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2008 Conferences

Spring 2008
"Reconstructing Social History in a Post-Structural World"
Saturday, May 17, 2008. Convener: Lonnie Robbins (CHS Fellow)

9:30-9:45 Introduction

9:45–11:15 Keynote address by Keith Wrightson (Yale University)--whose numerous publications include Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525-1700 (co-authored with David Levine 1979), English Society, 1580-1680 (1982) and Earthly Necessities. Economic Lives in Early Modern Britain (2000)--on “Mutualities and Obligations: Changing Social Relationships in Early Modern England”
social history conference

social history conference

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-1:00 Workshop 1

2:30–5:00 Workshop 2

"Environmental History"
Saturday, April 5, 2008. Convener: Strother Roberts (CHS Fellow)

environmental history

10:45 a.m. Opening Comments by T.H. Breen (Director of CHS)

11:00 a.m. Keynote Address by Richard White (Stanford University), whose books include The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River (1995) and The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 (1991)

1:00 p.m. Panel
Introductions by David Schoenbrun (NU), author of A Green Place, A Good Place: Agrarian Change and Social Identity in the Great Lakes Region to the 15th Century (1998)
15-minute presentations:

Comments by James McCann (Boston University), author of Maize and Grace: Africa's Encounter with a New World Crop, 1500-2000 (2005)
Questions from the audience

3:30 p.m. Closing Comments by T.H. Breen  

richard white
Richard White giving his keynote address

james mccann
James McCann and the panelists