Mapping a New World: Places of Conflict and Colonization in 17th-Century New England


Boston, MA



July 6 - July 10, 2020; July 20 - July 24, 2020 Length: 1 Week


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience




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 the Plymouth colony, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and battlefields of the Pequot War, 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.

Project Director(s)

Michelle LeBlanc; Elisabeth Nevins

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Michelle LeBlanc, Elisabeth Nevins, Garrett Dash Nelson, Robert J. Allison, Paul Grant-Costa, Elizabeth James-Perry, Chris Newell, Vicki Oman, Margaret Wickens-Pearce, Emily Scheinberg, Christine Baron

Grantee Institution

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center