chair: Lauric Henneton (Versailles – Saint Quentin)

Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber (Poitiers): Regulations of unfree labor systems in the British and French Atlantics, 17th-18th centuries

Michael Bailey (Boston College): Connecting & Transgressing the Atlantic World(s): Irish Catholics, Slavery, & Empire, tutor: Nicholas Canny (NUI Galway)

11-12am Atlantic Worlds and Commodities, chair: Emma Hart (St. Andrews)

Ben Marsh (Kent): Unravelled Dreams: Silkworms and Second Books in Atlantic History


2-4:30pm Atlantic Worlds – Commerce and Trade, chair Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (Seville)

Toby Nash (Melbourne): Imperial Nerve Centres: Fear and Disorder on the Waterfront in French and British America, tutor: Lauric Henneton (Versailles – Saint Quentin)

Randal Grant Kleiser (Columbia University): Emulating Empires: The Inter-Imperial Influences on the Free Port System in the West Indies, tutor: Emma Hart (St. Andrews)

4:30-5:30pm Native American Worlds, chair: Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy (Monticello, VA)

Evan Haefeli (TAMU): The Delaware as Women? New Perspectives on an old Dilemma in Native American History


25 August

9-11am Atlantic History and Social Sciences, chair: Susanne Lachenicht (Bayreuth)

Agatha Bloch (Warsaw): The Portuguese Empire in the context of Social Network Analysis – the early modern interconnected Atlantic World, tutor: Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (Seville)

Emma Hart (St. Andrews): Divided? The Long History of America's Urban-Rural Divide in Transnational Perspective

2pm excursion


26 August

9-11am Atlantic History – Becoming America, chair: Nicholas Canny (NUI Galway, Ireland)

Peter R. Pellizzari (Harvard): A Struggle for Empire: Resistance and Reform in the British Atlantic World, 1760-1778, tutor: Trevor Burnard (Melbourne)

Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy (Monticello/VA): ‘The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind:’ Thomas Jefferson's Idea of a University

13pm departure