Covering the Ocean - Newspapers and Information Management in the Atlantic World, 1580-1820
- Friday 29 January 2016
- P.N. van Eyckhof 4
2311 BV Leiden
The Low Countries, with its highly advanced print culture, formed Europe's clearing house for maritime news. Events in the Americas and Africa in particular had a direct bearing on the balance of power at home, and were reported on with great intensity.
Covering the Ocean investigates how early print media covered distant but urgent geopolitical conflicts, using newspapers from the Low Countries, north and south.