The State University of New York at Stony Brook, in cooperation with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, will hold a conference in Stony Brook on March 20-21, 2009, on “The Worlds of Lion Gardiner, c. 1599-1663: Crossings and Boundaries.” Military man and engineer, chronicler and diplomat, lord of a New English manor married to a Dutch woman, Gardiner led a life replete with crossings: of the English Channel to engage in Continental wars, of the Atlantic, of the lesser waters of Long Island Sound, of national, imperial, and colonial borders, of racial divides, and of the very bounds of colonial law. The many crossings in which he and his contemporaries were involved did much to create boundaries between things previously less clearly separated.
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
The McNeil Center for Early American Studies
The Columbia Faculty Seminar on Early American History
State University of New York at Stony Brook:
Office of the Provost
Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund
Departments of History and English
The Humanities Institute
Above: “Picture of the Indians’ Fort or Palisado in New England.” Woodcut in John Underhill, News from America; or, A new and experimental discoverie of New England, 1638.