British Group in Early American History Conference, September, 3-6, 2015
2.00-3.30, Registration and coffee/tea, Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield.
3.45-5.15, Credit, Class Formation, and the Self.
Chair: Simon Middleton.
Andrew Lawson, “Becoming Bourgeois: Benjamin Franklin’s Account of the Self.”
Matthew Pethers, “Becoming Proletarian: William Moraley’s Unaccountable Self.”
Natalie Zacek, “Inventing the People in the West Indies: Samuel Martin’s ‘The Lying Hero’.”
5.30-7.00, Trevor Burnard, “Planters, Fear, and Slavery in the Coming of the American Revolution.”
Dinner on your own, or sign up for group curry on the day, approx £15.
Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield.
9.15-10.45, Material Culture in Early National America.
Chair: Geoffrey Plank.
Zara Anishanslin, “Domesticating Revolution: Bringing Battle into the Home, and Home into Battle, in the Revolutionary Era.”
Nancy Siegel, “In Search of the Freedom Fry: Culinary Politics in the Early American Republic.”
Abby Chandler, “ ‘Unawed by the Laws of their Country’: The Role of English Law in North Carolina’s Regulator Rebellion.”
11.00-12.30, Kinship and migration networks.
Chair: Natalie Zacek.
Kimberly Sherman, “Keeping It in the Family: Scottish Kinship Networks in North Carolina, 1730-1800.”
Elodie Peyrol, “The Migration of Irish Indentured Servants in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake.”
Sarah Hall, “Correspondence networks in the early seventeenth century: building a picture of a transatlantic puritan community.”
2.00-3.30, John Adams’s Nation.
Chair: Karin Wulf.
Nicholas Cole, “New Approaches to the Records of the Federal Convention.”
Sara Georgini, “John Adams for the Defence.”
Colin Nicolson, “The Case for the Prosecution: John Adams and History.”
3.45-5.15, Across the Waters.
Chair: Daniel Richter.
Rachel Herrmann, “Canoes, Coasts, and Rivers in Eighteenth-Century Sierra Leone.”
Geoffrey Plank, “Ouemichtigouchiou: Naval Technology and the Creation of the Atlantic World.”
Caroline Dodds Pennock, “Crossing The ‘Great Water’: A Native American History of the Atlantic.”
Chair: Trevor Burnard.
Andrew Beaumont, Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761 (OUP, 2015).
Dinner on your own or sign up for group meal on the day, approx £15.
Today’s sessions will be held in the Frederick Mappin Building, Lecture Theatre 5.
9.15-10.45, Creative Destruction: Port Cities, Pirates, and Promising Apperances.
Chair: Rachel Herrmann.
Sheryllynne Haggerty, “Liverpool’s Trade with the West Indies, 1660-1720.”
John Donoghue, “Creative Destruction: Pirates, Port Cities, and the Political Economy of Capitalism.”
Tom Cutterham, “‘A Very Promising Appearance’: Daniel Parker’s Circle and the Language of Commercial Capital, 1785-1793.”
11.00-12.30, “‘The Causes which Impel them to Separation’: Americanness and
Chair: John Donoghue.
Angel O’Donnell, “Struenee’s Ghost: Popular Narratives of European Decline, 1767 – 1776.”
Thomas Rodgers, “The Character of a Republican State.”
Jennifer Scammell, “Identity, Republicanism, and Monarchy.”
Blair Smith, “Cognitive Landscapes, Cultural Memory: Localism as Nationalism on the Post Revolutionary Backcountry.”
2.00-3.30, America from the Outside In and Inside Out.
Chair: Sheryllynne Haggerty.
Gareth Davies, “Clutching at Canada: The 1776 Congressional Mission to Quebec.”
Cho-Chien Feng, “‘Peace, Order and Happiness Were Restored’: The Loyalist Concept of Liberty in Revolutionary New York.”
Jonathan Singerton, “Why ‘The Habsburgs Get No Respect’: The American Founding from a Viennese Perspective, 1776-1783.”
3.45-5.15, Enlightenment, Evangelicalism, and Internationl Law.
Chair: Colin Nicolson
Gideon Mailer, “Between Enlightenment and Evangelicalism: Presbyterian Diversity and American Slavery, 1700-1800.”
Peter Thompson, “The Vattelian Moment.”
7.00, Conference dinner.
Peak District hike, depending on weather and if there are any takers. You will need decent footware. Train out to the Peak District 9 am. Two-hour (ish) walk and pub lunch (depending on numbers) back in Sheffield for 1600.