ANN CONF: Global Cultural Encounters, 1750s-1950s, Ann Arbor, August 2-4, 2017

PROGRAM: Global Cultural Encounters, 1750s-1950s – Between the Material and Immaterial


The conference will take place in 1014 Tisch Hall, History Department, Central Campus at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017


3:00–3:30 Registration


3:30–3:45 Welcome Address

Geoff Eley (University of Michigan), History Department Chair


3:45–4:00 Opening Remarks

"Roots" at 40: Reflections & Remembrances

Goodwin College commemorates the 40th anniversary of the ABC television broadcast of Alex Haley’s Roots with a conference designed to inspire reflection and encourage conversation. Goodwin’s collection of Haley’s research papers serves as a centerpiece for the event.

Keynote speaker: Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad

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Renaissance Society of America Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 22-24, 2018: Seeking proposals

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation proposals and complete panels for its 2018 annual conference, to be held March 22-24, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.  The Journal of Jesuit Studies regularly sponsors panels at this conference.  We are looking to organize panels in any aspect of Jesuit studies in any region, up to the year 1700.



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