Margaret E. Schotte
Associate Professor of History, York University, Toronto

Margaret E. Schotte is an assistant professor of history at York University in Toronto. Her work brings together the history of early modern science and the history of the book. She is the author of Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800 (2019).

Written by Margaret E. Schotte

Warships in a Heavy Storm (c1695), by Ludolf Bakhuysen. Courtesy Rijksmusuem, Amsterdam

History of science
When pirates studied Euclid

How did the sailors of early modern Europe learn to traverse the world’s seas? By going to school and doing maths problems

Margaret Schotte