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New Edition: John Martin’s An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands

19 September 2023

by Nigel Statham In 1963, when I was a nineteen-year-old undergraduate, I accompanied Danish archaeologist Dr Jens Poulsen to Tonga. Dr Poulsen was the first archaeologist to use...

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize – Judging Procedures for the 2024 Competition

20 July 2023

As the Hakluyt Society launches its Early Career Essay Prize competition for 2024, as Chair of this year’s judging panel I wanted to share information about our procedures both for...

Warburg Institute Online Maps & Society Lecture w/ Bertie Mandleblatt

24 February 2023

Thursday 2 March 2023, at 5 pm UTC/GMT A series of lectures on the history of maps and mapping worldwide, from earliest times to the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the social...

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2023

13 October 2022

The Hakluyt Society awards an annual essay prize (or more than one, if the judges so decide) of up to a total of £1,000. The competition is open to any registered graduate student...