Events and Media

Current events and media

Ben Franklin’s World

I’m thrilled to be the featured guest historian on Episode 309 of Ben Franklin’s World, the Early American history podcast, released on Tuesday, 17 August, 2021. The episode is now available for download, and available wherever you get your podcasts, as well as on its own app, available in the Google Play and Apple stores. Host Liz Covart and I discuss ideas and information from my book, The Merchant Ship in the British Atlantic, 1600–1800 (see below). The podcast’s website is here.

Ep 309 on the home page 17 Aug 21

New Books Network podcast

I spoke with Mark Klobas recently for the New Books in History Podcast (New Books Network). Our conversation is now available–here is the link (will open in a new window). You can also listen in your favorite podcast app.

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Book talk availability

I am available to talk about my new book, The Merchant Ship in the British Atlantic, 1600–1800: Continuity and Change in a Key Technology, to both general and scholarly audiences. I am prepared to present “virtually” and, when the time comes, in person. For inquiries, please contact me at phillipfrankreid[at]gmail dot com

Merchant Ship front cover

Upcoming events and media:

Society for the History of Technology-History of Science Society Joint Annual Conference
“Technical Expertise and Doing History,” roundtable discussion
Friday, 19 November 2021, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST (subject to change)
Conference page with relevant links here.

Previous events and media:

Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Risk and Uncertainty in the Premodern World Seminar Series
“Rational Strategies for Managing Maritime Risk in the Early Modern Atlantic”
Thursday, 11 November 2021

Maritime Studies Research Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland
“The Sailing Ship as Early Modern Technology:
Understanding the Maritime Environment in Its Own Time,” online presentation
Wednesday, 6 November 2019

CBC Radio Newfoundland and Labrador: On the Go with Ted Blades
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Radio interview
Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Society for the History of Technology Annual Conference
Union Station, Texas Special room
St. Louis MO
Friday, 12 October 2018, 3:30 p.m.
“Pre-Modern Technological and Economic Innovation,” Session 29

City of Alexandria/Friends of Alexandria Archaeology
The Lyceum
Alexandria VA
Sunday, 22 October 2017, 7 p.m.
“The Ship IS the Treasure: Why Alexandria’s 18th-Century Ship is Important”

East Carolina University Program in Maritime Studies 35th Anniversary Alumni Conference
Greenville NC
Friday, 27 October 2017, 10 a.m.
“Walking the Walk: Reflections on Doing Maritime History from a True Believer”

North American Society for Oceanic History Annual Conference
Charleston SC
Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 9 a.m.
“British Atlantic Merchant Ships, 1600—1800: An Agenda for Further Research”

North American Society for Oceanic History Annual Conference
Monterey CA
Friday, 15 May 2015, 9 a.m.
“The Time Machine? Using Replica Analysis to Understand Merchant Ships and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1600–1800”