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HI Faculty Invites: “Writing Ocean History and Publishing with The William and Mary Quarterly” with Jack Bouchard

Friday, October 6, 2023
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
102 Ihlseng Cottage
HI Faculty Invites: “Writing Ocean History and Publishing with The William and Mary Quarterly” with Jack Bouchard

Jack Bouchard, Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University

Pre-modern history maintains a terrestrial bias. It is often preoccupied with events unfolding on land, saying little about what happened within Earth’s aquatic ecosystems. This terrestrial bias reflects the dearth of historical sources on life under water before the rise of oceanic sciences in the twentieth century. In this workshop, Professor Jack Bouchard will explain how environmental historians are gradually ameliorating the problem. Piecing together the fragments of textual and natural archival sources, he puts forward new interdisciplinary methods to span the terrestrial/aquatic divide and to unveil the mysteries of life below water since the sixteenth century, a world to which most early modern writers were largely oblivious.

Registration is required for this workshop. Email Faisal Husain at fhh102@psu.edu to register.

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102 Ihlseng Cottage

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