Draft Schedule

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27-28 September, 2013
Dickinson Hall, Room 211
Princeton University

Friday 27 September

1:45 - 2:15 Registration, coffee & tea

2:15 - 2:45

Welcome and opening remarks: Jeremy Adelman and Emma Rothschild

Mini-keynote 1: Daniel Rodgers

2:45 - 4:15

Session 1: The Atlantic

Chair: Francesca Trivellato
Commentator: Jeremy Adelman

Some are More Liable than Others: Determining Responsibility in Chartered Companies in the Early Modern French Atlantic
Helen Dewar (McGill University)

Captive Markets: Intra-European Trade on the African Coast
Anne Ruderman (Yale University)

Incorporating the Public Interest: Economic Thought and the Common Law, 1590-1630
David Chan Smith (Wilfred Laurier University)


4:15 - 4:30 Coffee & tea

4:30 - 6:00

Session 2: The Ottoman Empire and Eastern Europe

Chair: Molly Greene
Commentator: Emma Rothschild

The Backward Poland at the Turn of 18th and 19th Centuries in Clash with the West-European Economic Thought
The Reception of the French Commercial Law on the Polish Lands in the First Half of the 19th Century
Michał Gałędek and Anna Klimaszewska (University of Gdansk)

The Role of Sociétés Anonymes in Trade Between Early Modern France and the Ottoman Empire
Victor Simon (Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II)

From Commercial Custom to International Law: The Shrinking Business of Ottoman Captivity, 1730s-1870s
Will Smiley (Yale Law School)


6:00 - 6:30 Open time

6:45 - 8:45 Dinner for speakers


Saturday 28 September

9:30 - 9:45 Coffee & tea

9:45 - 10:00 Mini-keynote 2: Jonathan Levy

10:00 - 12:00

Session 3: The United States

Chair: Matthew Karp
Commentator: Sunil Amrith

Plundered Province: Steamboat Commerce and Vanishing Property within the Inland River West, 1835 - 1858
Matthew A. Axtell (Princeton University)

"This Stone Which I Erect Shall Be a House of God": Disestablishment and Religious Corporations in New York, 1784-1854
Kellen Funk (Princeton University – Yale Law School)

"The Storehouse of the Industry of the Nation": The Great New York Fire of 1835 and the Politics of Disaster Relief
Jane Manners (Princeton University)

"What the Fuck are We Collectors for American Express:" Credit Cards, Crime, and the Financial-Regulatory State
Sean Vanatta (Princeton University)


12:15 - 1:45 Lunch

1:45 - 2:00 Mini-keynote 3: Sunil Amrith

2:00 - 3:00

Session 4: The Indian Ocean to the China Sea

Chair: Ekaterina Pravilova
Commentator: Hendrik Hartog

The King Who Could Not Die
Diana Kim (University of Chicago - Harvard University)

My Partner, the Pirate: An American Publisher, its Chinese Counterpart, and Their Copyright War
Fei-Hsien Wang (University of Cambridge)


3:00 - 3:30 Coffee & tea

3:30 - 5:00

Session 5: Twentieth-Century Politics and Law

Chair: Jeremy Adelman
Commentator: Melissa Lane

Mr. Bagla's Baggage: Commodity Controls, Vernacular Capitalists And The Making Of Administrative Law
Rohit De (University of Cambridge)

The U.S. Green Card Lottery: A Boon to Ghana's Entrepreneurs in the 1990s and 2000s
Carly Goodman (Temple University)

Law, race, and development in the writings of Oliveira Vianna: Recovering the Global Arguments That Shaped Brazil's Corporatist Experiment in the 1930s
Melissa Teixeira (Princeton University)


5:00 - 5:30 Closing remarks: Hendrik Hartog