Winter Lecture One - The deep history of whales and humans in the Pacific Event as iCalendar

19 July 2016

1 - 2pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre B10, Building 109 (General Library)

Location: Cnr Princes and Alfred Streets, Auckland

Host: School of Humanities

Cost: Free

Contact: Dr Rochelle Constantine or Dr Ryan Tucker Jones

The first in a series of six lectures on consecutive Tuesdays - Whales and us: The past, present and future

Winter Lecture One - The deep history of whales and humans in the Pacific

From Polynesian voyaging to Greenpeace, whale and human lives have long intertwined in the Pacific.  Whaling was the foundation of colonial economies in New Zealand, Australia, and elsewhere. Whales connected Australasia to the   Antarctic in the age of industrial whaling, and anti-whaling politics came to define the region in the late twentieth century.  But there is another side to this story as well - whales themselves have changed substantially over the course of their interaction with humans.  Dr Ryan Tucker Jones will present the history of the Pacific as told through this very special relationship between these two species of large-brained mammals.

Dr Ryan Tucker Jones (History, University of Auckland)