Office After Hours: The History of Piracy

Starts:
6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Location:
Park Restaurant & Bar 59 JFK Street, Cambridge
URL:
https://secure-alumni.bu.edu/olc/pub/BUAR/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=184340
Contact Name:
Sarah Speltz
Join us for a special Winterfest edition of Office After Hours at Park Restaurant & Bar in Harvard Square. Clifford Backman, Associate Professor of History at BU, will present a talk on an industry as old as capitalism itself: piracy. From its “golden age” in the 17th and 18th centuries, to the $16 billion business it is today, Professor Backman will explore the history of maritime thievery and touch on why pop culture delights in the adventures of these seafaring swindlers.