Lecture: The Role Pirates Played in the Birth of Modern Natural History, San Diego Natural History Museum, March 27


Date: March 27, 2014Professor Mark G. Hanna

Time: 7:00 pm

Lecture by Professor Mark G. Hanna, Department of History, UCSD

Pirates travelled to many places forbidden to most ordinary sailors, making them a valuable resource on the peoples, flora, and fauna of regions around the globe. Their adventures coincided with the rising interest in natural science during the late seventeenth century. Mark G. Hanna, assistant professor of history at the University of California, San Diego, will explain how pirates were in many respects the early progenitors of the “citizen scientists” who founded the San Diego Natural History Museum.

San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101