Greenwich Maritime Centre and Coastal and Marine Research Group Seminar Series
Wednesday 21st February 2018
6pm – 8.30pm
“From Stem to Stern: Celebrating the ‘Wonder’ of Maritime History”
Dr Cathryn Pearce
In her online magazine Brain Pickings, Maria Popova observed that some people were so concerned with labelling themselves and each other, that they had lost a sense of their whole self, as well as of the many layers making up their identity. They had, she said, quoting Walt Whitman, lost the sense of ‘”wonder that comes from discovering each other’s multitudes afresh’.” This perception has some resonance. Maritime history, too, has seen such fractured identities, driven from both inside and outside of the discipline. In tonight’s session, Cathryn Pearce will consider the ways we can rediscover and celebrate ‘each other’s multitudes afresh’—academics, public historians, independent scholars and enthusiasts alike, and explore the means to join forces to face the economic and environmental rough seas ahead.
Venue: University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, 30 Park Row, London SE10 9LS
Lecture Theatre QA180.
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