I leave Toronto today for Amsterdam. I will be giving a series of history talks on a Baltic cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Warnemunde, Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Copenhagen. While I am at sea, I will be offline and there will be no new blog posts or social media updates until after I return to Canada on September 5. I will be unable to respond to e-mails or approve blog comments during this time.
Interested in reading more about my experiences lecturing at sea? Click here to read my article on page 6 of the 2013-3 Queen’s Alumni Review “Down to the Sea with a History PhD” about my December, 2012 voyage across the Atlantic.
When I resume blogging in September, expect book reviews of The Crown and Canadian Federalism by D. Michael Jackson and Royal Babies: A History 1066-2013 by Amy Licence. I will also be writing a piece about royal godparents in time for Prince George of Cambridge’s Christening in the fall. Also, expect a series on the blog about royal ports of call with descriptions and photos of the royal palaces around the Baltic Sea.