Unburying Treasure: Pyrates at Geisel
Simply put, pirates are thieves; yet they played an important role in history and have captivated our imaginations as they appear in popular culture throughout the ages. The Social Sciences & Humanities Library is pleased to present a new exhibit on piracy. Using books, images and artifacts from our collections, “Unburying Treasure: Pyrates at Geisel” reveals stories of real pirates who sailed the seas during the age of maritime trade. Located in the Social Sciences & Humanities Library (in the Geisel Library building) on the Main Floor through the end of December, be sure to swing by to:
- learn about famous pirates, modern day piracy, and pirates in popular culture, including books, film, and songs
- uncover the myths behind the pirate caricature
- check out the Rogue Gallery to see if you can sort legends from real pirates
- discover how pirates were involved with map making
- take your picture with a pirate!
In conjuction with our exhibit, Professor Mark Hanna from the UCSD History Department, will be giving a lecture on Thursday, October 20th, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the Seuss Room (in the Geisel Library building) on Nest of Pirates: Piracy and the Formalization of the First British Empire. Professor Hanna will teach The Golden Age of Piracy in Winter 2012.
At noon on October 20th, Scott Paulson from the Arts Library, will play pirate tunes on the Geisel Library building carillon!