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The American Discovery of Europe – CANCELLED

18 November, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

*UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS*

In this interactive, live-streamed event, Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock will draw on research from her current book On Savage Shores, to tell the forgotten stories of the earliest Native American travellers to Europe, and how they helped to forge the course of global history.

Through an informal talk, with time for questions and an audience quiz, Dr Pennock will show the ways in which Indigenous people and goods transformed society, and created the roots of our modern, cosmopolitan world. Did you know that Henry VIII met a Brazilian king? That Inuit harpooned ducks on the river Avon? That Maya nobles made chocolate for the Spanish king, and Aztecs mocked up human sacrifice at the court of Charles V? That thousands of Indigenous slaves laboured in European households? Starting with the American stuff of our everyday lives, like chocolate, potatoes, tomatoes and peppers, this engaging event will challenge your assumptions, and reveal the surprising origins of things we take for granted.

This event is part of the hub series organised by The University of Sheffield.

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Contact email address

engage@sheffield.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




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Date:
18 November, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Online: The University of Sheffield
Broomhall
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom
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Website:
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/

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Is booking required?
No
Contact email address
engage@sheffield.ac.uk
Event partners
N/A
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber
City/town
Sheffield
Accessibility information
Please contact the organiser directly for more information