Session Number

B-2

Start Date

3-3-2017 9:35 AM

End Date

3-3-2017 10:35 AM

Keywords

piracy, maritime trade, maritime law, naval history, South China Sea, Indian Ocean, Caribbean

Description

Piracy has endured for as long as maritime trade has existed. From the ancient Mediterranean world to the modern-day Somali coast, pirates have threatened merchant ships. The legacy of piracy has inspired countless songs, poems, novels, and movies. Who were pirates? What did they want? Where did they go? How did they interact with states? Students have internalized stereotypes about pirates from popular culture, but rarely consider these questions about piracy. This workshop will examine the significance of piracy in world history through texts and visual material. Case studies will be global, but focus on the early modern period.

Trial of a Chinese Pirate Queen.pdf (128 kB)
Lesson Plan

Pirates- Past and Present.pptx (38479 kB)
PowerPoint Presentation with Notes

 
Mar 3rd, 9:35 AM Mar 3rd, 10:35 AM

Session B-2: Pirates: Past and Present

Piracy has endured for as long as maritime trade has existed. From the ancient Mediterranean world to the modern-day Somali coast, pirates have threatened merchant ships. The legacy of piracy has inspired countless songs, poems, novels, and movies. Who were pirates? What did they want? Where did they go? How did they interact with states? Students have internalized stereotypes about pirates from popular culture, but rarely consider these questions about piracy. This workshop will examine the significance of piracy in world history through texts and visual material. Case studies will be global, but focus on the early modern period.

 

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