Monday, February 12, 2018

Program Available: “Entangled Histories” at the McNeil Center

Isaac Mendes Belisario, “Jaw-Bone, or House John-Canoe,” from <em>Sketches of Character, In Illustration of the Habits, Occupation, and Costume of the Negro Population in the Island of Jamaica</em>, 1837; courtesy of Yale Center for British Art
The McNeil Center for Early American Studies is hosting a conference on April 5-7, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa., on "Entangled Histories: Making New Connections in Early America, c. 1750-1850." According to the organizers,
Over the last decade, Entangled History has emerged as a response to the global turn in American History. From recent work on the history of capitalism, slavery, and the slave trade, to studies of revolutions and pandemics, entangled approaches continue to push the boundaries of our historical understanding.
The program for the conference is now available. Among sessions of particular interest are "Trade, Slavery, and Settlement" and "Capital and Property on the Periphery." Full copies of the papers will be available in advance to registrants.
     For complete information about registration, accommodations, and travel, please see the "Entangled Histories" website.