Conference Program

DAY ONE – Thursday 22nd 2018


Hesburgh Room/Joyce Room, Morris Inn

DAY TWO – Friday 23rd 2018

8.00am-9.00am BREAKFAST

9:00am-10:30am FIRST PANEL Chair: Joanna Innes

  • European Paper: Rory Rapple, “‘Putting something by’. Crown service and personal enrichment in the reign of Elizabeth I”

  • American Paper: Patrick Griffin, “The State and the Atlantic Crisis of the 1760s: The Irish and American (and British) Case.” 

  • Q&A (30 minutes)

10:30am-11:00am BREAK

11:00am-12:30pm SECOND PANEL Chair: John Deak

  • American Paper: Christopher Flanagan, “Empire by Necessity: the limited means of early US state-building”

  • European Paper: William Doyle, “Delusions of Despotism: Absolutism in retreat before 1789”

  • Q&A (30 minutes)

12:30pm-2:00pm LUNCH, East Lounge

2.00pm-3.00pm CAMPUS TOUR – pick up and drop off from front of McKenna Centre

3:00pm-4:30pm THIRD PANEL Chair: James Sheehan

  • American Paper: Frank Cogliano, “Washington and Jefferson: Competing Visions of the Post-Revolutionary State”

  • European Paper: John Deak, “After War Made the State: The Hapsburg Empire”

  • Q&A (30 minutes)

4:30pm-5:00pm BREAK

5:00pm-6:00pm BOOK LAUNCH, Morris Inn Private Dining Room

  • Patrick Griffin, The Townshend Moment

Introduction by Peter Onuf

6:00pm DINNER – Quinn Room, Morris Inn

DAY THREE – Saturday 24th March 2018

8.00am-9.00am BREAKFAST

9:00am-10:30pm FOURTH PANEL Chair: Frank Cogliano

  • American Paper: Peter Onuf, “The Founders’ Empire”

  • European Paper: Joanna Innes, “Warfare, Welfare and the British State: their changing articulation 1660-1830”

  • Q&A (30 minutes)

​10:30am-11:00am BREAK

11:00am-12:30pm FIFTH PANEL Chair: Jake Lundberg

  • European Paper: Dylan LeBlanc, “Slave Trade Networks and the Changing Nature of Corruption in the British Atlantic, 1670-1740”

  • American Paper: Christa Dierkesheide, "Amelioration, Slavery and the State”

  • Q&A (30 minutes)

​​​​​12:30pm-2:00pm LUNCH, East Lounge

2:00pm-3:30pm SIXTH PANEL Chair: Rebecca McKenna

  • American Paper: Roberto Saba, "The Problem of Sovereignty in the Age of Slavery: Brazil and the American South in the mid-19th century"

  • European Paper: James Sheehan, “The Two Body Problem: Legitimacy and the modern political order”

  • Q&A (30 minutes)

3:30pm-4:00pm BREAK


  • Peter Onuf, Joanna Innes, James Sheehan

  • Open discussion

5:00pm-6:00pm DRINKS – Rohrs’

6:15pm CLOSING DINNER – LaSalle Grill