Talks

Maritime Lunchtime Public Lectures,  2013

At the Merseyside Maritime Museum 4th Floor Lecture Theatre

Wednesdays 1-2pm, 17 April – 22 May

17 April: Dr Chris Routledge, University of Liverpool.

From Liverpool’s Greenland Street to Greenland’s Liverpool Coast: William Scoresby, Whaling, and Exploration.

24 April: Gavin Hunter, Leverhulme Historian.

From Whaling to MacFisheries: Leverhulme, Soap & the Outer Hebrides.

1 May: Professor David Murray, University of Nottingham.

Herman Melville and the view from below.

4th May: Dr. Janet West, Scott Polar research Institute.

Scrimshaw in the Age of Moby-Dick (3pm-4pm Merseyside Maritime Museum)

6th May: Katie McGettigan, University of Keele.

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

The full programme of events and talks over the Moby Dick on the Mersey weekend (4th-6th May) can be found here.

15 May: Dr Bernard Stonehouse, Scott Polar Institute, University of Cambridge.

Liverpool’s Arctic Whalers: the story of an industry.

22 May: Professor Chris Frid, University of Liverpool.

Whales, fish & sponges: the scientific & social challenges of marine conservation.

5 June: Dr Joanna OstapkowiczNational Museums Liverpool.

‘To be closest to the Creator’: Nuu-chah-nulth and Inuit whaling imagery in the collections of the World Museum, Liverpool.

10% off in the Maritime Dining Rooms for guests attending the lectures.

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ORGANISED BY THE CENTRE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL AND NATIONAL MUSEUMS LIVERPOOL.

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