Hakluyt Society recent news and forthcoming events

Hakluyt Society Recent News and Forthcoming Events

Hakluyt Society Recent News and Forthcoming Events

Covid-19 update

Please note that the British Library will be closed for some time with the result that post sent to our address at the library will not be forwarded until the library re-opens. Members are therefore encouraged to use the online credit-card system, or alternatively to use PayPal to update their subscriptions. If you need help with your username and password to log into the members’ area, please contact the office at office@hakluyt.com

 

Maps and Mapping Conference

The Hakluyt Society is one of the sponsors of an online conference, 15-16 January 2021, with the theme ‘Maps and Mapping in English-speaking Countries in the 17th and 18th Centuries‘. This will be the annual conference of the Société d’études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Attendance is free of charge and open to all. For the full programme please follow this link.

To register and to obtain the link for joining the conference via Zoom, please contact: emmanuelle.peraldo@univ-cotedazur.fr

2020 Annual Lecture published

The lecture by Peter Barber, ‘From Geneva to the Rigi: British Images of Switzerland in Texts, Guidebooks and Maps, 1650-1904’ has been printed and distributed to members. Instructions for purchasing copies may be found here.

 

Lecture by Peter Barber online

The Hakluyt Society’s Annual Lecture for 2020 was given by Peter Barber, formerly Head of Cartographic and Topographic Materials at the British Library, under the title, ‘From Geneva to the Rigi: British images of Switzerland in texts, guidebooks and maps, 1650-1904’. To find it in our new space for videos on the website, simply follow this link.

 

Online talk by Michael Brennan

The talk Professor Brennan was planning to give to the editorial workshop scheduled for 20 March is now available on this website by following this link. Professor Brennan’s subject is the Hakluyt Society volume he is editing on English travellers to Venice, 1450-1600. The video is best viewed at ‘full screen’.

 

2019 Annual Lecture published

The lecture by Carla Rahn Phillips, ‘The Struggle for the South Atlantic: Sources and Serendipity’ has been printed and distributed to members. Instructions for purchasing copies may be found here.

 

Results of the Essay Prize Competition 2020

The Hakluyt Society Essay Prize for 2020 is awarded to Dr Katie Bank (University of Sheffield), for her essay: ‘Truth and Travel: The Principal Navigations and “Thule, the Period of Cosmographie”’. Her essay has now been published in the Journal of the Hakluyt Society and is available for free download from this website.

An Honourable Mention is awarded to Ellen Smith (University of Leicester), for her essay: ‘Crafting Traditional Families in the British Empire: The Biography of Caroline Cuffley Giberne, 1803-1885’

Our thanks to all the participants and warmest congratulations to the winners.

 

Cook Voyages Conference Proceedings published online

The papers presented at the recent collaborative conference in Paris, ‘Captain Cook after 250 years: Re-exploring The Voyages of James Cook‘, have been published in the online journal Astrolabe, April 2020.

 

Latest publications from the Hakluyt Society

Trevor H. Levere: The Arctic Journal of Captain Henry Wemyss Feilden, RA, the Naturalist on HMS Alert, 1875-1876. The first publication of the daily diary of Feilden, one of the two full-time naturalists on what was the first major British naval expedition to the high Arctic. 431 pages, 10 maps, 17 colour plates, 68 figures; including a 34-page Introduction, appendices, bibliography, indexes. The book is issued free of charge to Society members and was distributed in November / December 2019.

Angela Byrne: A Scientific, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour / John (Fiott) Lee in Ireland, England and Wales 1806-1807. This is a critical edition of the travel diaries and sketchbooks of Dr John Lee FRS, published for the first time. Shortly after graduating from Cambridge University, Lee set out on a seven-month walking tour through England , Wales and Ireland, visiting most of the key sites on the ‘home tour’ such as Llangollen, the lakes of Killarney, and the Wicklow Mountains, but also less visited sites such as the Blasket Islands, County Kerry. Most of the content relates to Ireland and paints a picture of Irish social, cultural and political life in the aftermath of the 1798 and 1803 rebellions, and the 1801 Act of Union. 396 pages, 6 maps, 15 illustrations. The book is issued free of charge to members and was distributed in February 2019.

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Anthony Payne, ed., Hakluyt & Oxford: Essays and Exhibitions Marking the Quatercentenary of the Death of Richard Hakluyt in 1616

The contents include catalogues by Anthony Payne of the two Oxford exhibitions, at Christ Church and at the Bodleian Library, together with essays by Jim Bennett, Anthony Payne and William Poole. A5 format, viii + 104 pp., 8 colour plates.

Price £5; including postage to UK: £6.80; to other European countries: £10.35; to the rest of the world: £12.65.

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Hakluyt & Oxford