Thursday, May 13, 2021

Cook's writing and Hawkesworth's book

Here is an MP3 recording of my class on the subject of Cook's journal as writing. It deals firstly with how Cook's writing changed, over the eleven years or so that he wrote his expedition journals, and secondly with what John Hawkesworth did with the journal of the first voyage, in the 1770s, to transform it into a successful book. Much of it is based on the research of Jean-Stéphane Massiani.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021


James Cook and the history of science , part one

 You will find here the fifteenth video talk on James Cook, which begins reflections on Cook and science


Monday, May 10, 2021

Breaking news: Cook dies in Haiti

You will find here video chapter 14, about the end of Cook's participation in the third expedition.

There will shortly be more videos, abotu Cook and science.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Séminaire M2 les années 1970 - assignments

 I have received several assignments. If I have not yet received yours, please send me an email immediately and urgently, and we can fix a precise date.

Les voyages de James Cook: video chapitre 13

 You will find here events processes and questions from the Third Expedition.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

James Cook and his third voyage

Here is video chapter twelve, which moves us onto the third expedition. There will be three chapters on this third expedition, followed by chapters which I am at present writing, about science and Cook's journeys.

video chapter 


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

British Prime Minister under pressure

 After it was alleged that he said « No more lockdowns: let the bodies pile high in their thousands. »


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

James Cook - his story after he died

 You will find here an MP3 recording of the live class I gave about what happened to Cook's story after he died: historiography and biography: