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IHS Conf.: "Centering Families in Atlantic Worlds, 1500-1800"—TWO DAYS

Mon, February 28, 2011 • AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., UT Austin campus

Detail, genealogy sampler (see image credit below) made by Lorenza Fisk, Concord, Mass., 1811

Detail, genealogy sampler (see image credit below) made by Lorenza Fisk, Concord, Mass., 1811

This is a two-day event.

This conference takes an integrative approach to the history of families around the early modern Atlantic world, exploring how family issues are intrinsic to explaining larger Atlantic patterns.

Families functioned as key political, economic, social, cultural, and religious units, whether or not individuals remained physically, emotionally, or economically connected to them. Households formed the basis of social, political, and economic order. The rhetoric of family relations underpinned diplomacy, politics, and religion.

Secular and sacred authorities alike tried to regulate marriage, sexuality, and family in metropolitan and colonial contexts. The interplay of local particularities and general patterns shaped families as families in turn shaped local circumstances and broader trajectories. Embedded in households, kin connections, and gender dynamics, families were at the center of Atlantic worlds.

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Maps, Parking and Transportation to AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

There is no registration fee for this conference, but registration is required. Early registration is encouraged as seating for the conference is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may register for the conference online at the link above.

Pre-circulated papers will be posted in mid-February. Registration required to access pre-circulated papers.

Questions, please e-mail: historyinstitute@austin.utexas.edu

Convened by:
Julie Hardwick, Department of History and Institute for Historical Studies
, University of Texas at Austin
Sarah M. S. Pearsall, Oxford Brookes University
Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, College of William and Mary 

About the Sponsors:

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture of the College of William and Mary
The College of William and Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation created the Institute of Early American History and Culture in 1943 to foster study, research, and publications bearing on the early American past approximately to the year 1815.

Still jointly sponsored by the College and Colonial Williamsburg but renamed in 1996, in recognition of a generous gift from the late Mr. and Mrs. Malvern H. Omohundro, Jr., the Institute publishes the William and Mary Quarterly, books in its field of interest, and a newsletter; organizes and supports a variety of conferences, seminars, and colloquia; and annually offers a two-year NEH postdoctoral fellowship and a one-year Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral research fellowship.

The Institute for Historical Studies
Department of History
Center for European Studies
University of Texas at Austin

Image credit:
Detail, genealogy sampler made by Lorenza Fisk, Concord, Mass., 1811. Courtesy, Winterthur, gift of Mrs. Alfred C. Harrison, 1969.430a,b.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies, History Dept., Center for European Studies, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture of the College of William and Mary


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