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Imperial Entanglements 2017 Workshop: News then and News now

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Workshop Programme | Thursday 6th July, 10.30-4pm

Coffee and Introductions (10.30-10.45)

Panel 1 (10.45-12.00)

Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic News Networks

Xabier Lamikiz (University of the Basque Country)

Merchant Correspondence between the South American Coast, Spain and Britain, 1750-1830: Sources, problems, and questions

Maxine Berg (University of Warwick)

Redefining the Pacific: the Nootka Crisis and the Pacific Northwest 1778-1798

Panel 2 (12.00-1.15)
Who Kept What and Why? Archival Context and the Problems Faced by Researchers


Huw Davies (King's College London)

Reconstructing Eighteenth Century Military Knowledge Networks: The Use and Abuse of Archival Sources'

Valentina Caldari (Oxford University)

What can Dowry Provisions Tell us About Evolving Patterns of Empire?

Lunch (1.15-2.15)

Panel 3 (2.15-3.30)
The Empire Writes Back: Trans Oceanic and Imperial Correspondence

Anthony McFarlane (University of Warwick)

Breaking Bad News: Letters from Montevideo, 1810-1811

Joseba Gabilondo (Michigan State University)

The Basque Enlightenment, Cuba, and Slavery: for a Genealogy of Imperial Entanglement

Closing Discussion (3.30-4pm)


All are welcome! Registration is free and includes lunch.

Please email Anna Brinkman (a dot brinkman at warwick dot ac dot uk) to register by 3 July 2017.


Warwick University Humanities Building, Room 4.03 (4th floor)

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