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Mystic Seaport's 34th Annual Sea Music Symposium
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6/7/2013 to 6/8/2013
When: 6/7/2013
Where: New London Coast Guard Academy/Mystic Seaport
New London/Mystic, Connecticut 
United States

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Mystic Seaport's 34th Annual Symposium: "Music of the Sea"

Sponsored by Mystic Seaport Museum, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and the University of Connecticut at Avery Point

June 7 & 8, 2013

We are seeking proposals for papers in History, Literature, Folklore, Ethnomusicology, or other appropriate disciplines that address any aspect of music or verse of the sea or inland waters from the Age of Sail through the present day. The two-day symposium is part of a three-day event whose focus celebrates the lives and work of sailors through musical performance.

The Friday, June 7, session will be held at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, and the Saturday session, June 8, at Mystic Seaport, in Mystic, CT.

Topics of interest have included: shipboard work songs, songs of maritime or other occupational trades, songs of rivers and lakes, seafaring cultures and cultural change, ethnicity and ethnic influences, cultural exchanges, ballad and broadside traditions, technology, regional interests, the use of sea music in literature, and popular culture.

Submission deadline is February 15, 2013
. Audiovisually illustrated presentations welcome. Graduate students are encouraged to submit a proposal. Proposals should be 1-2 pages and should include a thesis, an explanation, and a list of sources.

Please submit proposals
and a brief curriculum vita or resume to Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier via e-mail at or via standard mail at:

Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier—Attn: Symposium
Munson Institute—Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355-0990

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