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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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Workshop: Discussion of Philip Steinberg's 'Of Other Seas: Metaphors and Materialities in Maritime Regions'

22nd February 2017, 10:00, Learning Centre, Palace Green Library , Dr Laurence Publicover, (University of Bristol)

Laurence Publicover will lead a discussion of Philip Steinberg's 'Of Other Seas: Metaphors and Materialities in Maritime Regions', Atlantic Studies, 10 (2013), 156-69. This provocative piece is closely engaged with the fields of oceanic studies and the blue humanities, and should make for a fascinating discussion for those with interests in environmental humanities research.

Before the seminar, participants should read the article which is downloadable from and should come along prepared to discuss (for 2-3 minutes, and informally) something from their own research that involves the maritime world in some way. This could be (but does not necessarily have to be) something that bears a relation to the Steinberg article: the idea is that these mini-presentations, and a discussion of Steinberg's piece, will open out into a broader conversation about the place of the sea in the humanities (and, more specifically, scholarship on the medieval and early modern periods).

This event is open to all Durham colleagues or postgraduates, please click here to register.

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