4:30-6:00 PMOpening Keynote: Anna Brickhouse (University of Virginia)
Chair: Nigel Smith (Princeton University)

“Translation and Catastrophe”
6:00-8:00 PMWine and cheese reception (Chancellor Green Lower Hyphen)


9:00 AMOpening Remarks: Sophie Gee and Sarah Rivett
9:30-11:30 AMSession I:
Shadows of Enlightenment
Chair: Claudia L. Johnson (Princeton University)
Tony C. Brown (University of Minnesota)
“God, State”
Jill Casid (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
“Enlightenment Terror and its Terrain”
Vivasvan Soni (Northwestern University)
“Two Concepts of Reason”
11:30 AM-1:00 PMLunch and Coffee Break
1:00-3:00 PMSession II:
Historiography and Islamic Modernity
Chair: Lital Levy (Princeton University)
Alexander Bevilacqua (Harvard University)
“The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment”
Humberto Garcia (University of California, Merced)
“Abu Taleb Khan’s ‘Vindication of the Liberties of the Asiatic Women’: An Indo-Muslim Response to 1790s British Feminism”
Robert Travers (Cornell University)
“Indo-Persian Tarikh as Enlightened History: the Seir Mutaqherin (1789-90) and the Eurasian Enlightenment”
3:00-3:30 PMCoffee Break
3:30-5:30 PMSession III:
Chair: David Kazanjian (Institute of Advanced Study/University of Pennsylvania)
Vincent Carretta (University of Maryland)
“Strangers in Strange Lands: Letter Writers in the Early Black Atlantic”
Daragh Grant (Harvard University)
“Colonization and Cultural Difference”
Saskia Sassen (Columbia University)
"Global Enlightenment? De-Theorizing in order to Re-Theorize"
5:30-6:30 PMReception (McCormick Hall)


8:30-10:30 AMSession IV:
Enlightened Geographies
Chair: Christina Lee (Princeton University)
Bruno M. Carvalho (Princeton University)
“Partial Enlightenments: Luso- Brazilian Epistemologies”
Monique Allewaert (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
“Super-Fly: Makandal’s Enlightenment from Below”
Raúl Coronado (University of California Berkeley)
“Rewriting the Terms of the Modern World: Felix Varela’s 1826 Historical Novel "Jicotencal" and Modern Philosophy”
10:30-11:00 AMCoffee Break
11:00 AM-1:00 PMSession V:
Economies of Invention
Chair: Sarah Rivett (Princeton University)
William A. Pettigrew (University of Kent)
“‘As Witches Do the Devil’ (Daniel Defoe). Civil Rights and the Escalation of the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans: Some Unexamined Legacies of the Global Enlightenment”
Philip J. Stern (Duke University)
“Citizens United? The Corporation and Enlightenment Thought”
Chi-ming Yang (University of Pennsylvania)
“Umbrella Work: Translating Colonial Technology and Asian Invention”
1:00-2:00 PMLunch
2:00-3:30 PMKeynote: David Scott (Columbia University)
Chair: Andrew Cole (Princeton University)

“Superseding Historical Injustice? Enlightenment’s Future’s Past”
3:30-4:00 PMCoffee Break
4:00-5:30 PMConcluding Roundtable
Chair: Sophie Gee (Princeton University)
Branka Arsić (Columbia University, English and Comparative Literature)
Linda Colley (Princeton University, History)
Fara Dabhoiwala (Princeton University, History)
Steven Pincus (Yale University, History)


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