- Audio: German Romanticism
- Audio: Unrecorded History
- Audio: Britons on Hajj
- Audio: Hajj: curator’s intro
- Audio: Hajj and the future
- Audio: Hajj among pilgrimages
- Audio - Hajj: a journey
- Audio: Cracking the Egyptian
- Audio: Liu Dan in conversation
- Audio: 31 BC
- Audio: Mina's Banner
- Audio: Jamaica: Hans Sloane's
- Audio: Horses
- Audio: The horse
- Audio: An American Eden
- Audio: Goya
- Audio: Shakespeare: curators’
- Audio: Shakespeare performance
Jamaica: Hans Sloane's window on the world
To mark the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, Jonathan King, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, explores Sir Hans Sloane’s cultural and scientific account of Jamaica, published in 1707–1725.
The formative experience of Sloane’s visit of the 1680s led to his wide-ranging collection and investigation of the non-European world.
This event took place on 6 July 2012.
Image: Jamaican cacao, growing near the site of Sloane's plantation, on the Rio Cobre February 2012 © JCH King
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