Biennial Whaling History Symposium: Gaps in Analysis, New Perspectives on Whaling, World Cultures, Contemporary Issues

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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. The symposium runs 8:30 am to 7:00 pm on April 27, and 8:30 am to 12 pm on April 28. Details, schedule and registration are at The NBWM is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA.