X marks the spot! In this forum, we'll explore life along the Spanish Main and the exploits and adventures of the early English, French, and Dutch privateers that preyed upon the Spanish treasure fleets that traversed the Caribbean. We'll also delve into the colourful lives of the real buccaneers and pirates that hounded, plagued, and terrorized shipping in the region throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.
Public lectures and events
Conquest and Plunder: The Real Pirates of the Caribbean
* Space is limited, so arrive early. We’ll hold your seat until 15 minutes before the event begins.
Robyn Woodward, PhD, is an adjunct professor of archaelogy at SFU. She is also a trustee and governor of the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the vice-president of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.
Lecturing on enrichment cruises in Europe and the Caribbean since 1996 has fueled Robyn Woodward’s passion for adventure, art, and archaeology. Her degrees include a BA in the history of art from Queen’s University; a BSc in art conservation from University College, Cardiff; an MA in anthropology (nautical archaeology) from Texas A & M; and, finally, her PhD in archaeology from SFU in 2007.
In between degrees, she has worked as an underwater archaeologist at the pirate city of Port Royal, Jamaica, and on other archaeological projects in Jamaica and Turkey.