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Lecture

Covering the Ocean - Newspapers and Information Management in the Atlantic World, 1580-1820

Date
Friday 29 January 2016
Time
Location
P.N. van Eyckhof 4
2311 BV Leiden
Room
005

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.

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