HS11: The Central New York Early Americas Consortium
The Central New York Early Americas Consortium is a regional collaboration of faculty and graduate students of early North American, Caribbean, and Latin American history. We foster a transnational approach to the history of the early Americas.
Active since: 2020
Open to New People
- Syracuse University
- Cornell University
The goals of our Working Group this year have been to foster collaboration and exchange among faculty and graduate students who work on the history of the early Americas, broadly defined. We have sought to accomplish this by creating and hosting forums for regular interaction, both online and hybrid, across the academic year. Between discussing recently published monographs in our field along with the authors and hosting works-in-progress seminars with consortium members, our Working Group has provided multiple opportunities for faculty and graduate students across Central New York to collaborate and form long-term inter-institutional collaboration.
- Lydia Biggs, PhD Student, Syracuse University
- Jeff Baron, PhD Student, University of Rochester
- Ernesto Bassi, Associate Professor, Cornell University
- Claire Becker, PhD Student, University of Rochester
- Marcos Pérez Cañizares, Graduate Student, Cornell University
- Daniel Dawson, Graduatee Student, Cornell University
- Marcos Perez Canizares, PhD Student, Cornell University
- Ryan Hall, Assistant Professor, Colgate University
- Holly Kuhl, Graduate Student, Syracuse University
- Richard Newman, Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Jon Parmenter, Associate Professor, Cornell University
- James Rankine, Graduate Student, University of Rochester
- Daniela Samur, Graduate Student, Cornell University
- Pablo Sierra Silva, Associate Professor, University of Rochester
- Amber Shoopman, Graduate Student, Syracuse University
- Alice Wynd, Graduate Student, University of Rochester
Non Corridor Members
- Deborah Hamer, Director, New Netherlands Institute
- Nicholas Meyers, Postdoc, Harvard University (formerly a graduate student at Cornell University)
Feb. 8, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Two of our works-in-progress seminars this year involved faculty members working on articles for publication and each reported receiving helpful and timely feedback on those. Both of those articles will be submitted for peer review and publication this upcoming academic year.
In addition to HS11 members, students enrolled in HST 804: Graduate Research Seminar at Syracuse University attended this virtual book club in Spring 2022. The result was a robust exchange with the invited author that allowed these first-year graduate students to engage in a wide-ranging conversation about research, publishing, and how a project can effectively transition from a dissertation to a book.
In addition to HS11 members, students enrolled in HST 600: Readings in Atlantic History at Syracuse University attended this virtual book club in Fall 2021. The result was a robust exchange with the invited author that allowed these undergraduate and graduate students to engage in a wide-ranging conversation about research, publishing, and how a project can effectively transition from a dissertation to a book.
As a result of presenting a draft chapter during our virtual November 2021 meeting, one of our members, Dr. Rich Newman (Rochester Institute of Technology) made considerable progress on his current book, "From Saint-Domingue to Algiers to American Soil: The Geopolitics Early Emancipation" (under contract with Oxford University Press).
As a result of our hybrid in-person and online workshop in December 2021, which was followed by a dinner, faculty and graduate students from Cornell University, Syracuse University, and Colgate University had the opportunity to meet in person, most of them for the first time. This formal and informal engagement increased opportunities for collaboration, as members discovered shared interests and laid the foundations for future conference panels.