How does a strange place or people become comparable with those more familiar? What does it take to relate a new plant or animal to those already well known? How does one standardize observations and mobilize things and people and situations so they have meaning elsewhere? That is, how was the Pacific made into the obligatory site for exploring the issues that mattered in the Atlantic world? In particular, this conference will examine the ways in which both oceanic regions were co-produced through a complicated series of intellectual and practical interactions over many centuries. Moreover, it will seek ways in which to make the Pacific visible again in global scholarship.
Speakers include: * Alison Bashford * Janet Browne * Joyce Chaplin * Jorge Caņizares-Esguerra * Ann Curthoys * Sheila Fitzpatrick * Anita Herle * Chris Hilliard * Julia Horne * Joseph Meisel * Andrew Moutu * Michael McDonnell * Damon Salesa * Simon Schaffer * Katerina Teaiwa
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