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Margaret E. Schotte

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Department of History

Associate Professor

Office: Vari Hall, 2138
Phone: 4167362100 Ext: 30418
Email: mschotte@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.margaretschotte.com
Secondary website: http://yorku.academia.edu/MargaretSchotte

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I am an associate professor of Early Modern History in York's Department of History. My research and teaching interests include the Renaissance and Reformation, History of the Book and Reading, and the History of Science and Technology.

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My recent book, Sailing Schools: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800 (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019), is a comparative study of nautical knowledge. How did early modern sailors develop mathematical and technical expertise in the age of exploration and the print revolution? By analyzing rare manuscripts produced by sailors themselves, this study explores the many different ways by which mariners mastered scientific concepts--on shore, in the classroom, and on board ship--and how these practices in turn shaped their societies. Find out more at www.SailingSchoolBook.com.

Degrees

PhD, MA, Princeton University
MA, University of Toronto
BA, Harvard University

Research Interests

History , Science and Technology, Early Modern Science, Book History, Maritime History
Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Review of Smith, Helen and Louise Wilson, eds. Renaissance Paratexts (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011) Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Reforme 38.2 (Spring 2015): 240-242.

2015

Monographs

Publication
Year

Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800 (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019)

2019

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Expert Records: Nautical Logbooks from Columbus to Cook,” Information & Culture: A Journal of History 48 no. 3 (2013), 281-322.

2013

“Regimented Lessons: The Evolution of the Nautical Logbook in France,” Annuaire de Droit Maritime et Océanique (June 2013), 91-115.

2013

“‘Books for the Use of the Learned and Studious’: William London’s Catalogue of Most Vendible Books,” Book History, vol. 11 (2008), 33-57.

2008

Other

Publication
Year

Ph.D. Dissertation: “A Calculated Course: Creating Transoceanic Navigators, 1580-1800” Princeton University, 2014.

2014


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HIST4230 6.0 A A History of Reading SEMR
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HIST2220 6.0 A Medieval and Early Modern Europe LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HIST2220 6.0 A Medieval and Early Modern Europe LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HIST4230 6.0 A A History of Reading SEMR


I am an associate professor of Early Modern History in York's Department of History. My research and teaching interests include the Renaissance and Reformation, History of the Book and Reading, and the History of Science and Technology.

My recent book, Sailing Schools: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800 (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019), is a comparative study of nautical knowledge. How did early modern sailors develop mathematical and technical expertise in the age of exploration and the print revolution? By analyzing rare manuscripts produced by sailors themselves, this study explores the many different ways by which mariners mastered scientific concepts--on shore, in the classroom, and on board ship--and how these practices in turn shaped their societies. Find out more at www.SailingSchoolBook.com.

Degrees

PhD, MA, Princeton University
MA, University of Toronto
BA, Harvard University

Research Interests

History , Science and Technology, Early Modern Science, Book History, Maritime History

All Publications


Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Review of Smith, Helen and Louise Wilson, eds. Renaissance Paratexts (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011) Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Reforme 38.2 (Spring 2015): 240-242.

2015

Monographs

Publication
Year

Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800 (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019)

2019

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Expert Records: Nautical Logbooks from Columbus to Cook,” Information & Culture: A Journal of History 48 no. 3 (2013), 281-322.

2013

“Regimented Lessons: The Evolution of the Nautical Logbook in France,” Annuaire de Droit Maritime et Océanique (June 2013), 91-115.

2013

“‘Books for the Use of the Learned and Studious’: William London’s Catalogue of Most Vendible Books,” Book History, vol. 11 (2008), 33-57.

2008

Other

Publication
Year

Ph.D. Dissertation: “A Calculated Course: Creating Transoceanic Navigators, 1580-1800” Princeton University, 2014.

2014


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HIST4230 6.0 A A History of Reading SEMR
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HIST2220 6.0 A Medieval and Early Modern Europe LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HIST2220 6.0 A Medieval and Early Modern Europe LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HIST4230 6.0 A A History of Reading SEMR