Thursday April 27th

7:30pm: Opening Reception & Dinner – Hanover Inn

Friday April 28th

9:30-10:30: Opening Discussion  

 Before 1619

Peter Mancall (USC)

10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break

11:00-12:30: Session 1: Conflict & Exclusion

pamunkey3Chair: Colin Calloway (Dartmouth)  
Race, Conflict and Exclusion in Ulster, Ireland and Virginia

Nicholas Canny (NUI Galway)

‘The savages of Virginia our project’: the Powhatan in Jacobean Political Thought

Lauren Working (Durham University)

‘These doubtful times, between us and the Indians’: Indigenous Politics and the Jamestown Colony in 1619

Jim Rice (Tufts University)

12:30-2:30 – Lunch

2:30-4:30: Session 2 : Race & Labor

description_of_inlet_of_the_kingdom_of_angola_wdl917 Chair: James Walvin (University of York)
Reino de Angola/Kingdom of Angola: The Establishment and Consolidation of a Predatory State in Central Africa, 1575-1630

Linda Heywood (Boston University)

1616, Bermuda, and the Origins of Black Anglo-America

Michael Jarvis (Rochester)

The Conflicted Politics of Slavery: The First Africans in British North America

E. M.  Rose (Harvard)

Making a “long tail’d family”: Slavery and Dynastic Ambition Among the Early Virginia Gentry

John Coombs (Hampden-Sydney College)

6:15: Reception & Dinner – Simon Pearce, Quechee, VT

(Pick up at the Hanover Inn, 5:45pm)

Saturday Apr. 29th

9:00-10:30: Session 3: Commonwealth and the Rule of Law

jamestown_va_02Chair: Warren Billings (University of New Orleans)
The Company Commonwealth

Andrew Fitzmaurice (University of Sydney)

Unbridled Discretion, Extemporizing Jurisdiction

Paul Halliday (University of Virginia)

Like “the Roote and Body of a Tree”: The Renaissance Ideal of the Public and the Creation of Virginia’s General Assembly

Alec Haskell (UC Riverside)

10:30-11:00 – Coffee

11:00-12:30: Session 4: Divergent Visions of Political Economy

2678720720_c61e177f55_bChair: James Horn (Historic Jamestowne)
Virginia and the Amazonian Alternative

Melissa Morris (Columbia/MCEAS)

Transplanting the Multitude: Indentured Servitude and Relieving the Poor in Virginia

Misha Ewen (University College London)

Reshaping Plantation: The Political Economy of Private Land in Early Virginia

Paul Musselwhite (Dartmouth)

12:30-2:00 – Lunch

2:00-3:00: Concluding Discussion

“From John Smith to Adam Smith: Virginia and the Foundation of the Conventions of English Long Distance Settler Colonization”

Jack Greene (Johns Hopkins University)