Changing States

Travel and Conversion in the Early Modern Period

University of Michigan, Michigan League, Hussey Room, January 25, 2002

Conference Program

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites you to the following conference, to be held at the Michigan League, Hussey Room, January 25, 2002. The conference is free and open to the public.

8:30am | Coffee

9:00am | Introductory Remarks, Jennie Evenson

9:15am | Keynote Speaker: Mary Fuller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): "Projects of Conversion in Richard Hakluyt's Principal

10:15am | Coffee Break

10:30am | Morning Panel: Economies of Conversion. Chair: Diane Owen Hughes


Daniel Vitkus (Florida State University): "'The Traveler's Religion': Travel, Conversion and the Origins of England's Trade Diaspora"

Jyotsna Singh (Michigan State University): "Providential Trade or Imperial Expansion?: English Travelers to the East Indies, 1600-1625"

Linda Gregerson (University of Michigan): "Conversion and the Commonwealth: New England and the Praying Indians"

12:30am | Break for lunch (on your own)

2:00pm | Afternoon Panel: States of Conversion. Chair: Steven Mullaney


Jennie Evenson (University of Michigan): "Signs of Faith, Marks of Conversion, and Pauline Doctrine"

Jonathan Burton (West Virginia University): "Five Versions of Conversion"

Gerald Maclean (Wayne State University): "On Turning Turk, but Failing: Daborne's Ward"

Maureen Ahern (Ohio State University): "Martyrs and Idols: Narratives of Ritual Warfare on Early Missionary Frontiers in Northwest New Spain (1540-1645)" **[CANCELLED]

Erika Gasser (University of Michigan): "Satire, Gendered Anxiety, and the Decline of Witchcraft in 17th- century New England"

4:00pm | Break

4:15pm | Roundtable discussion, all participants

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