2023 Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium
Saturday, October 14, 2023 (Bath, Maine)
MAKING WAVES: Innovative Maritime Scholarship in a Post-Pandemic World
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Scholars in Maine and around the world navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and its enduring impact to conduct maritime research with creativity and innovation. The 2023 Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium seeks to foster an exchange of recent maritime research, recognize advancements in sharing inclusive maritime stories, and showcase new and developing access and public engagement practices with maritime collections.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, maritime scholarship with Black, Indigenous, and people of color experiences, gender and women’s studies related to historic and current maritime and shipping industries, local and global impact of Maine’s maritime culture and heritage, and digital scholarship designed to increase public use with maritime collections. The symposium is interdisciplinary and both emerging and established presenters from history, public history, art history, digital history, nautical archaeology, ecology and the sciences, maritime law, and affiliated fields are highly encouraged to apply.
Proposals should include a one page CV/resume and an abstract of no more than 500 words. Please include this as one document or PDF file when submitting. Both paper and panel proposals are encouraged. Material should include information on all participants. Email proposals to Samantha Sauer, Director of Curatorial Affairs, at email@example.com by midnight, June 12, 2023 with the subject “2023 Symposium Proposal.” The program committee anticipates notification of status and sharing a draft program by July 7.
A limited number of travel awards of $500 are available for graduate students, emerging scholars, and the precariously employed. Please note in your proposal if you would like to be considered for funding. Further information about the 2023 symposium will be available online in early summer 2023. Specific inquiries may be directed to Samantha Sauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.