Early Modern France and the Americas:
Friday, May 2 – Saturday, May 3, 2014
Stokes Hall, Room 195S
A Symposium to mark the Creation of the New England Pole of the Institut des Amériques at Boston College. Register by 4/28.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, the Institut des Amériques, the John Carter Brown Library, Université de Paris VIII, and the Consulate General of France.
Friday, May 2, 2014: Stokes Hall, Room 195S
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Keynote Address by David A. Bell, Princeton University
Chair: Thomas Dodman, Boston College
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014: Stokes Hall, Room 195S
|8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Breakfast|
|9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||
Session I: Missions and Missionaries
"The Recollects in New France"
Respondent: Leslie Choquette, Assumption College
|10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Coffee Break|
|11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||
Session II: Political Economies
"'The Fox's Bearing...Is Better than the Lion's': A Journey Through the French Empire in the Age of John Law"
Respondent: Alexandre Dubé, Washington University in St. Louis
|12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
|1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||
Session III: Science and Enlightenment
"Enlightenments Abroad: Classifying Tropical Nature from the Catalog to the Cabinet"
Respondent: Christopher Parsons, Northeastern University
|3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Coffee Break|
|3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||
Session IV: Revolutions
"Some Reflections on Connecting French and U.S. Histories in the Age of Revolutions"
Respondent: Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Université de Paris Diderot