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Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature

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The Historic Dockyard

Royal Dockyard Church

16 College Road

Chatham

ME4 4QX

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The exploration of travel literature across its myriad forms has greatly stimulated the way we understand the global history of the early modern world. Yet, in spite of the great array of recent studies in this field, there has been only limited engagement with the place of travel literature within histories of one of the key protagonists of overseas trade, cross-cultural exchange, and empire – the trading company.

From the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, European trading companies traversed the globe in search of goods, profit, and knowledge. The overseas experiences of many travellers were published upon their return to Europe, either privately or by their employer. Even so, the vast bulk of descriptions streaming into company headquarters was never published and remains a largely untapped resource.

This conference brings together travel literature and trading companies by exploring how the various European companies collected, created, curated, protected and utilised material relating to travel and discovery around the world. Set in the historic environment of the University of Kent’s Medway campus, the Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017 joins together senior experts and early career researchers to engage in cross-disciplinary conversation. In line with the core activity of the Hakluyt Society, the symposium will include an editorial workshop focused on editing and publishing scholarly editions of travel literature.

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The full registration fee will be £60. This includes lunch and refreshments on both days and a wine reception on day 1. Hakluyt Society members enjoy a reduced fee of £30. Hakluyt Society student members register for free. Information about Hakluyt Society membership can be found here.

Thanks to generous support from the Society for Renaissance Studies, a limited number of tickets will be available to students and early career researchers at the reduced price of £30.

If you would like to attend the conference dinner following the reception on day 1, please make sure to purchase the (separate) dinner ticket along with your conference registration. Note that places for dinner are limited and will be available on a first come first served basis.


We look forward to welcoming you in Chatham,

Dr Aske Brock

Dr Edmond Smith

Dr Guido van Meersbergen

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The Historic Dockyard

Royal Dockyard Church

16 College Road

Chatham

ME4 4QX

United Kingdom

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