Reminder: YCRI Conference – Grassroots Modernities

The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) to host an academic conference on “Grassroots Modernities: Nature, Agriculture, and Improvement in the Atlantic World” – June 9th, 2015   

This conference, comprised of lectures and roundtable discussions with various professors from higher education, will be held on Tuesday, June 9th, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in Luce Hall.

Presenters include: S. Max Edelson (UVA); Courtney Fullilove (Wesleyan); JMC Postdoctoral Fellow Ariel Ron (Yale); Matthew Lockwood (Yale); James Scott (Yale); Kate Wersan (UW-Madison); Emily Pawley (Dickinson); Dan Kevles (Yale); Keith Wrightson (Yale); Joyce Chaplin (Harvard); Anya Zilberstein (Concordia); Ian Beamish (Dalhousie); Joshua Kercsmar (Valparaiso); Edward Rugemer (Yale); Tamara Plakins Thornton (SUNY Buffalo); Richard Drayton (Kings College London); Fredrik A. Jonsson (UChicago); Christopher Clark (UConn); and Naomi Lamoreaux (Yale).

For inquiries related to the conference, please contact the co-organizers, JMC Postdoctoral Fellow Ariel Ron ( or Emily Pawley (

For more information and a detailed schedule, see here.