Schedule of Events
9:30 a.m. Registration Check-in & Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
10:15 a.m. Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649-1699
11:15 a.m. Divided We Stand: Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630-1680
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
2:00 p.m. Cambridge Cameos: Stories of Life in 17th-Century New England
2:45 p.m. From Deference to Defiance: Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1629-1692
3:45 p.m. A Retrospective: “Serendipity in my Colonial History Career”
4:45 p.m. Program concludes
About the Program
The first generations of New England colonists left surprisingly colorful stories behind in the records. During this special opportunity, colonial historian and scholar Roger Thompson will share his many years of research into the daily lives of early New Englanders, including in-depth studies of town settlement, religion, court records, crime and violence, the role of women, and the region’s relationship with England. In his books Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649-1699; Divided We Stand: Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630-1680; Cambridge Cameos: Stories of Life in Seventeenth-Century New England; and his most recent work, published by NEHGS, From Deference to Defiance: Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1629-1692, Mr. Thompson uses rigorous scholarship to bring this vibrant world to life. The day will conclude with a retrospective on Mr. Thompson’s illustrious career exploring this fascinating period in our nation’s history.
Roger Thompson is emeritus professor at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, where he taught American Colonial History for thirty years. He has also taught at many other distinguished institutions, including Eton College and several major American universities. Mr. Thompson is the author of ten books on English and American early modern history.
Cost: $85 (includes continental breakfast). Please register by April 20, 2012.
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