Wednesday, 14 November 2012

There She Blows! - ad for Whaling Trade Symposium


‘THERE SHE BLOWS!’ – ASPECTS OF THE LONDON WHALING TRADE
DOCKLANDS HISTORY GROUP ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
THE MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS
SATURDAY 23rd MARCH 2013
Programme

9.45 Museum of London Docklands’ doors open - registration, tea and coffee
          
10.20 Chris Ellmers – Welcome and Opening Remarks
10.25 Dr. Janet West (Scott Polar Research Institute) – Introduction  
10.40 First Session - Chairman, Charles Payton
10.40 Paper 1: Alex Werner (Museum of London) – Revealing London’s Hidden Whaling History: An Appreciation of A. G. E. Jones, Whaling Historian
11.10 Paper 2: Hazel Forsyth (Museum of London) – The ‘Business of Striking the Whale’ The Muscovy Company and Early Whaling
11.40 Paper 3: Chris Ellmers (Maritime Historian) – ‘A Place of Blubber and Oil’: The Greenland Dock and the Whaling Trades
PM    
12.10 Dr. Stuart Frank, Charles Payton and Chris Ellmers – A London Whaling Miscellany

12.45 – 2.00 Lunch – This is not provided by the organisers. Local cafe details provided       

2.00 Second Session - Chairman, Chris Ellmers
2:00 Paper 4: Beatrice Behlen (Museum of London)  ‘In Whalebone Bondage Gall the Slender            Waist’: Fashionable Uses of Baleen
2.30 Paper 5: Dr. Stuart Frank (New Bedford Whaling Museum) – ‘Curiously Carved’: Scrimshaw and the South Sea Whale Fishery
3.30-4.00 Coffee/tea
4.00 Third Session – Chairman, Chris Ellmers
4.00 Paper 6: Charles Payton (Whaling Historian) – The Worlds of the Enderby Family
4.30 Paper 7: Jean-Thierry Du Pasquier (Whaling Historian) – The Enderbys and the Dobrée           Whaling Venture
4.50 Paper 8: Dr. Richard Sabin (Natural History Museum) – The Bay Wharf Whale and Early Thames Strandings
5.20 Edward Sargent, Chairman of the Docklands History Group - Concluding Remarks
5.30 Closure

Booking will be via the Docklands History Group website: www.docklandshistorygroup.org.uk. Bookings will open in early December.

LONDON WHALING TRADE SYMPOSIUM - EVENING DINNER

A Whaling Garland
With Music and Words Performed and Presented by Dr. Stuart Frank, Charles Payton and Chris Ellmers
This event is planned to take place in the Museum restaurant, Rum & Sugar, subject to fifty delegate and other bookings being made by mid-February 2013

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