Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Georgia Carley

Adjunct Assistant Professor
First Nations in North America, Colonial North America, 18th Century British Atlantic





Ph.D., History, Queen’s University, 2015
M.A., Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Trent University, 2010
B.A., University of King’s College, 2008


My research in colonial North American history is especially interested in questions of authority and materiality in British-Native American intercultural encounters in the eighteenth century. My current projects include an investigation into the transatlantic meanings of British colonial uses of seals in wampum diplomacy. My current research builds from my doctoral dissertation, titled ““The Manner of Conferring and Treating with them”: The Board of Trade, the 1730 Anglo-Cherokee Treaty, and the Confluence of Global British Treaty Practices.” My dissertation, which sits between fields of Early American history, Atlantic history, Native American history and British imperial history, examined eighteenth-century British-Native American treaty making within the context of British-European treaty practices to comment on issues of intercultural diplomacy, sovereignty, and imperial knowledge.

Courses Previously Taught

HIST 467 First Nations in North America


“Cost, Commodity and Gift: the Board of Trade’s conceptualization of British-Native American gift giving during Pontiac’s War,” Early American Studies “1763: Pontiac and Paxton” 14, no. 2 (Spring 2016): 203-224.

“Mud, Mire and Inconvenience: Walking in 19th Century Kingston,” Historic Kingston 61 (2013): 104-121.

“Le rejet des contraintes de la société de consommation dans La danse juive de Lise Tremblay,” Initiales/Initials 22 (2008): 49-64.