The History Department of the College of Staten Island Spring 2021 History Lecture Series​ presents: “Pirates, Rogues, and Renegades across the Early Modern Indian Ocean,” a talk and discussion with Professor Bryan Averbuch, 

Moderators: Professor Eric A. Ivison and Adjunct Assistant Professor Joseph Frusci

The event will take place on Friday Apr. 30 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm on Zoom.

About this Talk: The 16th to early 18th centuries witnessed a remarkable flourishing of piracy and other maritime outlaw activity across much of the globe. While not always as well-known as their counterparts in the Caribbean, pirates and renegades played vital roles in the history of the Indian Ocean and Pacific Rim during this period, alternately subverting and supporting the agendas of European colonial powers and indigenous peoples. In this talk, we will investigate the lives of transnational maritime “outlaws” across the early modern Indian Ocean, exploring ways in which the intersectional study of such individuals can nuance our understanding of the region’s history.”

Bryan Averbuch researches and teaches Indian Ocean and Islamic history at CSI. His thematic interests include cross-cultural trade, the intertwined histories of the silk and spice routes, outlaw studies, and intersectionality. His current book project explores ways in which the Indian Ocean spice trade transformed the culture and expanded the geographical horizons of the early Islamic Middle East, while setting the stage for the advent of Islam across maritime India and Southeast Asia. He earned his PhD from Harvard University, and his MA and BA from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Please register prior to the start of the event to ensure you arrive before the lecture starts.

This is a CC CLUE event.

By the Division of Academic Affairs