The Meaning of the Titanic Disaster.

The 1912 sinking of the luxury liner Titanic is one of the few historical events with near 100% name recognition. But what does it really mean in the scheme of things?

Above is a link/embed to my latest project: a long-form video, posted on my YouTube channel, entitled The Meaning of the Titanic. It’s a rumination on the historical and cultural resonance of an event that’s been constantly rehashed and scrutinized for the last 110 years in books, films, TV presentations and every other sort of media. And yet, for all the attention and interest in the minutiae of the disaster—down to the kind of rivets used in the hull—few people, let alone professional historians, ever ask the question: what does this event really mean?