The voyages of Captain Cook and the exploration of the Pacific Ocean: The Philip Nicholas Trust Maritime History Lecture

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  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, PL4 8AA*

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A Historical Association and University of Plymouth history department talk. 

In their day, Cook's voyages represented maritime achievement and scientific progress on a global scale, bringing Enlightenment ideals to bear on the huge expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Art, science and exploration went hand in hand to fix the bounds of the habitable earth, as well as those of the navigable ocean. 

Hear Dr John McAleer, Associate Professor in History at the University of Southampton, share his research on the British Empire. His work focuses on the British encounter and engagement with the wider world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, situating the history of empire in its global and maritime contexts. His recent publications include Captain Cook and the Pacific: Art, Exploration and Empire with Nigel Rigby, and Britain's Maritime Empire: Southern Africa, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 1763-1820.

Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth*
Date: Tuesday 2 November 2021
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Tickets: standard £6 / concessions £4  

Free for members of the Historical Association Plymouth branch.

Free for University of Plymouth students as part of SPiA (Student Participation in Arts).

*In the event of a change in social distancing guidelines, or any other unforeseen circumstances, this event may be delivered online.

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