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University of East Anglia
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Early Modern, Travel Writing, Piracy, Colonial History, Hakluyt, Travel Drama.
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Professor Jowitt’s research is driven by a love of travel and the sea, and an interest in how people move between cultures and ideas across time. She has published widely on early modern travel writing and maritime culture, plays about cultural encounter, and the intersections between discourses of gender, race, colonial and/or imperial identities, and power.

She is co-Director of the Hakluyt Edition Project ( and is a General Editor of the first critical edition of Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations (1598–1600) for Oxford University Press. Funded by the AHRC, she recently co-organised the Haklyut@400 series of commemorative events in the autumn of 2016 for the Hakluyt Society. With John McAleer she edits the book series ‘Maritime Humanities, 1400-1800: Cultures of the Sea’ for Amsterdam University Press.

Recent Publications

Jowitt, C. (2017) The Hero and the Sea: Sea Captains and their Discontents, in Revue de la Société d’études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles 74.
Paranque, E. (ed.), Probasco, N. (ed.), Jowitt, C. (ed.) (2017) Colonization, Piracy, and Trade in Early Modern Europe: The Roles of Powerful Women and Queens. Palgrave Macmillan.
Carey, D., Jowitt, C. (2017) Edition management and protocols, in A Handbook of Editing Early Modern Texts. Routledge pp. 53-59. Jowitt, C. (ed.), Carey, D. (ed.) (2012) Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe. Ashgate Publishing.                Jowitt, C. (2010) The Culture of Piracy 1580-1630: English Literature and Seaborne Crime. Ashgate Publishing.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, England, North America, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Politics, Race