Confronting Captain Cook: Memorialisation in Museums and Public Spaces
Descripción del Curso
Learn about the complex and controversial legacy of Captain James Cook
2018 marked the 250th anniversary of the departure of the Endeavour for Tahiti under the command of Captain James Cook. This course questions how Captain Cook has been remembered since, considering historical sources, who shapes history, and how.
On this course, you’ll learn about memorialisation and commemoration through the lens of Cook. You’ll also consider the impact of these voyages today and how various societies relate differently to this legacy. You’ll look at the broader context of memorialisation and commemoration and how this is being enacted in museums and public spaces.
This course is suitable for historians and students looking to broaden their knowledge. It would also appeal to anyone with an interest in museum studies, or those interested in investigating colonialism and its legacies.