when he gave the Hakluyt Society-sponsored lecture at the Warburg Institute’s “Maps and People” series. He will talk on the history of the Virginia Company in Greenwich at the National Maritime Museum in the summer of 2006, and on the Enlightenment at the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society Conference in Williamsburg, VA in April 2006.
He hopes to restart field work for his research project on combined operations and charting in the early-modern Caribbean with a trip to the Archivo General de Indias in Seville in the early part of 2006.
Rodrigue Lévesque writes: “I am still working on volumes 21 to 40 of The History of Micronesia. I had completed the “first pass,” bringing documents up to the modern period. I hope to publish this second series on cd-rom in 2007.”
Dee Longenbaugh is still writing and lecturing on Alaska history, but especially enjoys once weekly teaching of Alaska history to elementary students at local schools.
In addition to being elected to the Council of the Society for the History of Discoveries, Joyce Lorimer will present the annual lecture at the General Meeting of the Hakluyt Society in London, England on June 28, 2006. The title of her lecture is “Untruth and Consequences: Ralegh’s Discoverie of Guiana and the ‘Salting’ of the Gold Mines.” The Hakluyt Society also will publish her volume, Sir Walter Ralegh’s Discoverie of Guiana, in Spring 2006. Joyce spent February, March, and April 2006 at the John Carter Brown Library, holding the Helen Watson Buckner Memorial Fellowship.
Thomas Lynch is Executive Director of the Brazos Valley Museum in Bryan, Texas. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas.
Russell Magnaghi happily reported that he taught a course on the History of Discovery and Exploration, and his students were engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the topic. He says, “It was a joy to teach.”
John Moscony writes that he is now the Board President of the Wolf Museum of Music and Art in Lancaster, PA.
Benjamin Olshin continues to teach at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, in the areas of philosophy and history of science. His current research involves a continuing study of the discovery of Brazil, as well as an investigation of the collection of “Marco Polo” maps formerly held by Marcian F. Rossi.
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