Monday, March 25, 2002

The Great Age Of Sail: Ormond Opens Maritime History Lecture Series At Washington College

Chestertown, MD, March 25, 2002 — The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, the Washington CollegeDepartment of Art and Sultana Projects, Inc., present "MARITIME PAINTING IN THE GREAT AGE OF SAIL," a lecture and slide presentation by Richard Ormond, Samuel H. Kress Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery, Washington, D.C. Prof. Ormond's lecture will be held Monday, April 15, 2002, at 7.30 p.m., Casey Academic Center Forum. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
The former director of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, Prof. Ormond attended Brown University in 1961 before going on to Oxford for a degree in history. He is the great nephew of the American painter John Singer Sargent, and author of the book "John Singer Sargent: Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors."
Ormond's lecture is the first in a four-part Maritime Lecture Series sponsored by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience in partnership with Sultana Projects, an organization that provides unique, hands-on educational experiences in colonial history and environmental science on board Chestertown's reproduction 18th century schooner Sultana.
The series will continue this fall with lectures by Marcus Rediker, author of "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700-1750," and with Peter Linebaugh, "The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic"; John Broadwater, internationally known underwater archaeologist and manager of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, established to preserve the sunken ironclad U.S.S. Monitor; and Lisa Norling, author of "Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870," discussing the role of women in the American whaling industry. Look for coming announcements or contact Kees deMooy, program manager for the C.V. Starr Center, at 410-810-7156, for a complete program of events and times.

Upcoming Lectures in the Maritime Series at Washington College

September 19, 2002
History Professor Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh, "The Pirate and the Gallows; Or, A Tale of Two Terrors" 7.30 p.m., Washington College, Hynson Lounge
October 10, 2002
John Broadwater, Manager of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, "The Race to Save the Monitor" 7.30 p.m, Washington College, Hynson Lounge
November 7, 2002
Associate Professor Lisa Norling, University of Minnesota, "Quaker Wives and Cape Horn Widows: New England Women and the American Whalefishery" 7.30 p.m., Washington College, Hynson Lounge

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