Conferences, Cosponsored Event

The Red Dragon Logbook

Friday, February 16, 2018
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

6275 Bunche Hall, UCLA
315 Portola Plaza

—a symposium organized by the UCLA Department of History

Sponsored by The Department of History Atlantic History Fund and Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair Fund; UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies; UCLA Center for 17th-and 18th-Century Studies, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies; and the Department of Geography.

This one-day symposium follows the 1586 voyage of the English privateering ship Red Dragon. Its little-known logbook, documenting its journey from England to Sierra Leone, the Río de la Plata and Salvador da Bahia, illuminates the early interconnected histories of Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

Eleanor Hubbard, Princeton University
Karen Ordahl Kupperman, New York University
Gabriel de Avilez Rocha, Drexel University
Kara Schultz, Vanderbilt University
David Wheat, Michigan State University
Vanessa Wilkie, Huntington Library

Please register to attend at