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Vacancy: Administrator of the Hakluyt Society (application deadline: 5 May 2017)

3 April 2017

THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY  ADMINISTRATOR The Hakluyt Society, founded in 1846, publishes scholarly editions of primary sources on voyages and travels to a wide membership and readership,...

CFP – Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature, 11-12 September 2017

22 March 2017

Call for Papers The Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017: Trading Companies and Travel Literature 11-12 September 2017 Chatham Historic Docks, University of Kent Speakers confirmed: Prof...

The Armada of the Strait: James P.R. Lyell and the Relación of Pedro de Rada

10 March 2017

The publication of Carla Rahn Phillips’ The Struggle for the South Atlantic ensured that the Relación by the sixteenth-century Spanish clerk Pedro de Rada is now for...

The Armada of the Strait, 1581-1584: Disastrous beginnings of an ill-fated enterprise

1 March 2017

The latest Hakluyt Society publication, The Struggle for the South Atlantic: The Armada of the Strait, 1581-84, edited by Professor Carla Rahn Phillips, documents the...