The Early Americas Seminar

Please note: Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and in keeping our campus community safe, all ILA events will be cancelled for the remainder of the academic year.

Thursday, Oct 17: "Thomas Jefferson, Americanist" - Rolena Adorno
Friday, Nov 8: "Murder on the High Seas" - Trevor Burnard
Friday, Feb 7: "Mapping Native Sovereignty in the Cartography of European Empires" -Juliana Barr

Thomas Jefferson, Americanist

Rolena Adorno, Yale University

Thursday, October 17
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Gasson 305

A preeminent scholar of the humanities in colonial Latin America and of the origins of 19th-century Hispanism in the United States, Rolena Adorno has authored many acclaimed books, including prize-winning The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative (2007). A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she has held numerous distinguished fellowships, most recently at the Library of Congress (2019), and was awarded the Modern Language Association 's Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award in 2015

Murder on the High Seas: 
The Zong, Jamaican Commerce, and the American Revolution

Trevor Burnard, University of Melbourne

Friday, November 8
5:00 - 6:30 pm
McGuinn Hall 121

Free and open to the public.


Mapping Native Sovereignty in the Cartography of European Empires

Juliana Barr, Department of History, Duke University

Friday, February 7, 2020
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Gasson Hall 305

Free and open to the public.