‘Sailors love this Liverpool’ Herman Melville and Liverpool in Fact and Fiction (Monday May 6th, 2pm-3pm Museum of Liverpool)

Katie McGettigan’s talk at the Museum of Liverpool on Monday May 6th (2pm-3pm) already promises fascinating insights into Melville’s time in Liverpool and the city’s influence on his work. But Katie has also been working with Dr. Diana Powell on a project to map landmarks from Melville’s visits onto the current map of Liverpool. Using Google Earth, and a map of the city published in 1808, the result is an interactive map that can be viewed in a web browser or even downloaded to a smartphone for use by anyone interested in visiting some of the locations themselves.

The map, and more details about the project can be seen here: Melville’s Liverpool.

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