[MARMAM] Whaling and Sealing Publications Disseminated at History Conference

Klaus Barthelmess barthval at t-online.de
Thu Oct 26 02:42:44 PDT 2006

Dear MARMAMers,

I am offering to have your PR, advertising, and scholarly information
disseminated at my Whaling History Conference in Cologne, Germany, on 10 -
12 November 2006. 

The updated program is found below.

Currently, ie about two weeks prior to the Conference, there are 60
registrations from 13 countries, including the Philippines, Hawaii, and both
American continents, besides many European countries.

So 80 to 100 copies would certainly do.

Please note that this is a conference on the humanities, not on the science
of whales and seals!

So I will be happy to disseminate advertising, promotional & educational
material, leaflets, brochures, offprints, badges, posters (folded to A4
format max), etc., from maritime museums, maritime publishers, scholarly
institutions and researchers, all preferably with a distinct focus on marine
mammal-related exploitation, culture and human societies. Material from
whale-watching enterprizes is eligible for dissemination too.

Please do not send anything on cetacean or pinniped science, biology,
behaviour, ecology, genetics, etc., if it does not predominantly pertain to
the HISTORY of whale- and seal-related science. Whaler-bashing of any kind
(such as press releases and other publications from anti-whaling
organisations, individuals, institutions, or government bodies pursuing such
a policy) are not eligible for dissemination.

Needless to say, there's no chance of having us print out and distribute
your PDF's, nor will attachments or links be forwarded to registered
participants by email.

Any PRINTED material you wish to be included in the conference packs must
quickly be shipped to the following address, to arrive in Cologne, Germany,
prior to 9 November:

Dieter Kuesgen
Whaling Conference Office
Im Riephagen 10
51069 Cologne

The following Custom Contents Declaration is mandatory for items shipped
from outside the EU:

Please note that conference organizers and assistants cannot bother with
clearing shipments declared otherwise through customs.

Please note that you are advised to announce your mailings - clearly
indicating the declared sender with full mailing address - to:
Kkuesgen at t-online.de
Barthval at t-online.de
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Mailings not announced that way will be returned to sender.

Thanks for your interest.

Kindest regards

Klaus Barthelmess
Whaling Research Project
Cologne, Germany

Barthval at t-online.de
(Edit if you are not a spammer)

Cologne, Germany
10 – 12 November 2006
The triennial Cologne Whaling Meetings are one of only two regular
international conferences on the cultural history of human-cetacean
relations, worldwide, from prehistoric times to the present day.
Two weeks prior to the Seventh Conference, there are about sixty
registrations from 13 countries.
Friday evening starts with the traditional „greasy gossip“, a casual warm-up
reunion in a Cologne pub, where you can meet old friends and make new ones
from all over the whaling world.
Saturday will feature an all-day conference programme of eight
presentations, with coffee and lunch breaks in between. There will be a
Saturday night dinner (at participants’ own expense), followed by a concert
of whaling-related music.
Sunday morning will be devoted to four more presentations. The conference
will close around 1:30 PM.
As usual, participants can expect to see a specially arranged exhibition.
Current plans aim at compiling a pioneering, ambitious exhibition on „Baleen
in Art and Artifacts from Seven Centuries“.
The participation fee will be 75 Euros, and will cover break snacks and
beverages, as well as the conference pack including a souvenir. The dinner
on Saturday is at participants’ own expense.

Requests for an invitation to participate may still be directed to the
organizer (Barthelmess), outlining your specific interest in whaling.

Friday, 10 November 2006
18:00 Casual warm-up reunion of conference participants for „greasy gossip
“ at Cologne pub, location to be announced to registered participants
Saturday, 11 November 2006
Conference venue to be announced to registered participants
09:00 admission & registration
09:30 Klaus Barthelmess, Cologne: opening remarks
09:40 Vicki E. Szabo, PhD, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee:
The archaeology of medieval whale use: new approaches
10:25 Dr. Uwe Schnall, formerly German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven:
Whale food, Vinland, Anno 1002: The literary tradition of the first
whale recorded to have been eaten in the New World
11:10 coffee break
11: 25 Ingvar Svanberg, University of Uppsala, Sweden:
Troll whales in Scandinavian folklore and mythology
12:15 Jorge Guzman-Gutierrez, PhD, visiting scholar, Scott Polar Research
Institute, Cambridge, & ambassadorial secretary, Embassy of Chile in Oslo:
Whales and whalers of the Southern Seas: Testimonies from cartography and
travel accounts of the 16th and 17th centuries
12:55 lunch break
14:00 Karin Gille-Linne, historian, & Sandra Juwig, architect,
Hannoversch Münden, Germany:
How did the narwhal get to Hannoversch Münden? Carvings in 17th-century
half-timbering in the South of Lower Saxony, Germany
14:45 Nicholas Redman, Worldwide Whale Bone Inventory Project,
Teddington, England:
The whale bone inventory project – progress report
15:30 coffee break

15:45 Thierry du Pasquier, whaling historian, Paris:
The changing uses of baleen in people’s daily lives
16:30 Tony Dumitru, Nantucket Historical Association:
Whaling and the spermaceti candle industry on Nantucket
17:15 adjourn
19:30 dinner buffet at Restaurant, location to be announced to registered
21:00 approx. Stuart M. Frank, PhD, director emeritus, Kendall Institute of
the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts:
Concert: „Shakespeare and the Gingham Gown, or, a sailor’s night on the
Sunday, 12 November 2006
location at previous day’s conference venue
09:30 conference venue opens
09:55 Klaus Barthelmess, Cologne: hangover remarks
10:00 Joost Schokkenbroek, Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum, Amsterdam:
Too hot to handle?  Dutch whaling and seal hunting in the Arctic during the
nineteenth century
10:45 Susan Lebo, PhD, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii:
Nineteenth-century whaling trade with Pacific indigenous communities

11:30 coffee break
11:45 Jan-Erik Ringstad, Christensen’s Whaling Museum, Sandefjord, Norway:
Whaling on my mind: Did whaling affect the mentality of the people in
12:30 Klaus Barthelmess, Cologne:
An international campaign against whaling and sealing prior to World War One
[supernumerary, in case a presenter drops out at short notice:
Stuart Frank, PhD, director emeritus, Kendall Institute of the New
Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts: topic t.b.a.]
13:15 Klaus Barthelmess: Closing remarks, adjourn till November 2009

Klaus Barthelmess
Whaling Research Project
Cologne, Germany

Barthval at t-online.de
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