Lincoln Paine will discuss his book, The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World. This book traces how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across the world’s waterways.
Paine is the author of Down East: A Maritime History of Maine and Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia. He serves on the boards of the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath and of The Telling Room, a non-profit writing center for children and young adults in Portland, Maine.
From 2009 to 2012 he was the guest curator and archivist of the Norman H. Morse Collection of Ocean Liner Materials at the Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, and since 2006 he has been an editor of Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction, published at Leiden University, The Netherlands, in conjunction with Cambridge University Press.
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Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
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