The London Prize Papers are a unique source and treasure trove for research. Since its discovery, the collection has already inspired numerous groundbreaking projects in various fields of study and many countries around the globe.
In this online lecture series of the Prize Papers LUNCH TALKS, we will hear eight lectures from some of the leading experts on and pioneers of working with the collection, exploring the High Court of Admiralty’s prize court and its other jurisdictions, and discuss with them about their most recent work. This lecture series aims at bringing together renowned scholars, international early-career researchers, master’s students as well as the interested public to discuss with us in a relaxed setting - over lunch.
The Prize Papers LUNCH TALKS will take place between November 15, 2021, and February 14, 2022, every other Monday, at 1-2 pm (CET).
The event is open to the public, with advance registration requested.
Links to the meeting rooms via the user-friendly platform Webex will be provided after registration: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/169957552615
15. November 21: Cátia Antunes & Siem van Eeten (Leiden / Zuidwolde): The Saint-Malo Prize Papers: Looking at the Future of Prize Papers in a European Context
22. November 21: Sheryllynne Haggerty (Liverpool): ‘Wagstaffe has put his Mouth on me for true’: Death Disease and Decay in Jamaica 1756
6. Dezember 21: Hannah Knox Tucker (Virginia / Copenhagen)
Captains’ Mail Circuits: Examining Social and Commercial Relations in Letter Transfer
13 Dezember 21: Richard Blakemore (Reading): Anatomy of a mutiny: The voyage of the Gilbert and an admiralty court case in 1657
10. Januar 22: Colin Greenstreet (MarineLives / Viae Regiae): The Uses of Early Modern Literacy - The Literacy Intensity of Work
24. Januar 22: Bertie Mandelblatt (Providence, Rhode Island): Food Provisions as Cargo: the evidence provided by the Prize Papers
07. Februar 22: Francisca Hoyer (Stockholm): From awe to ah! and huh? The Prize Papers as a complementary source for writing a global family history of the German Ostindienfahrer
14. Februar 22: Lucas Haasis (Oldenburg): The Power of Persuasion. Becoming a Merchant in the 18th Century (Buchpräsentation)