A Tale of Two Ships: Developing a Collection Research and Interpretation Plan

Author(s): Angela Thorpe; Sarah Watkins-Kenney

Year: 2020


This is an abstract from the session entitled "Telling a Tale of One Ship with Two Names: Queen Anne’s Revenge and La Concorde" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

In September 2018, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a grant to NC’s African American Heritage Commission (AAHC) for “A Tale of Two Ships: Developing a Research & Interpretation Plan for Revealing Hidden Histories of One ship with Two Identities”. The ship being NC State Shipwreck 31CR314 –the pirate vessel Queen Anne’s Revenge that was also a French slave-trading vessel La Concorde. This grant is executed in partnership with NC’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ QAR Lab. The project’s goal is to collaboratively develop strategies for collections research and interpretation to focus on revealing and retelling the hidden histories of La Concorde. From perspective of being one of the grant’s Co-Principal Investigators this talk describes work for this project, including participating in an AAHC and NCR organized workshop with those very familiar with this Tale and those hearing about it for the first time.

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A Tale of Two Ships: Developing a Collection Research and Interpretation Plan. Angela Thorpe, Sarah Watkins-Kenney. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457552)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 589