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Our 2023 Lecture Series has concluded. Thank you to everyone who attended, and watch this space for news on upcoming talks and events.
Thursday 14 September, 7.30pm
In this talk Dr Murphy explores some of the myths and realities about female pirates from the 16th to 18th centuries. It will examine their experiences at sea and on shore and the ways in which they have been depicted in popular culture.
Thursday 12 October, 7.30pm
The ‘Barbary’ pirates of North Africa became notorious for their taking of people rather than goods. This talk with Dr Esra will explore the experiences of those affected – the captives, their families, and their communities, in addition to looking at the wider cultural and political impact of this form of piracy during the 17th century.
Thursday 9 November, 7.30pm
We all know what a pirate is, the way they dressed, how they spoke – or do we? In this talk we will delve into the popular and enduring stories that surround the history of piracy: pirate codes and buried treasure, talking parrots and walking planks. We will explore how those stories originated and whether any of these things really happened.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s Members receive a 10% discount on tickets for the in person lecture at the Museum. Find out more about Membership.