47th Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium — Bath, Maine
200 Years of Maine Pioneers
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020 (BATH, MAINE)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Maine’s pioneering spirit is celebrated in its motto—dirigo, “I lead.” Ultimately leadership is the story of individuals—captains, crew, craftsmen, entrepreneurs, rescuers, and even scoundrels. These individuals have shaped every aspect of maritime life, including shipbuilding, shipping, fishing, recreation, lifesaving, conservation, marine art, and island communities, among others.
Maine Maritime Museum is pleased to announce its symposium “Leadership” on April 4, 2020. The symposium is interdisciplinary and seeks presenters from history, art history, nautical archaeology, ecology, maritime law, and other fields. We encourage presenters to approach the theme of “leadership” in broad and creative ways. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the role of captains in successful (or unsuccessful) voyages, how designers and entrepreneurs redefined shipbuilding, how influential artists shaped popular images of the sea, and how pioneers of conservation effected change.
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 22, 2019.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2019