State Papers and Sovereignty in the Revolutionary Atlantic World

Co-hosted by the Colonial & Revolutionary Americas Workshop and the Committee for the Study of Books & Media.

Mar 28, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm



Event Description
Asheesh Kapur Siddique

This workshop is offered for in-person attendance only. Registration is not required. The pre-circulated paper will be available one-week prior to the workshop. The paper will be available to the Princeton University community via SharePoint. All others should request a copy of the paper by emailing Jack Callaghan at [email protected].

Asheesh Kapur Siddique '07 is an assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His first book, The Archive of Empire: Knowledge, Conquest, and the Making of the Early Modern British World, to be published by Yale University Press in fall 2024, explores how archives came to be used as tools of governance in the British empire in both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds between the 17th and early 19th centuries. Other ongoing projects examine the history of "early American" history writing; the concept of textual "intention" in legal and political thought; and the intertwined histories of financial capitalism and American higher education.  

Asheesh Kapur Siddique is an assistant professor in the Department of History at UMass Amherst. He is a historian of early America, early modern Europe, and the British empire whose research and pedagogy explores the role of collecting, managing, and using knowledge to the history of state formation and governance.

  • Department of History
  • Effron Center for the Study of America
  • Department of English
Jack Callaghan