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The Clements Bookworm: The Hacke ‘Pirate’ Atlas with Fellows Chet Van Duzer & Danny Zborover

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Clements Bookworm is a webinar series in which panelists discuss history topics. In this episode, past Fellows Chet Van Duzer and Danny Zborover discuss their research on the Clements Library's Hacke Atlas—a late 17th century manuscript atlas drawn from captured Spanish sea charts and one of multiple copies produced by English mapmaker William Hacke. Van Duzer will explain indications of the locations of shipwrecks in Hacke Atlases and how information about the treasure on those wrecks was later added. Zborover shares what the Hacke Atlas can tell us about the deep roots of entanglements between the Chontal Indigenous people in southern Mexico, and English, French, and Dutch pirates.

In the late 1600s, English mapmaker William Hacke masterfully produced multiple copies of a manuscript atlas drawn from captured Spanish sea charts. One copy of these atlases is now held at the Clements Library. In this episode of the Bookworm, past Fellows Chet Van Duzer and Danny Zborover discuss their research on these 17th century sources. Van Duzer will explain indications of the locations of shipwrecks in Hacke Atlases—and how information about the treasure on those wrecks was later added (a change inspired by William Phips’ spectacular recovery of treasure from a Spanish wreck in 1687.) Zborover shares his research focused on the deep roots of entanglements between the Chontal Indigenous people in southern Mexico, and English, French, and Dutch pirates. He considers the Clements’ Hacke Atlas to be “one of the most instructive sources for our understanding of these Pacific coast colonial interests.”

The Clements Bookworm: Online Event for History Lovers

Panelists and featured guests discuss history topics in this webinar series. Recommended books, articles, and other resources are provided in each session as we vary between formats: Reader Panel, Author Conversation, Collectors Corner, and Fellow Spotlight.

Inspired by the traditional Clements Library researcher tea time, we invite you to pull up a chair at our [virtual] table. Live attendees are encouraged to post comments and questions, respond to polls, and add to our conversation and camaraderie.

Where: Register at myumi.ch/gjgzR. You will receive your link to join the meeting via a confirmation email as well as a reminder email one hour before we begin. 

View upcoming topics and past recordings.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the meeting?

You can join our Zoom meeting by clicking the meeting link or going to join.zoom.us and entering in the meeting ID. 

For a tutorial on how to join a meeting, please see this brief Zoom video.

How do I join computer/device audio?
On most devices, you can join computer/device audio by clicking Join Audio, Join with Computer Audio, or Audio to access the audio settings. Learn more about connecting your audio.

Can I Use Bluetooth Headset?
Yes, as long as the Bluetooth device is compatible with the computer or mobile device that you are using.

What kinds of books will be discussed?

We are asking panelists to discuss their favorite history books. Some, but not all, will feature a connection to the primary source collections at the Clements Library. Upcoming themes will be shared at clements.umich.edu/bookworm.

Will I be on video?

A webcam is not required to join the book circle and public participants will NOT appear on video. Only the panelists speaking will have their video and microphone active-- guests are encouraged to type in your comments and questions via the chat function.

Can I view a recording and a list of the resources discussed?

Yes! Feel free to register even if you can't attend the meeting, and you will receive a follow-up email with the resource list and video link.

Please see Recordings & Resource Lists for an archive of all past episodes of the Clements Bookworm.

If you need additional assistance, please contact Anne at abhelber@umich.edu.

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September 17
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
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