Draft Program, Conference, “New Orleans, Global City (1718 – 2018): The Long Shadow of John Law and the Mississippi Bubble,” April 26 – 28, 2018 University of Colorado Boulder

Updates to the program will be posted on the conference website.

Contact: catherine.labio@colorado.edu

New Orleans, Global City (1718 – 2018):

The Long Shadow of John Law and the Mississippi Bubble

 Inaugural Conference of the 18th- & 19th-Century Studies Network

April 26 – 28, 2018

University of Colorado Boulder

DRAFT PROGRAM (posted on 10/30/17)

 Thursday, April 26

 Keynote by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Humanities at the University of California Berkeley

 Friday, April 27

 Session 1

  1. Lake Douglas, Built Environment & Landscape Architecture, LSU, “‘… mais il faut cultiver notre jardin’: How the Collapse of John Law’s Mississippi Company Nurtured New Orleans”

  2. Peter Brigham Dedek, History & Design, Texas SU, “Mud to Marble: the development of New Orleans Cemeteries, 1718-1820”

  3. Gordon Sayre, English, U Oregon, “Jean-Bernard Bossu and the Tall Tales of Colonial Louisiana Promotional Tracts”

 Session 2

  1. Matthew Gerber, History, CU Boulder, “Racializing French Slave Law: How the Edict of March 1685 Became the ‘Black Code of Louisiana’”

  2. D’Maris Coffman, Economics & Finance, University College London, “Mercantilism after the Bourbon Succession: Later Editions of and the Construction of the Eighteenth-Century French Empire”

  3. Jennifer Tsien, French, U Virginia, “Physiocratic Louisiana”

 Lunch and tour of exhibition in Norlin Library’s Special Collections & Archives

 Session 3

  1. Inger Leemans, Cultural History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, on the involvement of Dutch merchants in the Louisiana trade

  2. Florence Magnot-Ogilvy, French, Université de Rennes 2, “La Rhétorique du choc: le sauvage et le marchand dans les fictions de l’Amérique”

  3. Soizic Croguennec, Modern History, Université de Guyane, “New Orleans during the Interregnum (1763-1803): A City at the Crossroads of Empires. Local Debt, Social Relations and Global Projection”

 Session 4

  1. Daniel Usner, History, Vanderbilt, “From Calumet to Raquette: American Indian Performance on the New Orleans Stage”

  2. Katie Pfohl, New Orleans Museum of Art, “Beyond Nation: Louisiana Landscape Painting in the Wider World”

  3. Marilyn Brown, Art History, CU Boulder, “Degas and New Orleans Revisited: Cotton and Global Capitalism”

 Saturday, April 28

 Denver Art Museum: Private tour of the exhibition Degas: A Passion for Perfection with Timothy J. Standring, Gates Family Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture.

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