Landscapes

Maritime Landscapes

Ships sailed on landscapes. Their operations invariably start and end on a harbor, quay, pier, jetty, dock, or anchorage. Only their loss sometimes occurred on the sea, away from land, or on some inhospitable stretch of coast.

The data collected and analyzed under the label landscapes pertain to both the environments and the populations that inhabited them. We are interested in the history of the lands our ships touched, their populations, their cultures, their subsistence patterns, their ecological singularities, and all the human activities that impacted the construction, operation and loss of ships.

Our main focus is to discuss ways in which these data can be shared and used as thinking tools that explain the past and the present, and help us imagine the future.

Our questions are the main questions of Anthropology: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? What can we know?

Related academic work:

Arik Bord (PhD 2015-present). Anthropology.  Texas A&M University. Committee Chair: Filipe Castro. Antigua Maritime Landscape.

 

Sam Cuellar (PhD 2015-present). Anthropology.  Texas A&M University. Committee Chair: Filipe Castro. Indianola Maritime Landscape.

 

Bryanna Dubard (MA 2005-2013). Anthropology.  Texas A&M University. Committee Chair: Filipe Castro.  The Key to All the Indies: Defense of the Isthmus of Panama.

Samila Ferreira (PhD 2013-2015). Anthropology.  Texas A&M University. Committee Chair: Filipe Castro.  Policies of Memory, Politics of Forgetting.