The Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies at Mystic Seaport announces GENDER, RACE, ETHNICITY AND POWER IN MARITIME AMERICA, October 26-29, 2006, at the Mystic Seaport. This third national conference invites scholars, teachers, students, museum professionals and the general public to examine and discuss issues of gender, race, ethnicity and power in the American maritime past. In addition to addressing the historical record, this conference targets the strategies and challenges of discussing these issues in todayís college classrooms, secondary schools, and museums as well as in general public discourse. The conference features paper presentations and special events, including panel discussions, performances, and tours of select Mystic Seaport exhibitions as well as the re-creation schooner AMISTAD. This yearís keynote speaker is Professor Martha Hodes, New York University. Professor Hodes is author of "The Sea Captainís Wife: A True Story of Love, Race and War in the Nineteenth Century." Please visit the conference website at www.mysticseaport.org/GREPMA for program and registration details.
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