"Americae Pars Magis Cognita, Frankfurt, 1592"
by Theodoro De Bry
University of Miami Libraries
Friday March 4, 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.Symposium in honor of Sandra Paquet: “The Present Future of Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies”
CAS Gallery, UM
Sandra Paquet Symposium
Tuesday April 5, 3:30 p.m.
3rd floor conference room Richter Library, UM
Jane Landers (Vanderbilt U), “The Atlantic Lives of Francisco Menéndez: Mandinga Captive, Warrior for the Yamasee, and Vassal of the Spanish King in Florida and Cuba”
Thursday April 15, 4:30 p.m.
- Jane Rhodes (Macalester College), "From Jim Crow to Sigmund Freud: Transnationality, Psychoanalysis, and the remaking of a Black American."
February 4-5, 2010
Atlantic Narratives Symposium
Tuesday February 8, 12:30-2:00 pm CIB 5063 Veronique Helenon (History, FIU), “Caribbeans and Africans in the French Colonial Administration in Africa, 1880-1939”
Tuesday March 29, 12:30-2:00 p.m. CIB 3055
Warren Dym (History, UM),
"Mercury, Magistral, and Salt: Silver Refining and the Enlightenment in Barrels"
Friday April 15, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
FIU, room TBD
Jason Pearl (English, FIU), "Desert Islands and Urban Solitudes in the Crusoe Trilogy."
Thursday October 15, 12:30-2:00 pm
Yvette Piggush (History, FIU)
"Monsters, Ruins, and the Indian Experience"
Thursday November 18, 12:30-2:00 pm CIB 5063
Karl Gunther (History, UM)
"Dealing with Heretics: Protestants and the Sword in the early English Reformation"
Thursday March 25, 12:30-2:00 pm
Rebecca Brienen (Art History, UM)
Friday April 23, 12:30-2:00 pm
Jenna Gibbs (History, FIU)
“By birth a Briton, my heart clings to America”: Susanna Rowson’s
Antislavery and Feminist Ideals in Transatlantic Perspective
Tues., Sept. 29 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Monique Bedasse "Black Internationalism: Jamaica and Tanzania Chant Down Babylon in Theory and Praxis."
Wednesday, October 21 12:30 pm
John Funchion “Exporting Locality: Gilbert Imlay’s The Emigrants and Transatlantic Regionalism after the Revolution.”
Tuesday, November 17 12:30 pm
Eduardo Elena "Point of Departure: Travel and Nationalism in Ernesto Guevara's Argentina."
Atlantic Studies Research Group
Since 2006, an active interdisciplinary research group in Atlantic Studies has been meeting regularly, with participating faculty and graduate students from Anthropology, Art History, English, History, and Modern Languages and Literatures. The Atlantic Studies group at UM is part of the remarkable flourishing of interdisciplinary research in the last decade that works across national boundaries while at the same time rethinking the regional models inherited from U.S.-based area studies. We support and encourage work in all aspects of the historical and contemporary Atlantic world, drawing on our interests in Atlantic history, the black Atlantic, trans- and circumatlantic studies, and postcolonial studies. UM is particularly well situated to facilitate such work, at the hub of the contemporary Atlantic world, linking Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America to each other and to Europe and west and southern Africa.
At the heart of the Atlantic Studies project is an ongoing monthly works-in-progress seminar, in which faculty and graduate students meet to discuss pre-circulated chapters or articles. Recent presenters have included Edmund Abaka (History), Kristen Block (History, FAU), Tracy Devine-Guzmán (Modern Languages and Literatures), Eduardo Elena (History), Jenna Gibbs (History, FIU), Michael Miller (History), William Nelson (History), Frank Palmeri (English), Yvette Piggush (English, FIU), Bianca Premo (History, FIU), and Kate Ramsey (History). We have also sponsored and cosponsored several visiting speakers: David Armitage (Harvard), Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique and Henry Robert Jolibois (Université d’État d’Haïti), Rafe Blaufarb (Florida State), Joyce Chaplin (Harvard), Kathleen DuVal (UNC Chapel Hill), and Rob Nixon (Wisconsin).
The Atlantic Studies Research Group has staged two important symposia. In February 2010, with support from the Center for the Humanities, we organized a national conference held jointly at UM and Florida International University on the topic “Atlantic Narratives.” This two-day event brought together scholars from across the United States to think critically about how the Atlantic paradigm has shaped the narratives we write and vice versa. Several of the essays were featured in a special issue of Clio, edited by Tim Watson. In May 2012, thanks to American Studies and the Department of History as well as several other funders, we ran an intensive workshop for advanced graduate students and recent PhDs on the theme of “Atlantic Geographies.” Over four days fifteen participants shared their works-in-progress as well as attended a lecture and seminar led by Professor Vincent Brown (Harvard University).
We are on hiatus until fall 2013 (when the co-conveners return from leave), but please check our website in the coming months for an exciting program for 2013-14.