Commerce, Culture, and Natural Knowledge (May 15-16)

Explorations, Encounters and the Circulation of Knowledge, 1600-1830

Session 3: Commerce, Culture, and Natural Knowledge

Organized by Adriana Craciun, University of California, Riverside and

Mary Terrall, University of California, Los Angeles

 May 15-16, 2015

UCLA Royce Hall 314

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Friday, May 15, 2015

9:30 a.m. Morning Coffee and Registration

10:00 a.m. Barbara Fuchs, University of California, Los Angeles

Welcome

Mary Terrall, University of California, Los Angeles, and

Adriana Craciun, University of California, Riverside

Opening Remarks

Session 1

Chair: Mary Terrall, University of California, Los Angeles

Ted Binnema, University of Northern British Columbia

“Even the Rudest Indian Sketch”: Aboriginal People and the History of Cartography in the Hudson’s Bay Company

Catherine Molineux, Vanderbilt University

The Thamesian Imagination: Political Ecology and Ephemeral Monopolies in British West Africa, 1670-1720

11:25 a.m. Coffee Break

11:35 a.m. Elizabeth Montanez-Sanabria, Ahmanson-Getty Fellow

Pirates, Darien Indians, and Commercial Companies in the Atlantic Black Market, 1670-1730

Discussion

12:45 p.m. Lunch

2:15 p.m. Session 2

Chair: Matthew Goldmark, Ahmanson-Getty Fellow

Alan Bewell, University of Toronto

Natures in Circulation

Kathleen S. Murphy, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Collecting Specimens, Collecting Slaves: The Production of Natural Knowledge through the British Slave Trade

3:25 p.m. Coffee Break

3:35 p.m. Markman Ellis, Queen Mary University of London

Tea as an Object of Knowledge between Britain and China, 1690-1730

Discussion

4:45 p.m. Reception

Saturday, May 16, 2015

9:00 a.m. Morning Coffee and Registration

9:30 a.m. Session 3

Chair: Adriana Craciun, University of California, Riverside

Jonathan Eacott, University of California, Riverside

Elephants and the Nature of the British Empire

Eric Otremba, Ahmanson-Getty Fellow

Experimental Empire: Baconian Science and Plantation Slavery in the English Atlantic, 1626-1688

Michael Ziser, University of California, Davis

Smugglers, Pedlars, and Quacks: Transposing Commercial and Scientific Micro-Geographies at the Turn of the 19th Century

Discussion

11:45 a.m. Roundtable Discussion of Conference Themes

12:30 p.m. Conclusion

Registration is required and is free to all UC faculty, students and staff:

http://www.c1718cs.ucla.edu/core14-3

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