Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Workshop: “Incidental Imperialist: John Bartram’s Florida Travels, 1765-1766," by Robert Olwell, UT Austin

Mon, January 26, 2015 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Robert Olwell received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1991; and has been at the University of Texas since 1993. His book, Masters, Slaves and Subjects: The Culture of Power in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1740-1790, was published in 1998. In 2006, he edited (with Alan Tully) an anthology entitled Cultures and Identities in Colonial British America. He has long been at work upon a study on the British Imperial Imagination in the 1760s, using the British colony of East Florida as a case study. This project is tentatively entitled: "Imaginary Empire: British Adventures and Speculations in Florida on the Eve of the American Revolution."

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Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney by 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 23.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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