The Champlain-St. Lawrence Seminar in Early American History and Culture is about to get underway in September. We have scheduled five meetings for the 2004-2005 academic year, twice in Montreal and thrice in Valcour, New York (several miles south of Plattsburgh). All sessions run from 3-5 pm, and the papers are pre-circulated about a week before each session. Please contact the co-coordinators for directions, to RSVP for a seminar or post-seminar dinner, or to be added to the seminar's email list.
Monday, September 20: Lorena Walsh (Colonial Williamsburg), “Reassessing the ‘Golden Age’ of Chesapeake Plantation Agriculture, 1730-1763.” McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal. Enter by the side entrance, at 2175 Victoria.
Friday, November 19: Carolyn Podruchny (York University), “Miraculous Escapes in French-Canadian Voyageur Oral Tradition: Jean Cadieux’s Song, Story and Wood-Carved Lament.” Valcour, NY.
Monday, February 21: Christophe Horguelin (University of Toronto), “Dreaming Like a State: The Mood of the People in Late 18th-Century Quebec.” Valcour, NY.
Monday, March 14: Kevin Sweeney (Amherst), “Ownership, Possession and Use of Firearms in Rural New England, 1640-1790”. Valcour, NY.
Monday, April 29: John Murrin (Princeton niversity), “Crisis and Upheaval in the English Atlantic World, 1674-1692.” Montreal, Quebec.
Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend a seminar, and whether you would like to join us for dinner afterwards. To confirm your participation, make dinner reservations, or to obtain additional directions, contact either Dr. Jim Rice (518-564-5221, or firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. Catherine Desbarats (514-398-4861, or email@example.com).
Dr. Catherine Desbarats
Dept. of History
Stephen Leacock Building
855 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, QC H3A 2T7
Dr. Jim Rice
Department of History
101 Broad St.
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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