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
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.
Complete Conference Info
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.
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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.
Detail, genealogy sampler made by Lorenza Fisk, Concord, Mass., 1811. Courtesy, Winterthur, gift of Mrs. Alfred C. Harrison, 1969.430a,b.