Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA
Registration and reception
Opening and remarks, Jessica Choppin Roney, Temple University
Plenary Panel – Port Cities as Local and Global
Moderator: Jessica Choppin Roney, Temple University
Emma Hart, University of St. Andrews, "Port Cities or Global Cities? The View from the Water's Edge"
Cathy Matson, University of Delaware and PEAES Director, "Philadelphia Counting Houses: Mirrors of Empire or Sites of Local Knowledge?"
Temple University, Presidential Suite, 1810 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA
Registration and coffee
Panel 1: No Port is an Island
Chair: Monica Ricketts, Temple University
Ida Altman, University of Florida, 'The Key to the Indies: Port Towns in the Spanish Caribbean, 1493-1550"
Joseph M.H. Clark, Johns Hopkins University, "The Social and Cultural Significance of Trade in the Early Spanish Caribbean Port City: Havana, Veracruz, and Regional Exchange in the Circum-Caribbean, 1590-1700"
Fabricio Pereira Prado, The College of William and Mary, "The Emergence of Montevideo as a Hot-Spot of Atlantic Commerce: Trans-Imperial Trade and Regional Politics in Rio de la Plata (1776-1808)"
Response: Kris Lane, Tulane University
Panel 2: Facing Inward; Fanning Outward
Chair: Robert S. DuPlessis, Swarthmore College
Gabriel de Avilez Rocha, New York University and McNeil Center for Early American Studies, "Birds' Eye Views of Terceira: Convergences on the Azores in the Sixteenth Century"
Bertie Mandelblatt, University of Toronto, "'Farines de Moissac aux îles françaises de l'Amérique': Colonial Demand and the Transformation of Bordeaux in the Eighteenth Century"
Mary S. Draper, University of Virginia, "Timbering St. Lucia and Turtling the Caymans: The Maritime Hinterlands of Bridgetown, Barbados, and Port Royal, Jamaica, c.1650-1750"
Rachel Herrmann, University of Southampton, "Canoes, Coasts, and Rivers in Eighteenth-
Century Sierra Leone"
Response: Ty Reese, University of North Dakota
Lunch on your own.
Panel 3: Imagining and Navigating Port Cities
Chair: Joan DeJean, University of Pennsylvania
Jane Stevens Crawshaw, Oxford Brookes University, "Imagining Renaissance Mediterranean Ports"
Laura Tillery, University of Pennsylvania, "For the Merchants' Eyes: Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Urban Images of the Hanse"
Sim Hinman Wan, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Global Convergence in Seventeenth-Century Batavia and the Emergent Dutch Ideology of Architectural Functionalism"
Response: Richard Kagan, Johns Hopkins University
Panel 4: Port Cities, Global Goods, and Demanding Consumers
Chair: Molly Warsh, University of Pittsburgh
Raquel A.G. Reyes, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, "Flaunting It: How the Galleon Trade made Manila c. 1571-1800"
Bronwen Everill, Cambridge University, "Port Cities in the Upper Guinea Coast's Commodity Trades, 1760-1800"
Sandy Prita Meier, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Chinese Porcelain in African Port Cities: Exotic Commodities and Mercantile Aesthetics in Early Modern Coastal East Africa"
Response: Christian Koot, Towson University
McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 3355 Woodland Walk (NE corner of 34th &Walnut), Philadelphia, PA
Registration and coffee
Panel 5: The Many Legalities (and Illegalities) of Port Cities
Chair: Travis Glasson, Temple University
Laurie Wood, Florida State University, "Judicial Entrepots in the Early Modern Atlantic and Indian Oceans"
Paul Musselwhite, Dartmouth College, "'This infant Borough': The Corporate Political Identity of Eighteenth-Century Norfolk"
Jesse Cromwell, University of Mississippi, "Old Habits, New Cures: Caracas/La Guaira, The Caracas Company, The Crown, and Illicit Commerce"
Response: Philip J. Stern, Duke University
Panel 6: Portals for Networks and News
Chair, Amanda Moniz, National History Center
Danna Agmon, Virginia Tech, "Between Paris and Pondichéry"
Toni Pitock, University of Delaware, "Bringing Philadelphia into the Jewish Atlantic World"
Stephen Hay, University of British Columbia, "'Reliable News, if it be True:' Tracing the Information Networks of Sailors and Seamen in Salem, Boston, and Newport, 1740-1775"
Response: David Wheat, Michigan State University
Lunch on your own.
Panel 7: Navigating Difference: Diversity and Movement in Port Cities
Chair: Andrew Shankman, Rutgers University-Camden
Paul Cohen, University of Toronto, "Translation on the Waterfront: Mediating Linguistic Difference in French Port Cities, 16th-18th Centuries"
Daniel Hershenzon, University of Connecticut, "Early Modern Spanish Coastal towns and port cities: Shaping Communal Boundaries from Afar"
Michael Laver, Rochester Institute of Technology, "Neither Here nor There: Port Cities as a 'Space Between' in Early Modern Japan"
Response: Christopher Hodson, Brigham Young University
Panel 8: The Enactment of War and Empire in and through Port Cities
Chair: Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania
Trevor Burnard, University of Melbourne, and Mark Peterson, University of California, Berkeley, "Trade, War, and Imperial Expansion in the Urban British Atlantic: Boston and Kingston, 1740-1765"
Tessa Murphy, University of Chicago, "The Treaty of Paris and the Transformation of Port Towns in the Lesser Antilles, 1763-1773"
Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, University of Southern California, "Warfare and Imperial Authority in a Colonial City: Port Louis, Mauritius, ca 1780"
Response: Wim Klooster, Clark University