Port Cities in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800

Страна: США

Город: Philadelphia

Тезисы до: 15.09.2014

Даты: 05.11.14 — 07.11.14

Адрес: essica Choppin Roney Ohio University 451 Bentley Annex History Department Athens, OH 45701

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

Организаторы: McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Program in Early American Economy and Society, and Temple University.


In the early modern period, advances in maritime technology redrew the global map—not only through the “discovery” of new worlds, but by reorienting patterns of commerce and migration to transform what had been peripheries into vital nodes of exchange, power, and culture.  Port cities rose to occupy a critical space, mediating between their own hinterlands and an oceanic world of circulation and exchange.  Highly local institutions and networks influenced and reacted to global networks and the movements of people, goods, fashions, ideas, and pathogens.  This conference will explore comparisons and connections among ports in the age of sail.  Through broadly comparative papers and revealing case studies this conference provides a forum to explore comparisons and contrasts, diversity and congruence, competition and emulation, among far-flung port cities on a global scale. Among the topics the organizers hope to explore are socio-political organization, economic and labor patterns, and cultural productions 


We seek proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers.  Committed participants include Christopher Hodson, Christian Koot, Richard Kagan, Willem Klooster, Kris Lane, Ty Reese, Philip Stern, and David Wheat.

Веб-сайт конференции: http://porttowns.port.ac.uk/cfp-port-cities-early-modern-world-1500-1800/