Biennial Whaling History Symposium: Gaps in Analysis and New Perspectives
April 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Biennial Whaling History Symposium returns on April 27-28, 2019 with a focus on gaps in analysis and new perspectives on whaling, world cultures, and contemporary issues. Scholars and experts representing a variety of disciplines will present on a wide range of topics. The Whaling History Symposium follows in the tradition of other broad-based examinations of whaling history, which have included voyage events, technology, genealogy, race and gender, social history, ecosystems, and the arts. Presentations will cross disciplines, presenting broad-ranging, but highly focused scholarly insights and important, but often overlooked, historical perspectives. 8:30 am – 7pm on Saturday; 8:30 am – noon on Sunday. Details, schedule and registration are at www.whalingmuseum.org. The NBWM is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA.