Mutiny on the Bounty (9)
Learn about the Mutiny on the Bounty, a mutiny aboard a British Royal Navy ship in 1789 which has inspired several books, films, and songs. Sites feature historical background, mutiny details, essays, photographs, film interpretations, and museum collections relating to the mutiny on H.M.S. Bounty II. Also find sites for the fabled ship and William Bligh, the man who led the mutiny.
NOVA: Lost at Sea - The Search for Longitude
Companion to the PBS special about the quest for a method of determining a seafaring ship's longitude. Learn why ocean navigation depends on knowing what time it is.
Eighteenth Century Studies
This collection archives works of the eighteenth century from the perspectives of literary and cultural studies.
Vision of Human Progress
Lecture concerning the life and thought of Vico, Gibbon and Condorcet and their relation to the European idea of progress. Part of The History Guide.
Eighteenth Century England
Contains multimedia research projects on various aspects of 18th century cultural history. Created by literature students at the University of Michigan.
John Harrison and the Longitude Problem
The story behind the manufacture of John Harrison's marine timekeepers, which allowed early sailors to establish their longitude. Presented by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
Electronic archive of works of the eighteenth century from the perspectives of literary and cultural studies. Novels, plays, memoirs, treatises and poems of the period.
International, interdisciplinary forum for discussing all aspects of 18th-century studies.