This two-day Workshop will focus on the documentary sources, printed and manuscript, for the study of the Christian missions to the native peoples throughout the early modern Atlantic world. Specialists in the regions of the Americas and West Africa and in the various denominations and religious orders--Jesuits, Franciscans, Puritans, Moravians, Pietist sects, and others--will discuss the sources available, the major writings derived from them, and the prospects for future research. Participants are invited to make their own contribution to the discussions and to join in the assessment of these records and of the historical significance of the conversion effort.
Attendance at the Workshop and participation in the discussion are open to the academic community. Historians at the beginning of their career, including Ph.D. candidates, are especially encouraged to attend. Travel and accommodation expenses will be the responsibility of attendees; the Workshop will provide lunches and local lodging information. Pre-registration is required.
There will be two sessions on Saturday, April 15, and a concluding session on Sunday morning, April 16.
For a registration form and additional information, please contact Pat Denault, Atlantic History Seminar, 408 Emerson Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138; Fax: 617-496-8869; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; URL: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~atlantic
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