Applications are invited for participation in the Seminar, to meet for approximately ten days at Harvard University in early August 2009. Participants, for whom travel and accommodation will be provided, must be recent recipients of the Ph.D. or its equivalent or advanced doctoral students. Members of the Seminar will be drawn from the universities of Latin America, Western Europe, and Africa, to be joined by U.S. and Canadian scholars for presentation and discussion of work in progress on the theme of the Seminar and exchange of views with senior scholars.
The theme of this year’s Seminar is the role of the Americas in the development of European science and medicine. For three centuries the Western Hemisphere’s people, flora, and fauna were subjects of intense investigation that helped shape the development of anthropology, geology, botany, medicine, and natural history and natural philosophy generally. And the demands of exploration and conquest led to innovations in navigation, oceanography, and cartography. Work in progress on aspects of these topics will be discussed with emphasis, where possible, on the relation of theory to observation and practice.
The Seminar, under the auspices of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For application forms, to be returned by May 1, 2009, or for information, please see the Seminar’s Web site or contact Emily LeBaron, Administrator, Atlantic History Seminar Phone: 617-496-3066 • Fax: 617-496-8869 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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