Dutch Caribbean, Sint Maarten, SIMARC



CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom–St. Maarten Archaeological Center SIMARC Director Dr. Jay Haviser gave a presentation at an archaeology symposium at University of Cambridge last week.


The university’s McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research hosted the three-day symposium entitled “Illicit Trade and the Global Caribbean in the 19th century Age of Revolutions”. It emphasised case studies of piracy and privateering practised across the region.


“Most of the presentations were historical and archaeological case studies of the Caribbean, focused on the 19th century. Yet several papers covered earlier and later manifestations,” SIMARC said in a statement on Friday.


Haviser presented on the evolution of images and concepts related to piracy and pirates in the 20th century through innovations in communications technology.


Along with symposium organiser Dr. Ryan Espersen, the event featured 15 academics from England, the Netherlands, Denmark, the United States, Venezuela, Senegal, Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Martinique, and St. Maarten.


Espersen has conducted archaeological and historical research about the Caribbean, particularly Saba, St. Eustatius, and the Virgin Islands.


SIMARC said the McDonald Institute will be publishing the papers presented in the symposium as an edited book volume early next year.






Source: The Daily Herald



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