Mapping a New World: Places of Conflict and Colonization in 17th-Century New England
Participants will explore the history and landscape of 1600s New England, with an emphasis on the role of geography and place. This is an opportunity to engage deeply with the region by visiting and learning at major historical landmarks such as the site of Plymouth colony, the city of Boston with its deep connections to Native American history, and museums and libraries that together house collections and exhibitions that bring to life this complex story of land, power, identity, and community.
Teachers will engage with leading scholars and primary source materials, including period maps, letters, land deeds, and narratives that are grounded in their geographic location. These materials illuminate how the different ways and perspectives with which English settlers and multifaceted Native communities viewed the New England region shaped their relationships and interactions throughout the 1600s.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Robert Allison; Paul Grant-Costa; Elizabeth James-Perry; Garrett Dash Nelson; Chris Newell