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Vessel of Globalization: The Many Worlds of the Edwin Fox, 1853-1905

  • G.31 Law Lecture Room 1, University of Western Australia 35 Stirling Highway Crawley WA 6009 Australia (map)

Join Adrian Shubert and Boyd Cothran from York University in Toronto, who will use the story of the Edwin Fox as a way of exploring the important process of globalization that took place in the second half of the 19th century and first years of the 20th.

This talk will combine archival research and Arc GIS mapping to reconstruct the many worlds of the Edwin Fox. Emphasizing stories of integration, interactions, and entanglements, this paper describes the ways in which the unique perspective of this single ship can provide to a more intimate understanding of the human agencies and the human costs involved in the most important period of globalization to occur prior to the one we have been experiencing since the 1990s.

This presentation is part of the UWA Archaeology Seminar Series

Time and date: 4-5pm, Thursday 23 May 2019

Location: G.31, Law Lecture Room 1, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009

For more information: Martin Porr ( and Ana Paula Mottra (