Wednesday, June 26, 2013

“New Histories of Sugar” Conference Registration Open

The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University will host a conference, "Beyond Sweetness: New Histories of Sugar in the Early Atlantic World," on October 24-27, 2013. The program and registration information have now been posted on the conference website.
    Over two dozen speakers from the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean will evaluate the current state of scholarship, consider alternative consumer cultures and economies, and assess new directions in the study of sugar. Stuart B. Schwartz of Yale University will give the keynote address on the opening day. The conference is timed to coincide with the JCB’s fall 2013 exhibition, "Sugar and the Visual Imagination in the Atlantic World, c 1650-1840."
     For full details, please visit the conference website. The registration deadline is October 1, 2013.

     [N.B.: Readers interested in this topic might also wish to visit the on-line exhibit at the Clements Library at the University of Michigan, "Sugar in the Atlantic World."]