Practical Navigation in the Age of Discovery

Code: LH11802

Dates: October 16 - November 6, 2023

Meets: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Sessions: 4

Course Fee: $85.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

One of the greatest intellectual achievements in human history has been wayfinding for food, shelter, emigration or adventure. Join former naval officer Hicks for a classroom simulation, learn and practice navigational techniques to safely voyage from England to the Chesapeake Bay in a merchant galleon in 1611. Materials fee ($15) payable to instructor.
Fee: $85.00
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Robert Hicks

Robert D. Hicks, Ph.D., has edited a recent book about and including the diary of a physician, Civil War Medicine: A Surgeon’s Experience (University of Indiana Press, 2019). The book includes essays by distinguished Civil War scholars that illuminate the surgeon's (Fulton) experience. No comparable book about the medical Civil War exists for the general reader, despite the huge literature on the Civil War. Dr. Hicks is the Senior Consulting Scholar and William Maul Measey Chair for the History of Medicine (former Director, Mütter Museum/Historical Medical Library), The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Dr. Hicks' career path has included criminal justice, the Navy, and he has worked with museum-based education and exhibits for over three decades, primarily as a consultant to historic sites and museums. He holds a doctorate in maritime history from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, and degrees in anthropology and archaeology from the University of Arizona.



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