A Joint Conference of the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale University and the St. Louis Mercantile Library
September 28 and 29, 2007, New Haven, with a second conference to be held February 29 and March 1, 2008, St. Louis
These joint conferences will consider urban spaces as frontier spaces and the interaction of cultures that created them, marking the important contributions of Richard Wade and John F. McDermott in recovering the networks of empire and trade in the earliest cities of North America.
Friday, September 28, 5 PM 211 Hall of Graduate Studies, 300 York Street
Greetings: Howard R. Lamar
Introduction: Adam Arenson and Jay Gitlin, Yale University
Keynote: Alan Gallay, Ohio State University, "Defining the Frontier City in the Early Modern World"
Reception following at Beinecke Library (Wall and High Streets)
Saturday, September 29, HGS, 211
Continental Breakfast starting at 9:45 AM
10:30 AM-Noon Panel
Brett Rushforth, Brigham Young University, "Ville Frontiere: Indians and the Urban Geography of Eighteenth-Century Montreal"
Leo Garofalo, Connecticut College, "Frontiers within the Colonial Center:
Lima and Other Multiethnic Andean Cities"
Comment: Peter Silver, Princeton University
1:00-3:00 PM Panel
Dan Usner, Vanderbilt University, "Colonial Projects and Frontier
Practices: The First Century of New Orleans History"
Gwenn Miller, College of the Holy Cross, "Kodiak and Sitka: Visions of Russian Cities in North America"
Comment, Carl A. Brasseaux, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Final Remarks: Elliott West, University of Arkansas
For further information, please contact the Lamar Center at 203-432-2328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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