Whaling Logbooks or “The art of whaling”

Today, I would like to shed light on the “Public domain review” (PDR) Journal. It is a non-profit public Journal that also keeps a blog about a vriety of topics. On their homepage, they introduce themselves with the following words: “Founded in 2011, The Public Domain Review is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas.”1

The reason how I came across the journal is an obvious one! Some years ago, it was during the pandemic times, when people were actually used to conduct social distance, I was drawing and fighting with analyzing whaling logbooks. As you might remember in this former blog post almost exactly one year ago, I was digging into several logbooks and eventually found a very helpful way how to analyze and to extract the rich details of a logbook with an excell sheet.2

During my research, I have found another wonderful blog article of Jessica Boyall3 and I immediately bookmarked it in my online bookmarked treasures, which contain numerous articles and pages that are somehow more or less related to whaling history. I hope you will enjoy reading the article as much as I did. You can find the article here.3



Cite this blog post
Haureh Hussein (2023, February 27). Whaling Logbooks or “The art of whaling” Transoceanic Voyages. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/uu4r

  1. About, in: The Public Domain Review, https://publicdomainreview.org/about, [Last Access: 27.02.2023]. []
  2. Hussein, Haureh (2022): Logbook analysis: “William Hamilton” (1834-1837), in: transoceanic Voyages, https://transoceanic.hypotheses.org/445, [Last Access: 27.02.2023]. []
  3. Boyall, Jessica (2021): The Art of whaling, Illustrations from the logbooks of Nantucket whaling, in: PDR, https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/the-art-of-whaling, [Last Access: 27.02.2023]. [] []

Author: Haureh Hussein

Haureh Hussein is Doctoral Researcher and Research Assistant in the DFG research project ‘Family Business: Creating a “Maritime Contact Zone” in the Colonial Anglo-World, 1790–1840’ at the Trier University. He studied history and political science at Trier and at the Catholic University Leuven in Belgium. He can be contacted via his blog: www.transoceanic.hypotheses.org/

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