The Prize Papers Lunch Talks

The Prize Papers Lunch Talks

Dagmar Freist / Lucas Haasis. The Prize Papers Project, University of Oldenburg / The National Archives London, UK. Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Funded by
Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, Academy of Göttingen
From - Until
23.11.2020 - 15.02.2021
Lucas Haasis

Online Lecture Series of the Prize Papers Project (Oldenburg/London), Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities

The Prize Papers Lunch Talks

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 seven short lectures from some of the leading experts on and pioneers of working with the collection and discuss with them about their most recent work. The 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 23, 2020, and February 15, 2021, 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 BigBlueButton will be provided after registration. Please contact to subscribe to the mailing list and for registration.

Full programme with abstracts:


23 November 2020: Patrick Schmidt (Rostock University, GER): “[B]ut he refus’d to go, calling me old dog with many more base ill names”. Disobedient officers in the late 17th- and early 18th-century Royal Navy

14 December 2020: 3-4 pm: Margaret E. Schotte (York University, Toronto, CA): Navigation Lessons from the Prize Papers

21 December 2020: 3-4 pm: Thomas M. Truxes (NYU, US): The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757: Time Capsule Extraordinaire

18 January 2021: Margaret Hunt/Leos Müller (Uppsala/Stockholm University,SWE): Scandinavian peoples, colonies and ships in the Prize Papers

25 January 2021: Jelle van Lottum (Radboud University Nijmegen, Huygens, NL): Socio-economic approaches to the Prize Paper Archives: an investigation into early modern labour migration

01 February 2021: Xabier Lamikiz (University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU): Prize Papers taken at the Battle of Vigo Bay (23 October 1702)

15 February: Marijke van der Wal (Leiden University, NL): International trade, an instructive journey and linguistic practices revealed in the Heusch correspondence (1664-1665)

Contact (announcement)

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Freist
Lucas Haasis (Postdoc)
Prize Papers Project
Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
FK IV - Institute of History - Early Modern History
Phone: +49-441-798-2367