Monday, August 22, 2011

BGEAH September Conference Program Available

The British Group in Early American History (BGEAH), "an extra-institutional collective of scholars interested in the early modern Atlantic world," will hold its 2011 conference at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK, on September 9-11. The theme is "The Growing Daughter: Economies and Cultures in the Development of Early America, 1600-1820." The program, now available on the BGEAH website, features keynote addresses by Cathy Matson, professor of history at the University of Delaware and director of the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia, and by Philip D. Morgan, Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. Professor Matson will speak on "Local Subjects, Global Themes: Recent Refashioning of Colonial North American Economic History"; Professor Morgan will address "Slavery and Antislavery: The Caribbean Perspective."
   Please see the BGEAH conference page for registration details and other information.