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Gauvin Alexander Bailey
Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada)

Fellowships for University Teachers
Research Programs

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$33,600 (approved)
$33,600 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 8/31/2015

Art and Architecture in the French Atlantic World, 1608-1828

Although the arts and architecture of Latin America today comprise one of the most flourishing subjects in the discipline the same cannot be said for those of the French Atlantic Empire, which astonishingly--except for regional scholarship on Quebec and Louisiana--does not exist as a field. The proposed book project aims to do two things for the first time: (1) to amalgamate all regions of the French Atlantic Empire into a single study; and (2) to contextualize the arts of French America with Latin America, examining how differing ideologies led to contrasting architectural and visual cultures despite shared histories of conquest, conversion, and forced labor. The study will encompass North America, the Antilles, Guyana, and Senegal, and will consider topics such as the French Royal engineers, missionaries, and the art workshops of the Ursuline nuns. This study will interest not only art historians, but also anthropologists, and historians of religion, among other humanities fields.