Sir William Johnson documented life on New Yorkís frontier borderlands in the middle of the eighteenth century, when Native American and European cultures collided, collaborated, and ultimately changed each other. The 2007 Western Frontier Symposium will focus on agents of change reshaping the Mohawk Valley region - including Sir William Johnson, Major General Phillip Schuyler, Brig. General Nicholas Herkimer, Mohawk leader Joseph Brant, and others. Papers examining the personal, professional, economic and cultural relationships that shaped the region in this period are requested.
The symposium seeks to promote the latest analytical scholarship on the development of the Mohawk Valley in colonial Upstate New York. All presentations will be open to the public and the use of visuals is strongly encouraged. Scholars from multiple disciplines are urged to participate. Selected papers may be published by the New York State Historical Association quarterly journal, New York History.
Symposium to be held in Johnstown NY October 19-21, 2007.
Co-sponsored by: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor Commission, NYS French & Indian War 250th Commemoration Commission, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, New York Archives Partnership Trust and related historic sites in the Mohawk Valley
Robin Campbell, Associate Curator
New York State Bureau of Historic Sites
PO Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188
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