A Barque, a Brig and a Schooner...Shape History

Brooke Grasberger on the Oceanic Faith of Sailors

September 27, 2021 Nicolas Hardisty Season 1 Episode 4
A Barque, a Brig and a Schooner...Shape History
Brooke Grasberger on the Oceanic Faith of Sailors
Show Notes

In this episode Nic interviews Brooke Grasberger about the spiritual lives of sailors (including religion, luck, and superstition) as Brooke seeks to answer the question “What does the sea do to people, and what do people see in it?” From departing on a Friday to whistling up a storm we cover a lot of ground in this episode.

Brooke Grasberger is a PhD candidate in history at Brown University, where she is currently at work on her dissertation on the oceanic faith of sailors throughout the nineteenth century. Besides this current project, which takes up much of her time, she is also interested in writing fiction and creating art both relating to her academic work and distant from it, and is an avid player of tabletop games.