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ANN: H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2015-Feb-27 - 2015-March-02 chosen for H-Maritime

 H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2015-Feb-27 - 2015-March-02
The following announcements were posted to the H-Net web site between 2015-02-27 and 2015-03-02 and were chosen for H-Maritime.

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    Title: GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP IN CHESAPEAKE HISTORY
    Location: Maryland
    Date: 2015-03-30
    Description: GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP IN CHESAPEAKE HISTORY Call

ANN: H-Net Reviews 23 Feb 2015 and 02 Mar 2015

H-Net reviews posted to the web 23 Feb 2015 - 02 Mar 2015

The following reviews were posted to the H-Net web site between 23 Feb 2015 and 02 Mar 2015 and may be of interest to H-Maritime subscribers.

Reviewed for H-War by Jean A. Stuntz
    Herzog, Tamar.  _Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in
    Europe and the Americas_.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University
    Press, 2014.  400 pp.  $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-73538-5.

Re: Query: Pirates old and new-What should be considered Dampier's legacy?

What an interesting topic! I think it's very important to recognize Dampier's contributions to natural and social history, navigation, and exploration within the context of the role of pirates/privateers in the expansion of the British Empire. That is to say, although Dampier and other privateers left important and highly detailed records of their journeys and the geography, peoples, and biotic diversity they observed, they did so not for the sake of the pursuit of knowledge but in a peculiar position between naval power and banditry.

Query: Pirates old and new-What should be considered Dampier's legacy?

A recent discussion on the relative merits of private anti piracy services, especially in the Indian Ocean, is a timely reminder of the 300th anniversary of the death of William Dampier in March. 

The Australian Association for Maritime History is commemorating Dampier's life and exploration of the west coast of Australia with a special volume of The Great Circle. The AAMH is also collaborating with the WA Maritime Museum with one of a series of lectures by member Bob Sexton at the Museum on 20 March. 

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