Session 3: Experimentation and Technology





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Published on Dec 11, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013
Joyce E. Chaplin, chair (History, Harvard University)

Eric Otremba (History, Macalester College)
"Experimental Sugar: The Role of the West Indies Within English Natural Science During the Seventeenth Century"

Rachel Laudan (Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin)
"The Business of Confectionary: Convent Sweets in the Iberian Empires"

Daniel B. Rood (History, University of Georgia)
"Fractured Commodities: Sugar-Mills and the Production of Difference in the Atlantic World"

David Roth Singerman (History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Fraud, Suspicion, and Control in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Sugar Trade"

"Beyond Sweetness: New Histories of Sugar in the Early Atlantic World," an international and interdisciplinary conference at the John Carter Brown Library, October 24-27, 2013

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