Seascapes Symposium: Living with the Sea

Date / Time: 16-19 February 2016
Venue: Lion New Zealand

New Zealand Lion yacht

Recent publications indicate growing interest in the sea as "a fundamental space of human experience"1. Seascapes 2016 provides a unique opportunity for scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to share research around the theme of living with the sea. The conference welcomes papers that will advance knowledge of our relationship with the sea and that have the potential for increasing awareness and action in the human and more-than-human environment.

This conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue, publish an edited collection and provide an experience of communal living at sea. This is a bespoke conference hosted in a unique environment. There will be time to sail between anchorages, go exploring ashore and engage in a range of water/land-based activities. Being prepared to live on board for 3 nights and be involved in communal living is an integral component of this conference.

To indicate interest or request further information contact Mike Brown ([email protected]).

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Dates: 16th–19th February, 2016.
Venue: Lion New Zealand: a 78ft yacht, formerly skippered by Sir Peter Blake, operated by The New Zealand Sailing Trust. We will be sailing and anchoring in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand.
Cost: NZ$625 this includes: Registration, food, accommodation (3 nights).
Limited numbers
: Only 16 attendees

1Steinberg, P. (2015, p. xiii). Foreword. In M. Brown & B. Humberstone (Eds.), Seascapes: Shaped by the sea (pp. xi-xiv). Farnham, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate.