Faye Ringel asked me to pass this along:
Mystic Seaport's 33rd Annual Symposium
"MUSIC OF THE SEA"
Sponsored by Mystic Seaport Museum, the University of
Connecticut at Avery Point,
and The United States Coast Guard Academy
June 8 & 9, 2012
We are seeking proposals for papers in History, Literature,
Folklore, Ethnomusicology, 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
The Friday, June 8, session will be held on the maritime campus
of the University of Connecticut at
Avery Point in Groton, CT, and the Saturday session, June 9, at
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 1, 2012. 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 Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier
Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier—Attn: Symposium
Munson Institute—Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355-0990
Note, if you are interested the original Call for papers,
including a nice photo of one of Mystic's ships with sails set, is
in the Files area of the group's web site.