Prof Bruce Lenman

Emeritus Professor

Researcher profile



Research areas

1. The overseas Expansion of Europe from c. 1400 to c. 1830, with particular reference to a)European chartered trading companies and Asia, and b)Brtish Colonial wars in Asia and America.

2. Scotland in the Age of the Enlightenment with particular reference to Scottish settlement in and contacts with the Chesapeake and Caribbean.

3. Main current research program is on the connections between amphibious operations and pilotage, navigation and the evolution of maritime cartography,with particular reference to underwater and coastal hazards,especially coral reef systems, in the Caribbean to c.1800. The scope includes the Lesser Antilles, but there is some emphasis on the Spanish-speaking Greater Antilles, especially Cuba.

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