Colonial Caribbean in Context Conference

The University of Notre Dame Department of History presents:

The Colonial Caribbean in Context

A scholarly gathering to examine the place of the greater Caribbean region in European colonialism during the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Sunday, February 7

Graduate student panel, 5:15–6:45 p.m.

Salon A, Morris Inn
reception to follow at Rohr's

Dylan M. LeBlanc, University of Notre Dame: “‘By a hocus pocus of office’: Paper, Slavery, and Empire in Eighteenth Century Jamaica”

Garrett Fontenot, University of Notre Dame: "Citizen Genet's Lost Empire of Liberty in the Antilles and North America" 

Jay Miller, University of Notre Dame: “God’s Protecting Providence in Print: Jonathan Dickinson’s Captivity Narrative in the Quaker Atlantic World”

Maria Cecelia Ulrickson, University of Notre Dame: "Foresters, Ranchers and Bee-Keepers: the Criminalization of Free Black Labor and the Informal Economy in Spanish Santo Domingo, 1768-1813" 

Monday, February 8

Symposium, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

McKenna Hall, Notre Dame Conference Center

Matthew Mulcahy, Loyola University Maryland: “’The Surest and Severest’ of Calamities: Drought and the Plantation Colonies of the Greater Caribbean”

Mariana Candido, University of Notre Dame: “Status, Wealth, and Race in the South Atlantic World: The Circulation of Free African Women between West Central Africa and Brazil”

Sophie White, University of Notre Dame: "Labors of Love in Caribbean Louisiana" 

Trevor Burnard, University of Melbourne

Keynote, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Trevor Burnard
University of Melbourne

“The Atlantic American Revolution: Loyalty and Rebellion in British Plantation Societies”

Sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Henkels Lecture Series.

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