IHS Workshop: "'Ocean of Business': Enterprising Voyages and the Geography of Pacific Commerce, 1770-1848"
Mon, December 7, 2009 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • GAR 4.100
The Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) presents a workshop by Dr. David Igler, associate professor at University of California-Irvine, entitled "'Ocean of Business': Enterprising Voyages and the Geography of Pacific Commerce, 1770-1848".
Igler has published in the fields of environmental history, the American West, and Pacific History. His most recent publications analyze the emergence of a “Pacific world” during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This current research explores the links between commerce, environment, and cultures and how these connected the American Far West to the Pacific Basin.
His current book project examines how the Pacific came to be a cross-cultural meeting ground in the 1820s, when only a half-century before it was a vast area with disconnected indigenous populations.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required. To reserve your lunch and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please e-mail Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 4.