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POSTPONED Daniel Soucier, “Navigating Wilderness and Borderland”

April 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

| Free

This event has been postponed. We anticipate that it will be rescheduled during the Fall 2020 semester.

Please join us for our final Spring 2020 graduate research presentation. History PhD candidate Daniel Soucier will present, “Navigating Wilderness and Borderland” on Wednesday, April 8 in the Bumps Room of the Memorial Union.

This event is free and open to the public. Boxed lunches will be provided. Please spread the word to your students and colleagues!

About the presentation: “My research examines the evolving interactions of nature and humans during the major military campaigns in the northern theatre of the American War for Independence (1775 – 1783) as local people, local environments, and military personnel from outside the region interacted with one another in complex ways. Examining the American Revolution at the convergence of environmental, military, and borderlands history, it elucidates the agency of nature and culture in shaping how three military campaigns in the “wilderness” unfolded. The invasion of Canada in 1775, the expedition from Quebec to Albany in 1777, and the invasion of Iroquoia in 1779 are the interconnected comparative case studies that inform this project. As human and non-human actors alike utilized the chaos of war to further distinct goals and purposes, the levels of assistance or resistance that each provided to the large British and Continental forces that arrived from outside of the bioregion directly influenced the geopolitical and martial outcomes of campaigns.”