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Maritime Histories, Ecologies, and Culture: a Talk and Discussion on Maritime Studies


"Maritime Histories, Ecologies, and Culture"

A Lecture by Dr. Glenn Gordinier

Dr. Gordinier will offer a broad introduction of Maritime Studies, an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that brings together perspectives from the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.  He will discuss the benefits of integrating maritime studies into undergraduate and graduate education, and his talk will offer strategies for beginning to think through the maritime.  The talk and discussion will be useful for faculty and students whose research or teaching touches on the maritime world, saltwater or freshwater.

Thursday, April 3

2:30 p.m.

Institute for the Humanities

Thayer 1022

Glenn Gordinier has pioneered Maritime Studies education at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Dr. Gordinier is on faculty at the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program, a study-away program hosted by Williams College and Mystic Seaport.  He also co-directs the Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies, an interdisciplinary summer institute for graduate students and faculty.  Dr. Gordinier is a scholar whose work bridges scholarly production and creative performance. Dr. Gordinier earned his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and is the Robert G. Albion Historian at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut. He also is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, where he teaches history. Dr. Gordinier has served as a Smithsonian Institution Lecturer and a Visiting Instructor for Trinity College and Connecticut College. His publications include Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Power in Maritime America, 2008; Race, Ethnicity and Power in Maritime America, 2005; and Fishing out of Stonington, 2004. He is well known for his performance of Josiah Gardner, a 19th century master mariner under sail. Acclaimed by The New York Times, his historical portrayal has been seen across the U.S. and abroad.

With questions about Dr. Gordinier's visit, please contact Anita Gonzalez, Professor of Theatre and Drama (amajo@umich); Patrick Tonks, Associate Director of the Institute for the Humanities (tonks@umich); or Jamie L. Jones, Lecturer in English and the Sweetland Center for Writing (jaljones@umich.edu).



Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), Arts@Michigan, and the Scholar-in-Residence Program.

Start Time: 4/3/2014  2:30 PM
Location: Institute for the Humanities: Thayer 1022
Contact: jaljones@umich.edu
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