Mystic Seaport's 36th Annual Symposium "Music of the Sea"

Country: USA

City: Mystic

Abstr. due: 15.02.2015

Dates: 12.06.15 — 13.06.15

Area Of Sciences: Geography; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: University of Connecticut at Avery Point


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 will take place June 12-13, 2015 during the Museum’s annual Sea Music Festival, an event that celebrates the lives and work of sailors through musical performance.

Previous 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.

Proposals should be 1-2 pages and should include a thesis, an explanation, and a list of sources. Audio or visually illustrated presentations welcome. Graduate students are encouraged to submit a proposal.

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