2017 Music of the Sea Symposium DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Call for Papers
March 22, 2017
Connecticut, United States
Subject Fields: 
Graduate Studies, Maritime History / Studies, Music and Music History

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT June 9 & 10, 2017.

Mystic Seaport's 38th Annual “Music of the Sea” Symposium

Williams College, the Williams-Mystic Program, the University of Connecticut at Avery Point, and Mystic Seaport are seeking paper proposals in History, Folklore, Literature, Ethnomusicology, or other disciplines addressing aspects of music or verse of the sea or inland waters from the Age of Sail through today. The two-day symposium is part of a three-day event celebrating seafaring life through musical performance. The Symposium will take place in the Greenmanville Church on the grounds Mystic Seaport. Topics have included shipboard work songs, songs of maritime or other occupational trades, seafaring cultures, ethnic influences, cultural exchanges, ballad and broadside traditions, technology, regional interests, and popular culture.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 22, 2017. Graduate students encouraged to apply.

Contact Info: 


Erik Ingmundson,

Attn: Symposium, Interpretation Dept., Mystic Seaport

75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355-0990