Maine Maritime Museum Symposium CFP

46th ALBERT REED & THELMA WALKER MARITIME SYMPOSIUM
“CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS”
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 (BATH, MAINE)

CALL FOR PAPERS

The maritime environment undergoes sea changes. Storms come and go; harbors, fisheries, and industries boom and bust; and flora, fauna, and culture shift from port to port. Mariners and those who depend on the sea discover, cause, and react to these economic, cultural, and ecological changes.

Maine Maritime Museum is pleased to announce its symposium “Changing Environments” on April 6, 2019. The symposium is interdisciplinary and seeks presenters from industry, science, and the humanities—including history, art history, nautical archaeology, climate science, ecology, maritime law, and other fields. We encourage presenters to approach the theme of “changing environments” in broad and creative ways. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, weather in marine painting, conservation efforts in collapsing fisheries, logbooks as historical climate data, changes in shipyard labor laws, or the impact of climate change on maritime heritage sites.

Abstracts
Abstracts should be 300 words or less and will be reviewed by the Program Committee. After submission, abstracts will be anonymized prior to review. Decisions will be made by November 16, 2018.

Graduate Travel Stipend
Travel stipends of $250 are available to a limited number of graduate student presenters and are awarded on merit based on submitted abstracts.

Research Opportunities
Presenters will have access to the Nathan R. Lipfert Research Library, a collection of over 14,000 volumes on maritime history, 53,000 periodicals, 140,000 historical photographs, over 2,000 linear feet of manuscripts, and 42,000 ship plans. Check website for hours.

Please send abstracts to abstracts@maritimeme.org by November 2, 2018

Maine Maritime Museum celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and culture, especially shipbuilding, in order to educate the community and visitors from around the world about the important role of Maine in regional and global maritime activities. The Museum accomplishes its stewardship thorough discriminate collection and preservation of historic materials, engaging educational programs, relevant and compelling exhibitions, diverse publication, and a unique historic shipyard, all connecting the past to contemporary and future issues of importance.