#4 Maritime History as World History

Wednesday 23 September 12 noon – 1:30 pm, PDT/3 pm – 4:30 pm EDT


What does maritime history have to do with world history? In A World at Sea (Penn Press), a new volume edited by Lauren Benton and Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, nine contributors reflect on the promise and prospect of a global approach to maritime history. Drawing on social history, history of science, legal history, and many other approaches, the authors consider how the study of the sea and seafaring can inform and alter narratives in world history and the contributions that a global lens can make to maritime history.

Please join us for an interactive, audience-driven discussion with participation from Benton and Perl-Rosenthal along with many of the volume’s contributing authors: Jeppe Mulich, Matthew Raffety, Margaret Schotte, Lisa Norling, Carla Rahn Phillips, and Catherine Phipps.