Held at the Newberry Library. The overall theme of this year’s workshops was “Connections, Convergences, and Disjuncture: The Joint Histories of England/Britain and English/British America, 1650-1750.”
Starting with the assumption that understanding the development of either early modern Britain or colonial British America requires a deep comprehension of the numerous connections that linked them together, this workshop explored how early modern English, British, and British American history can be reunited. In the crucial period between 1660 and 1750, the politics, societies, and cultures of both England/Britain and British America were transformed, leading to a century of growth, prosperity, and possibly stability in both regions of the British Empire.
Paul Cheney, University of Chicago
Lisa Forman Cody, Claremont McKenna College
John D. Garrigus, University of Texas at Arlington
David J. Hancock, University of Michigan
Evan P. Haefeli, Columbia University
Sarah Pearsall, Oxford Brookes University
Kevin Sharpe, Queen Mary, University of London
Phil Withington, University of Cambridge
This is one of a series of collaborative programs between the University of Warwick Centre for the Study of the Renaissance and the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.