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Music of the Sea Symposium Deadline EXTENDED to March 22

Thursday, March 16, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marysol Quevedo
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Mystic Seaport’s 38th Annual Symposium
Sponsored by Williams College
the Williams-Mystic Program
the University of Connecticut
at Avery Point, and Mystic Seaport
June 9 & 10, 2017

We are seeking proposals for papers in History, Literature, Folklore, Ethnomusicology, Music, or
other appropriate disciplines that address any aspect of music or verse of the sea or inland waters
from the Age of Sail through the present day. The two-day symposium is part of a three-day event
whose focus celebrates the lives and work of sailors through musical performance.

The symposium will take place in the Greenmanville Church on the grounds of Mystic Seaport, in
Mystic, CT.

Topics of interest have included: shipboard work songs, songs of maritime or other occupational trades, songs of rivers and lakes, seafaring cultures and cultural change, ethnicity and ethnic influences, cultural exchanges, ballad and broadside traditions, technology, regional interests, the use of sea music in literature, and popular culture.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE is March 15, 2017. Audiovisually illustrated presentations welcome. Graduate students are encouraged to submit a proposal. Proposals should be 1-2 pages and should include a thesis, an explanation, and a list of sources.

PLEASE SUBMIT PROPOSALS and a brief curriculum vita or resume to Erik Ingmundson,
Director of Interpretation, via e-mail <erik.ingmundson@mysticseaport.org> or via standard mail:

Erik Ingumundson—Attn: Symposium
Interpretation Dept.—Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355-0990

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