Wednesday, January 16, 2008

CFP: Maritime History Symposium

Call For Papers

Maritime History Symposium

at Maine Maritime Museum

"Life in the Shipyard and Life at Sea"

April 11-13, 2008

Save the dates and spread the word, whether you have any inclination to
speak, yourself!

We invite suggestions or self-nominations for speakers at our Maritime
History Symposium, sponsored by the Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Fund, which
Maine Maritime Museum is running this year for the 36th time. The dates of
the program this year are April 11-13, 2008. This will be the first time we
have ever abandoned our usual first-weekend-of-May time slot, which we are
doing because of evidence that a May conference was cutting into people's
gardening and lawn mowing time.

This year's theme will concentrate on the social history side of the
maritime world, especially on aspects of the lives of people working on
vessels or in shipyards (or boatyards). Wages, health, food, education and
training, clothing, religion and morality, leisure activities, folk art,
punishment and family life are all possibilities. If you have similar ideas
and are not sure they would be appropriate, just ask. This year we are
pretty open, but we are looking for presentations on people, not ships.

The length of the individual talks will depend on how many speakers we end
up with. Usually, speakers have 45 minutes each. Any form of AV enhancement
is encouraged, but not required.

Nathan R. Lipfert, Senior Curator

Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street

Bath, Maine 04530

207-443-1316, ext 328, fax 207-443-1665


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