This series, convened by the National Maritime Museum and held at the Institute of Historical Research, explores humankind’s relationship with the sea through museum and archive collections. At is heart is the idea that our history is entwined with the maritime world and that people’s lives have always been shaped by the sea. Bringing together established names and new researchers, the series draws upon a range of different approaches to encourage debate and discussion.
26 October 2017
Professor Marcus Rediker
University of Pittsburgh
The Maritime Origins of Abolition: The Case of Benjamin Lay, Quaker and ‘Common Sailor’
Location: The Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU
*This seminar will start at 17:30 in The Chancellor’s Hall and will take on a Thursday rather than a Tuesday.*
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