Atlantic Geographies

The American Studies Program and the Department of History present:



"A View of the City of San Sebastian y Isl of Cobrius Rio de Janeiro." p.8. Shillibeer, John. A narrative of the Briton's voyage to Pitcairn's Island : including an interesting sketch of the present state of the Brazils and of Spanish South America. London, 1818. More Information 
Image courtesy of Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries

A 4-DAY INSTITUTE FOR DOCTORAL CANDIDATES AND RECENT PHDS

MAY 14-17, 2012

Program:

MONDAY MAY 14

9:00-10:00 AM

Breakfast / registration
CHC conference room

10 AM-12:30 PM

Panel 1: Empire 
CHC conference room

Aaron Alejandro Olivas (UCLA), “The French Compagnie Royale de Guinée and Loyalty to Philip V in Spanish America during the War of the Spanish Succession”

Laurie Wood (UT Austin), “Courtrooms in Colonies: The Legal Geography of France’s First Overseas Empire, 1680-1780”

Commentators:  Kristen Block (FAU) and Bianca Premo (FIU)

12:30-2:00 PM

Lunch
Memorial 125D

2:00-4:00 PM

Library tour/presentations: Cuban Heritage Collection and Special Collections, Richter Library

4:30-6:00 PM

Keynote address: Vincent Brown (Duke), "Cartographies of Atlantic Worlds: What Are We Mapping?"
CAS/Wesley Gallery
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6:00-7:00 PM

Reception
CAS/Wesley Gallery breezeway

TUESDAY MAY 15

9:00-10:00 AM

Breakfast
CHC conference room

10:00 AM-12:00N

Seminar with Vincent Brown, "How Do We Map Atlantic Slavery?"
CHC conference room

Johanna Drucker, "Humanistic Approaches to the Graphical Expression of Interpretation," 20 May 2010, View the MIT Video

David Eltis and David Richardson, Introduction, The Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), pp. 1-19

Daniel Hopkins, Philip Morgan, and Justin Roberts, "The Application of GIS to the Reconstruction of the Slave-Plantation Economy of St. Croix, Danish West Indies," Historical Geography, Special Issue: Geographies of Slavery, Volume 39 (2011): 85-104

Vincent Brown, "Gardens of Remembrance," Chapter 7 of The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008)

12:00N-1:30 PM

Lunch
Memorial 125D

2:00-4:30 PM

Panel 2: Networks 
Richter 3rd floor conference room

Marina Bilbija (UPenn), “Mapping Caste, Dreaming Brotherhood: British Anti-Racist Networks in the 1890s”

Pablo Palomino (UC Berkeley), “The First Modern Musical Cartography of the Americas: the Boletín Latino Americano de Música (1935-1946)”

Lara Stein Pardo (Michigan), “Terrains of Contemporary Caribbean Art in Miami, Florida”

Commentators: Raphael Dalleo (FAU) and Tim Watson (Miami)

8:00 PM

Dinner: Aromas del Peru, Coral Gables

WEDNESDAY MAY 16

8:30-9:30 AM

Breakfast
CHC conference room

9:30 AM-11:30AM

Panel 3: Displacements
Richter 3rd floor conference room

Jane Seiter (Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory),“‘Within These Despicable Walls’: French Caribbean Prisoners of War in England from 1793 to 1801”

Noel Smyth (UC Santa Cruz), “The Natchez of Louisiana in the Caribbean,
1731-1733”

Commentators:  Jason Pearl (FIU) and Ashli White (Miami)

11:30AM-12:30 PM

Lunch
Memorial 125D

12:30-3:00 PM

Panel 4: Borders 
CHC conference room

Matthew Casey (Pittsburgh), “Haitian Migrants, Religious Communities, and Repression in Rural Cuba”

Roberto Chauca (Florida), “Jesuit Missionaries, Spanish Officials, and their Contrasting Visions of Quito and Amazonia by the 1760s”

Yuko Miki (Washington U), “Nobody’s Land: Indigenous and Black Slavery in the Conquest of Postcolonial Brazil”

Commentators: Tracy Devine Guzmán (Miami) and Kate Ramsey (Miami)

THURSDAY MAY 17

9:00-10:00 AM

Breakfast
CHC conference room

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Panel 5: Oceans 
CHC conference room

Anyaa Anim-Addo (National Maritime Museum, London), “‘Some of the Same Places Are Visited Again and Again’: The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and the Geographies of Caribbean Tourism, 1880-1914”

Matthew Bahar (Oklahoma), “‘Indian Pirets,’ ‘Savage Mariners,’ and ‘Piratical Sea Rovers’: Maritime Theft and Violence in the Wabanaki Atlantic”

John Dixon (Harvard), “‘From Sea Towards Cadiz,’ and other Voyages of William Almy, 1776-1780”

Commentators: John Funchion (Miami) and Kunal Parker (Miami)

12:30-1:30 PM

Lunch
Memorial 125D

2:00-4:00 PM

Panel 6: Performances 
Richter 3rd floor conference room

Kahlil Chaar-Pérez (NYU), “Spectacles of Crisis: Colonialism, Race, and Late-Nineteenth-Century Cuban and Puerto Rican Bufo Theatre”

Miles Grier (Duke), “Williamsburg Playhouse, 1752: Atlantic Crossroads”

Commentator: Jenna Gibbs (FIU) and Lillian Manzor (Miami)

4:30-5:30 PM

Reception and closing remarks
Location TBD