Workshops & Seminars
ASLE is pleased to list workshops or seminars that may be of interest to our members. To post a listing for your event here, please send relevant information to the ASLE Managing Director, including registration deadlines and contact information.
Submission period December 1 - December 31, 2013. 38th Voyagers on the Charles W. Morgan. Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea seeks volunteers to participate in an exciting, unprecedented public-history project onboard the former whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Beginning Dec. 1, 2013, the Museum will accept project proposals by talented, self-motivated adults from a range of disciplines and backgrounds to document and share their experiences during the ship’s commemorative 38th Voyage in Summer 2014. During its first 37 voyages (1841-1921), this vessel ventured into all the world’s oceans in pursuit of whale oil and baleen, carrying multi-ethnic crews and coming into contact with many different cultures. Now a National Historic Landmark, the Morgan will sail to seven New England ports, engaging communities with their maritime heritage, raising awareness of the changing perceptions about whales, and furthering ongoing research into whales, whaling, and whaling peoples. During the day-long passages between ports, museum staff will examine every aspect of the voyage to better understand the past experiences of those who sailed this ship and others like her. While rooted in history the 38th Voyage is not a reenactment, but rather an opportunity to add to the ship’s story with contemporary perspectives. We seek additional public participants, with each volunteer sailing aboard one voyage leg (one night plus the following day). These “38th Voyagers” will document and filter this experience through their own perspectives and talents, producing finished products for the Museum to share online and through exhibits, publications, and public programs. Artists, scholars, teachers, scientists, museums professionals invited to apply.
Complete CFP at: www.mysticseaport.org/38thvoyagers. There is more there about the project themes, goals, and proposal process. It’s sponsored in part by the NEH as part of a larger suite of programs and exhibits surrounding the Morgan’s voyage.
We hope to elicit many strong proposals for projects that will reach a broad range of audiences – public and scholarly.
Write about the Environment for Magazines
A 6-week online course led by veteran environmental writer Wendee Holtcamp is offered on a regular basis throughout the year. Check www.wendeeholtcamp.com/nature.htm for class start dates and more detailed information. The interactive course is geared to meet writers where they’re at - whether you’re an aspiring writer, or an established pro wanting to break into more “green” markets (environment, science, outdoor travel) or make more money writing. The class includes weekly assignments with instructor feedback plus invaluable resources including Q&As from editors at magazines like Sierra, Audubon, Orion, Mother Jones, Smithsonian and more.
Deadline to register is one week before class start date. The class is run through email, via a Yahoogroup, and includes weekly assignments and resources.