The Atlantic World Workshop at NYU, established in 1997, is a forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars of the humanities and social sciences with interests in the history of the Atlantic world. The workshop sponsors regular sessions during the academic year to discuss works in progress by both junior and senior researchers. Papers are circulated in advance, and all sessions are open to both members of the Atlantic world history program of the NYU History Department and the wider scholarly community.

Atlantic history is a growing field that encompasses research on trends spanning Africa, the Americas, and Europe; comparative analysis of Atlantic historical processes; and histories of any of the subregions of the Atlantic world. Workshop participants have addressed such themes as Atlantic diasporas, slavery, cross-regional political and religious movements, literature and language, gender, and Atlantic trade, with an emphasis on the period between 1500 and 1900. The workshop is open to discussion of all relevant topics and theoretical perspectives within the field and especially encourages debate about new approaches and ideas.

For more information about the Atlantic world history program of the NYU History Department, see For more information about the Atlantic World Workshop, please contact the workshop director or graduate student coordinator. For upcoming sessions, click the link above.

The workshop meets on several Tuesdays per month from 12:30pm to 2:00pm on the 6th floor of the King Juan Carlos Center (53 Washington Square South), Room 607.

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Workshop Director: Professor Nicole Eustace (
Graduate Student Coordinator: Emma Otheguy (

Background image courtesy of the Mariner’s Museum of Newport, VA