Oceanic Imaginaries

Ocean worlds make up more than 70% of our planet’s surface and tie together sprawling histories of empire, global capital, and migration. In an age of rising sea levels and heating ocean basins, the imperative to think with the maritime across disciplines, historical periods, and geographical regions is more urgent than ever. Oceanic Imaginaries serves as a creative commons for a wide range of specialist maritime projects currently underway at Stanford, led by faculty in Anthropology, Art History, English, History, TAPS, and the Doerr School for Sustainability.