CFP: Fifth Summer Academy of Atlantic History: “Connecting and Globalizing the Atlantic” Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain 28 September – 1 October 2017

In the past few years, historians of the Atlantic World have increasingly turned their interest toward North and South Atlantic relations and connections between Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Pacific Worlds. Atlantic History has turned global – to some extent at least.

For the fifth Summer Academy of Atlantic History we invite applications from PhD students working on the history of the Atlantic World between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. While all projects pertaining to Atlantic History will be considered, we are particularly interested in applications on North and South Atlantic relations and comparisons and on Atlantic-Pacific connections.

The fifth Summer Academy will be hosted by Prof Bartolomé Yun Casalilla of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain, PI of the Project “American Globalization” (HAR2014-53797-P). Born in Lima in 1740, Pablo de Olavide is a prominent figure of what we might want to dub the Atlantic Enlightenment.

As well as providing the selected students with an opportunity to present papers and engage in discussion with tutors and their fellow students on their research, the Summer Academy will also host keynote speakers who will address broad themes appertaining to Atlantic History.

Prospective student participants should send a CV and a summary (3-4 pages altogether) of their research projects to by 30 September 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 October 2016.

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)

Contact Info:

Prof. Dr. Susanne Lachenicht

Chair of Early Modern History

Unievrsitaet Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth


CFP: Fifth European Congress on World and Global History “Ruptures, Empires, Revolutions” (Budapest, 29 August – 2 September 2017)

Under the congress’s general theme “Ruptures, Empires, Revolutions” and on the occasion of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, we seek to discuss the global context and repercussions of the revolution in particular while debating the role of revolutions in global history in general. In recent global history scholarship, the relationship between empire and revolution has been less explored than many other topics that became “globalised” over the past two decades. Furthermore, revolutionary upheavals have mostly been interpreted as caesuras in national histories and much less as being situated in global dynamics. Considering still influential narratives that give revolutions its rank primarily within national histories of nation building and social transformation, we encourage such views to be challenged through a comparative and global perspective on empires and imperial societies as well as on their revolutionary crisis. The chosen focus also has the potential to place centre stage as well as compare and explore the interconnectedness of uneven social and political change around the world, including both colonial as well as post-colonial settings. The congress will take place from 29 August – 2 September 2017 in Budapest.

Since the congress will be organised in panels of two or two and a half hours length, the steering committee of ENIUGH will choose paper proposals with a particular focus on their capacity to allow for fruitful discussions among the panelists.

We specifically look for paper proposals that complement and fill slots in already existing panels while also expanding the intellectual range of the conference’s programme. We particularly welcome proposals addressing the following topics:

  • Pre-1500 cross-cultural developments, ruptures and changes
  • Wars, violent transformation, and radical interventions in the distribution of ownership, in their connections to new orders
  • Comparative military history and the destructive effects of international and global connectivity
  • Connected histories of the South-East Europe
  • Revolution and empire in conceptualisations and methodologies of world and global history, for both teaching and research
  • Revolutions and the reordering of spatial configurations from the late 18th to the beginning of the 21st century
  • Connected histories of the Eastern Mediterranean and Arab world at large
  • Gendered perspectives on the theme of the conference
  • Internal peripheries between imperial arrangements and global markets
  • Colonial agricultural policies, African farmers and the development of the cooperative movement in Ghana and Sierra Leone (1920s-1950s)

This is only a selection of topics for papers presented at the congress. We are very much welcoming topics beyond this list as well.

Proposals: In addition to providing a name, affiliation and email, the proposal should include the title of the paper and an abstract (100 words).

Submission: All proposals must be received by 15 November 2016 and submitted electronically through the congress website:


RESISTANCE IN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY AND POLITICAL THOUGHT University of Sussex, 15th and 16th September 2016



All sessions will take place in Jubilee Building, room 144

Thursday 15th September


Iain McDaniel & Gordon Finlayson (Sussex)               Welcome & introductory remarks

2:15-3:45          Chair: Gordon Finlayson (Sussex)

Sophie Nicholls (Oxford)                   Defending ‘la patrie’: theorists of resistance in the French Catholic League

Signy Gutnick Allen (York)              Early Modern Punishment and Resistance Rights

3:45-4:15            Coffee break

4:15-5:45               Chair: Sarah Mortimer (Oxford)

Rémy Duthille (Bordeaux)                The English rational dissenters and the duty of resistance

Reidar Maliks (Oslo)                          Resistance and revolution in late eighteenth-century Germany

7:30                      Dinner (venue tbc)


Friday 16th September

9:15–10:45        Chair: Andrew Chitty (Sussex)

Iain McDaniel (Sussex)                      Resisting the Demos? Resistance and Popular Sovereignty in early nineteenth-century Europe

Julia Nicholls (Oxford)                      The Boundaries of Resistance: Revolutionary Thought in Post-Revolutionary France

10:45-11:15          Coffee break

11:15-12:45         Chair: Joanne Paul (Sussex)

Tim Stanton (York)                            “and perhaps their Religion too”: resistance and religion from Locke to Barth

Caroline Ashcroft (Cambridge)          Resistance and the Limits of Nonviolence in Arendt’s Political Thought

12:45-1:45          Lunch break

1:45-4:00             Chair: Iain McDaniel (Sussex)

Louiza Odysseos (Sussex)                  Human rights and/as counter-conduct: resistance between limited political action and ‘illimitable’ ethical self-formation

Denis Chevrier-Bosseau (Sussex)       Contesting the Present: Nietzsche and Resistance in the Age of Whistleblowers

Lawrence Hamilton(Wits/Cambridge)     Resistance and Radical Democracy: Freedom, Power and Institutions

4:00-4:15             break

4:15-4:45            Concluding remarks led by Andrew Chitty (Sussex) and Joanne Paul (Sussex)

6e Journée d’études Patrimoine : Fonds Dubois 1688, The Glorious Revolution: continental and transatlantic perspectives

  1688, The Glorious Revolution:

continental and transatlantic perspectives

6e Journée d’études Patrimoine : Fonds Dubois

MIMMOC ; MSHS Poitiers (Axe 3), Fonds ancien SCD Poitiers,

le 7 avril 2016


10h : Anne-Claire Faucquez (Université Panthéon-Assas) :

The Glorious Revolution in New York : a colonial experiment ?

10h30 : Steve Sarson (Université Jean Moulin – Lyon III) :

A total contradiction to every principle laid down at the time of the Revolution”: The Glorious Revolution and the American Revolution

11h : Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber (Université de Poitiers) :

The Glorious Revolution from the Irish point of view : political and religious challenges.

11h30-12h00 : Questions


Le 10 mai, Luc Borot (Professeur à l’université Montpellier 3, ancien directeur de la Maison française d’Oxford) fera une intervention sur “The societies of Britain through 2 revolutions: social changes, cultural changes, political and confessional issues“, UFR Lettres et Langues, Salle C O13

Organisée par S. Finding et E. Peyrol-Kleiber

Cfp : Newspapers and Periodicals in Britain & Ireland, 1641–1800

Call for Papers

Newspapers and Periodicals in Britain & Ireland, 1641–1800

7–9 September 2016
University College Dublin, Ireland

An inter-disciplinary conference organised by Dr Geoff Kemp (Auckland) and Professor Jason McElligott (Dublin)


Areas of interest

Proposals are welcomed for 20 minute papers which address any of the following areas in Britain and/or Ireland between 1641 and 1800:

  •  Individual publications of note; important/significant editors/owners/journalists.
  •  Thematic overviews, particularly ones that examine concepts such as the public sphere, definitions of the press, or the political economy of the press.
  • Assessments of regional and national identity, including the role of publications in articulating ethnic and gendered identities.
  • The movement of print information across space and time
  • Print and media networks and communication structures
  • Digital futures and possibilities
  • Contextualisations of print media as shaped by technological, political and cultural forces
  • Readers and readership
  • Patterns of migration and national, regional, global communication exchanges
  • Analyses of newspaper and periodical publishing in specific cities or regions
  • The newspaper and periodical press as a physical artifact
  • Aspects of visual culture, including graphic design, illustration and technological developments
  • The commodification and professionalisation of journalism and the periodical press
  • Advertising and commercialisation
  • Collectors and collections

How to submit a proposal

Proposals of 300 words (maximum) for 20-minute presentations are invited which engage with the themes of the conference. Please also include a short biography of a maximum of 70 to 100 words. Both proposal and biography should be combined in one document and attached to your email submission as either a Word document or PDF file.
Proposals should be emailed to <> by close of business on Monday, 29 February 2016.
Successful applicants will be notified by email on Monday, 14 March 2016.


This conference is the last in a series of three events which are intended to map current research in British and Irish press history. The first event, on the twentieth century, was hosted by Sheffield University’s Centre for Journalism Studies in September 2014. The second conference, on the nineteenth century, was held in the University of Edinburgh in September 2015.
Like its predecessors, this conference in UCD will contribute to the commissioning of a three-volume overview of British and Irish newspaper and periodical history. The work, commissioned by Edinburgh University Press, will be under the general editorship of Professor Martin Conboy (Sheffield), Professor David Finkelstein (Edinburgh), Dr Geoff Kemp (Auckland) and Professor Jason McElligott (Dublin).

Exposition virtuelle : L’Etat de l’Irlande 1640-1830

Dans les quelque neuf cents ouvrages en anglais du Service du Livre ancien de l’Université de Poitiers, cent soixante-deux traitent de l’Irlande. Ils ont été publiés entre 1643 et 1800. Une cinquantaine de ces ouvrages ont été sélectionnés pour l’exposition « L’état de l’Irlande 1640-1830 ». Ils traitent de sujets touchant à la politique économique et à l’économie politique et abordent des sujets variés, qui vont des décisions régulant l’imposition et la taxation au moment de la guerre civile en Angleterre entre parlementaires et royalistes (1643) à un traité sur les considérations sur l’état de l’Irlande au moment de l’incorporation politique (1801). Exposition Virtuelle

Crédits: Philippe Cauvet, Pascale Drouet, Susan Finding, Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber, enseigants-chercheurs en études anglophones à la Faculté des Lettres et Langues et membres des groupes de recherche MIMMOC et FORELL, Anne-Sophie Durozoy, Conservateur, Fonds ancien, Service commun de documentation, Université de Poitiers, ainsi que les étudiants du Master 2 esDoc.

Day Conference : Le témoin et l’écriture de l’histoire, Montpellier 3, 29 janvier 2016

JE : Vendredi 29 Janvier : Le témoin et l’écriture de l’histoire

Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, Site Saint Charles (arrêt Albert 1er, Tram bleu)


9h15 : accueil


Marie-Jeanne Rossignol (Université Paris 7-Denis Diderot)

« The Negro in the American Rebellion: His Heroism and His Fidelity de William Wells Brown (1867) »

Claire Bourhis-Mariotti (Université Paris 8)

« Un pamphlet « noir » diffusé au cœur de la « Cité blanche » : les difficiles publication et diffusion de The Reason Why, ou comment un pamphlet majeur a failli ne jamais voir le jour »

Matthieu Renault (Université Paris 8)

« Lorenzo Greene : Une histoire des révoltes sur les navires négriers »



Claire Parfait (Université Paris 13)

« Histoire et militantisme : William Cooper Nell »

Michaël Roy (Université Paris 13)

« “[N]ot planned for the scholars” : Benjamin Quarles et l’écriture d’une histoire africaine-américaine grand public au temps des droits civiques »



Nicolas Gachon (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)

« Mémoire palimpseste et écriture de l’histoire : le cas John Ware (Gorée, 1807-1841) »

Claudine Raynaud (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)

“Bearing Witness: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, A Northern Slave (1850)”



Anne-Claire Faucquez (Université Paris II Assas-Panthéon)

« Comment reconstruire la présence africaine dans le New York du 17e siècle? Quelques pistes méthodologiques sur la spécificité des sources à la période coloniale »

Elodie Peyrol (Université de Poitiers)

« ‘Servant’ et ‘slave’ : difficultés de la terminologie employée dans les sources coloniales »

Lawrence Aje (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)

« Écrire l’histoire des libres de couleur de Charleston, Caroline du Sud : difficultés terminologiques, obstacles archivistiques et enjeux épistémologiques »


Contacts : ou

EMMA (EA 741), CREW (EA 4399), LARCA (EA 4214), Pléiade (EA 7338)

Cfp Day conference Poitiers, 7th April. 1688, The Glorious Revolution: continental and transatlantic perspectives

1688, La Glorieuse révolution : perspectives européennes et transatlantiques

6e Journée d’études Patrimoine : Fonds Dubois,

MSHS Poitiers, Fonds ancien SCD Poitiers,

le 7 avril 2016 (MIMMOC) Organisée par S. Finding et E. Peyrol-Kleiber

Appel à contributions :

Si la Glorieuse révolution en Angleterre (1688) inaugure de nouveau rapports entre la monarchie et le parlement anglais, et les victoires militaires et parlementaires qui suivirent mirent fin à tout espoir de retour au statut quo ante et à la possibilité de maintenir une pluralité religieuse, se soldant par l’avènement du « Royaume-Uni » (1707), les événements dans les îles britanniques à la fin du XVIIe siècle furent suivis au-delà des mers : en Europe chez les rivaux continentaux du Royaume anglais et en Amérique du nord, dans les jeunes colonies.

Les perspectives européennes et transatlantiques de la Glorieuse révolution contribuent à élargir les horizons de cet événement qui a souvent été interprété comme une affaire interne à la scène politique anglaise. Les approches de l’histoire « globale » ont changé les perspectives. Des faits contributoires et des conséquences multiples sont à chercher sur la scène internationale. Dans les domaines de l’histoire des idées politiques et philosophiques, de la circulation d’idées, de l’histoire de l’empire britannique, et des rapports économiques et sociaux, les changements qui interviennent à la fin du XVIIe siècle et au début du XVIIIe siècle annoncent une nouvelle ère globale.

Des contributions qui utiliseront les auteurs, ouvrages et/ou archives du Fonds Dubois (dont une collection d’ouvrages rares d’histoire politique et économique anglais de 1600 à 1830) et du Fonds d’Argenson (dont la famille fournit conseillers, ambassadeurs et ministres d’état au XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles) déposés à l’Université de Poitiers seraient appréciables. Catalogue en ligne sur :

Propositions à envoyer avant le 28 février 2016.


1688, The Glorious Revolution: continental and transatlantic perspectives

6th Day Conference Patrimoine Fonds Dubois, Fonds ancien SCD Poitiers, MSHS Poitiers

7th April 2016

Call for papers :

If the Glorious Revolution in England (1688) launched a new balance of power between the monarchy and the English Parliament, the military and  parliamentary successes which followed ended any hope of a return to the status quo ante, as well as the possibility of maintaining religious diversity, resulting in the advent of the United Kingdom (1707), the events in the British Isles at the end of the 17th century were followed overseas : in Europe by the English kingdoms rivals, and in North America’s young colonies.

European and transatlantic perspectives on the Glorious Revolution enlarge the horizons of this phenomenon which has often been interpreted as an purely internal English political affair. Global history approaches have changed this outlook. Multiple causes and consequences are to be sought on the international scene. The changes which intervened at the end of the 17th century and beginning of the 18th century are now seen in the fields of politics, history and circulation of ideas, colonial history, economic and social history, as announcing a new global era.

Contributions which include the authors, works and/or archives in the Dubois Rare Books Collection (including rare books in English on political science and economics 1600-1830) and the Argenson Collection (whose family provided counsellors, ambassadors, ministers in 17th and 18th century France) held the University of Poitiers Library would be appreciated. Catalogue  :

Deadline : 28 February 2016.

Contacts :

  1. Finding (MIMMOC), Université de Poitiers,
  2. Peyrol-Kleiber (MIMMOC), Université de Poitiers,

Cfp: Copyright and the Circulation of Knowledge: Industry Practices and Public Interests in Great Britain from the 18th Century to the Present

Appel à Contributions:

 Copyright and the Circulation of Knowledge:

Industry Practices and Public Interests in Great Britain from the 18th Century to the Present

New combinations of technology, culture, and business practice are transforming relationships among authors, publishers, and audiences in many fields of knowledge, including journalism, science research, and academia. Self-publishing, open-access, open source, creative commons, crowd sourcing and copy left: these are a few of the key words associated with recent changes in how knowledge is produced and circulated. While being celebrated for their potential to democratize knowledge, many of these changes have been accompanied by heated debates on such questions as the appropriate role of experts and ‘gatekeepers’; how to ensure that such projects are both trustworthy and economically viable; and how best to balance the interests of authors, publishers, and the general public. Copyright is often at the centre of these discussions.

Though the technologies involved have changed dramatically since the eighteenth century, similar questions were debated in the decades following the first British copyright statute (1710). Indeed, today’s discussions of piracy and copyright sometimes echo the eighteenth-century ‘battle of the booksellers’ that pitted advocates of a limited-term copyright (and the creation of a public domain) against proponents of authors’ natural (and perpetual) rights over their works. Then as now, many felt that the law was not always in step with cultural norms or trade practices. While some denounced all unauthorized republications as piracies, others experimented with new ways of disseminating knowledge through translations, abridgements, compilations (including the first magazines), and cheap reprints. During the nineteenth century, technological and cultural changes and the increasingly international market for books led to more debates over the legitimacy and public utility of various forms of reprinting, as well as new strategies for combatting piracy.

This conference seeks to bring together specialists of Great Britain from the eighteenth century to the present to explore the complex relationship between copyright and the circulation of knowledge. We welcome case studies that focus on a particular time period as well as papers that show how attitudes and practices have changed over time. Papers that bring past and present concerns into dialogue are especially welcome. Potential topics may include:


¤ the economics of publishing in a given period or sector, and its effects on the circulation of knowledge;

¤ the political, cultural, or philosophical underpinnings of public access to knowledge;

¤ the strategies developed by authors or publishers to protect their intellectual property;

¤ the perceived boundaries between legitimate and piratical publications;

¤ the consequences of specific laws or institutional arrangements for the circulation of knowledge in different domains;

¤ the use of historical examples in arguments about copyright and the public domain;

¤ the different forms of publication developed to republish or recirculate existing works, whether authorized or not.

Interested scholars should send an abstract of their proposed paper (200 words) and a short biography-bibliography (100 words) by 15 January 2016. Answers will be given by 15 March 2016.

Proposals should be sent to


¤ Emmanuelle Avril – professeur des universités – Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (CREW/CREC EA 4399)

¤ Sarah Pickard – mcf – Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (CREW/CREC EA 4399)

¤ Will Slauter – mcf – Université Paris Diderot (LARCA UMR 8225)

¤ Bénédicte Miyamoto – mcf – Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (CREW/CREC EA 4399)

¤ Louisiane Ferlier – digitization project manager – the Royal Society


Call for papers to dowload on the conference web page:

With the support of:

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

CREW (EA 4399) – the Centre for Research on the English-speaking Word

CREC – the Centre for Reasearch on British Studies

Université Paris Diderot

LARCA (UMR 8225) – Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones

Université Paris Diderot & Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Membres fondateurs de Sorbonne Paris Cité (SPC)

Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)

Conference “Jonathan SWIFT 350”, Dublin 2017

“Jonathan Swift 350”, Dublin 2017

A conference to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift will be held between 7-9 June 2017 in Trinity College Dublin. The conference patrons are:

Patrick Prendergast, Provost, Trinity College Dublin

Victor Stacey, Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

James V. Lucey, Director, St Patrick’s Medical Health Services, Dublin

Mary E. Daly, President, Royal Irish Academy.


The conference, entitled “Jonathan Swift 350”, will form part of the wider Dublin Celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Swift’s birth that will include events and/or exhibitions at Marsh’s Library, Dublin City Libraries and other venues, as well as an exhibition of Swiftiana mounted by the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

The conference organizers expect to invite three or four plenary speakers; there will also be sessions and round tables for other participants, and social gatherings.

A formal Call for Papers for the conference will be issued early in 2016. Meanwhile, those who would like to present a 20-minute paper or organize a panel (3 x 20 minute papers) are invited to contact the organizers, by email, to indicate interest. Papers on the general topic of Swift and Ireland would be particularly welcome. 200-word proposals will be due in the summer of 2016 and a list of papers accepted will be published, with the conference timetable and the names of Plenary Speakers, early in 2017.

Aileen Douglas             Andrew Carpenter                    Ian Campbell Ross

Trinity College Dublin   University College Dublin          Trinity College Dublin

A conference website is being developed at and will go live later in 2015. Meanwhile, please send all communications to: <>; <>; and <>



Vendredi 16 octobre 2015, MSHS, Université de Poitiers

9h30 – Accueil


Eric Tuncq (Université de Toulon), « Le travail contraint dans le Brésil hollandais (1624-1654) et la puissance publique, selon le Charolais Pierre Moreau (1651). Le non-transfert du droit et l’échec d’un contre-modèle ».

Anne-Claire Faucquez (Université Paris II Assas-Panthéon), « Le travail contraint dans la colonie de New York au 17e siècle : entre la législation et la pratique ».

Anna Thiemann, (Université de Münster), « ‘White Slavery’ in Seventeenth-Century Barbados ».



Lawrence Aje (Université de Montpellier 3), « Une étude comparative du statut juridique des travailleurs non libres en Caroline du Sud (1670- 1865) ».

Augustin Habran, (Université Paris 7 Diderot), « L’Institution Particulière à l’Ouest : le Territoire Indien, un autre « État Sudiste » ? (1830-1861) »

15h-15h30 – PAUSE 15h30-16h

Denis Lamaison, (Université de Guyane), « Ni esclaves, ni libres : histoire des premiers engagés chinois de Guyane (1820-1835) ».



Cfp Space, Mobility, and Power in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850


Space, Mobility, and Power in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850

A conference co-sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the University Paris Diderot, the University Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, and the Institute of the Americas (France)

Organizing committee: Claire Bourhis-Mariotti (Paris 8), Pierre Gervais (Paris 3), Marie-Jeanne Rossignol (president, Paris Diderot), Rahma Jerad (Carthage), William Slauter (Paris Diderot).

Program/Scientific Committee : Emma Hart (St Andrews), Allan Potofsky (president, Paris Diderot), Daniel K. Richter (McNeil Center, UPennsylvania) Oliver Scheiding (Mainz), Irmina Wawrzyczek (Lublin), Bertrand van Ruymbeke (Paris-8).

Principal Venue : University Paris Diderot Paris 7.

Dates : December 8-10 2016


The European Early American Studies association proposes to focus its 2016 meeting on the interrelated themes of Space, Mobility, and Power. In recent years, many scholars have adopted an Atlantic approach to the study of early modern empires. Whereas imperial history viewed power as flowing from metropolitan center to colonial periphery, focused on political institutions, affording little agency to non-white actors, Atlantic history has broadened our understanding of the dynamic process of early modern colonization.  Although the limitations of Atlantic history continue to be debated, the approach has undeniably focused attention on the mobility of peoples, commodities, and cultures, and revealed the multiple channels through which power and people flowed both within and among continental spaces. Indeed, its efficacy is demonstrated by recent work that re-evaluates some of the core topics of the old imperial history, including state formation, imperial government, political economy, religious communication networks, sovereignty, and European territorial expansion, to name a few examples.

One consequence of this process of pouring old wine into new bottles has been an enhanced focus on the connected issues of space, mobility, and power.  If political power did not flow from center to periphery, how did it function? How did the scale and character of the American landscape affect European claims to power over it? How did provincial and colonial agents in the New World relate to imperial centers of authority when traders, trappers, soldiers, slaves and missionaries, among others, were entangled in a complex and often conflictual relationship with Imperial-Atlantic decision-makers?  Did the European colonial experience in North America prompt Atlantic political and economic integration in the period of early globalization? What were the social problems created by the forced circulation of people and goods at the local and transnational levels? How was local production in certain regions linked to new forms of international exchange? We welcome proposals that address these questions or otherwise consider the interactions of space, mobility, and power in the history of early America and its relationship to the larger Atlantic world. Possible panel topics include:

–       The flow of wealth around the Atlantic

–       Degrees of unfreedom in the Atlantic world’s labour regimes

–       Migrations into, out of, and around the Atlantic World

–       Individuals and societies on the margins or outside of formal Atlantic empires

–       Interactions between agents of empire and others

–       Space, mobility, and power within and among indigenous polities

–       Mapping and documenting space

–       Contested spaces

–       The territorial limits of empire

–       The role of religion/religious networks in mobilizing space and power

–       Textual mobility and the traffic of books, letters, and documents

–     Censorship and other means of controlling the flow of ideas and information

–       Commerce and political diplomacy between republics and reformed monarchies

–       Merchant cultures and practices across the boundaries of empires

–       Cultural and linguistic cohesions within new political regimes



1 December 2015:  Application deadline.  The application is to consist of three documents: a 300-400 word abstract of the paper; a 100 word biographical statement; and a 2-page (maximum) cv.  Please entitle each document with your last name, followed by eeasa2016.  For example: condorceteeasa2016.doc.  The conference address for submissions:

30 January 2016.  Response by the program committee.

15 November 2016.  Submission of the conference papers which will be precirculated in limited fashion.

8-10 December 2016: Conference, “Space, mobility, power in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850”.

Claire Bourhis-Mariotti
Maître de Conférences en histoire & civilisation des Etats-Unis

5th Day conference Dubois collection

affiche 5e JE Dubois 2015

The 5th day conference will be held on 11th June 2015. The programme is as follows :

Politique économique dans l’espace atlantique, XVIe-XIXe siècles /

Political Economy in the Atlantic World, 16th-19th centuries

Matin  Moderator: Allan Potofsky (Université Paris-Diderot)

9h30 Anne-Sophie Durozoy (Curator, Poitiers University Library Rare Books Collection), Presentation of the Dubois collection.

10h      Stephanie Mercier (Université de Poitiers), “ ‘[A]nd consequently to honour, obey, feare and loue vs’ : Reading the transatlantic Renaissance – Early mercantile writers Malynes, Milles, Misselden, Mun.”

10h30  Simon Middleton (Sheffield University), “The influence of texts and contexts in Benjamin Franklin’s Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper Currency     (1729).”

11h      Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber (Université de Poitiers), “The Dubois archives and Unfree Labor, 17th/18th centuries.”

11h30  Discussion

Déjeuner au

Après-midi      Moderator : Simon Middleton (Sheffield)

14h      Daisy Gibbs (University College London), “The economics of grain: France and     Britain in Turgot, Tucker and Townshend’s political thought.”

14h30  Kristin Condotta Lee (Tulane University), “Establishing Overseas: Irish Merchants, Linen and Early New Orleans (1769 to 1820).”

15h      Susan Finding (Université de Poitiers), “Auguste Dubois bibliophile: collecting pamphlets on political economy 1900-1920.”

15h30  Discussion


Contacts : Susan Finding, Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber (MIMMOC, Université de Poitiers)