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Nation Formation and Cultural Identity

Research carried out in this group focuses on the study of the DNA of nations and cultural identities in the Americas, from the discovery of the American continent, to settlement, decolonization, independence and, in the case of the United States, global cultural, economic, military and political hegemony. Consistently marrying archival research with cultural theory, and historiography with the history of ideas, individuals and groups of researchers explore the evolving and often troubled symbiosis between historical event and historical consciousness, nationhood and disenfranchisement, between power and knowledge, agency and identity. Key sub-themes include the exploration of structures of continuity and rupture in the Age of Revolution and Enlightenment in the Atlantic World, 1600-1800; violence, coercion, and state-making in post-revolutionary Mexico; multiculturalism in Canadian society.

Aynur Erdogan, PhD candidate - "Orientalia: Reorienting Early American Culture"
Dr Mark Thompson - “Nation and Empire in the Delaware Valley, 1600-1800”
Dr Jeanette den Toonder - "Canada's Multiple Solitudes: Perspectives on Cultural Pluralism"

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