Though Atlantic History has no rigid time boundaries, the study of its core development has concentrated on the three centuries from the European discovery of the Americas through the independence movements of the late 18th century. But the Atlantic world flourished for centuries before the discovery of the Americas and persisted after the demise of the Atlantic empires. How to construe these broader dimensions of Atlantic history is the subject of this conference.
There will be two presentations, one on the pre-American period by Jean-Frédéric Schaub, Director of Studies at the Centre de Recherches Historiques of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris; the other, on the later period, by Emma Rothschild, Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History at Harvard University. Two commentators will follow each presentation, and the conference will be open for general discussion. Lunch will be provided, and a reception will follow the afternoon session.
Attendance at the Workshop and participation in the discussion are open to the academic community. Historians at the beginning of their careers are especially encouraged to attend. Travel and accommodation expenses will be the responsibility of attendees, though the Workshop can provide local lodging information. Registration in advance of the Conference would be greatly appreciated.
To register and for information on the location of the conference and the speakers please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web site at www.fas.harvard.edu/ ~atlantic.
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