We began putting the programme together for next Spring’s lecture series at the Merseyside Maritime Museum this morning. The six lectures, which are organised through Continuing Education at the University of Liverpool, will take place weekly on Wednesdays between mid-April and mid-May 2013 (final dates to be confirmed), to coincide with our Moby Dick on the Mersey marathon reading. Topics we are hoping to cover include Liverpool’s whaling fleet in the eighteenth century; William Scoresby, whaling, and Greenland’s ‘Liverpool Coast’; Melville and Liverpool; the mythology of whaling; and whales in the Irish Sea.
We’re building an exciting series of events on and around the weekend itself. Watch this space for more information as the programme comes together. Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our mailing list.