Atlantic History Workshop
"'Recapricorning' the Atlantic:
Luso-Brazilian and Luso-African Perspectives on the Atlantic World"
University of Michigan and Michigan State University
May 11-13, 2006
On May 11-13, 2006, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University will host the second of a series of workshops in Atlantic History. The workshop will be a forum for discussing new research on the history of the Lusophone South Atlantic. The workshop aims to generate discussion on how this research modifies, challenges, or confirms major trends in the scholarship on Atlantic History, which has focused primarily on the North Atlantic and the Caribbean. We will select eight participants and four commentators whose work represents a variety of approaches, periods, and regions.
Although we hope participants will receive funding from their institutions to cover the costs of travel, there will be financial support available, especially for scholars
coming from outside the U.S.
The conference is sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the Atlantic Studies Initiative, and the Department of History at the University of Michigan and the Department of History, the Center for African Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Michigan State University. The conference is being organized collaboratively by Paulina Alberto, Sueann Caulfield, Paul Johnson, Julius Scott and Rebecca Scott (of the University of Michigan) and Peter Beattie, Christine Daniels, Laurent Dubois, Walter Hawthorne, and Erica Windler (of Michigan State University).
Applicants should submit a C.V., a draft version of the chapter or article they wish to present, and (if it is part of a longer work) a brief description of the work from which it is drawn, by January 30. Final versions of the chapters will be due by April 10. Submissions and oral presentations may be in English or Portuguese.
Application materials, which we prefer to receive electronically, and all inquiries, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindsey Gish (Atlantic Workshop Coordinator), Department of History, 301 Morrill Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824. General information about the workshop, including last year’s program, can be found at http://www.msu.edu/~atlantic .
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