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    Bowditch Meeting - 2002
    From: Brian Whatcott
    Date: 2001 Oct 26, 9:33 PM

    This note appeared on another list - Rete: history of instruments.
    I copy it here, because you may find it interesting:
    At 09:25 10/26/01 +0200, Willem Morzer Bryns wrote:
    >Dear Group,
    >I should like to draw your attention to the attached document, the call for
    >papers for the 'Nathaniel Bowditch and the Art and Science of Navigation,
    >1802-2002' conference, that will be held 8-10 November 2002 in Salem,
    >Willem M�rzer Bruyns
    >Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam / Netherlands Maritime Museum
    >Kattenburgerplein 1
    >1018 KK Amsterdam
    >tel. +31 20 52 32 222
    >Internet: www.scheepvaartmuseum.nl
    Call For Papers
    Nathaniel Bowditch and the Art and Science of Navigation, 1802�2002
    Salem State College
    8�10 November 2002
         The Bowditch Institute of Salem will celebrate the bicentennial of
    Nathaniel Bowditch�s The New American Practical Navigator with a conference
    on the topic, "Nathaniel Bowditch: The Art and Science of Navigation,
    1802�2002" to be held at Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts,
    November 8�10, 2002.  The conference will use Bowditch as a touchstone for
    exploring the state of the maritime sciences and commerce of his age, as
    well as the legacy of his contributions into the 21st century.
         Befitting the broad range of Bowditch�s activities�five commercial
    voyages to the East, advancement of celestial navigation and maritime
    cartography, contributions to the development of insurance and civic
    institutions�we welcome papers and panel proposals that address a broad
    range of aspects of the topic, historical or current, in both the
    humanities and sciences. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged, and
    the Bowditch Institute warmly invites participation by scholars, teachers,
    and museum and historic site professionals to join us in exploring the
    interconnections between maritime history, science, and commerce in the
    Early Republic, as well as Bowditch�s legacy in these areas today.
        The conference will take place in historic Salem seaport, and will
    feature venues at the home of Nathaniel Bowditch (under restoration), the
    Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Athaneum, the Salem Maritime National
    Historic Site, and Salem State College.  Attendant activities will include
    museum and historic site visits, including tours of the replica 1797
    merchant vessel Friendship.
         Proposals of not more than 250 words and a one-page c.v. must be
    received by March 31, 2002.  Send to: Dr. Dane Morrison, Chair, Department
    of History, Salem State College, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970.
    E-mail: .  Phone: (978) 542�7134.  Website:
    brian whatcott   Altus OK

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