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SEASECS Conference – Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century

February 17 - February 20

SEASECS will hold its 48th annual meeting at the Luminary & Co Hotel and Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Ft. Myers, Florida.
The theme for this year’s meeting is
“Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century.”

Special Events planned for SEASECS 2022:

The Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Sherry Johnson, Professor of History and Faculty Associate of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University. Dr. Johnson is the author of The Social Transformation of Eighteenth-Century Cuba and multiple articles on how the history of Cuba and the Caribbean has been impacted by environment and climate change, natural disasters, and illness and epidemics.

Writing an Essay on Pedagogy – This NPEC-Sponsored Workshop facilitated by Professor Martha F. Bowden will offer guidance on developing an essay on pedagogy for journal publication. Click here for details.

Cooking with Chris – After the success of his virtual lecture in 2021, Christopher Hendricks, author of Old Southern Cookery: Mary Randolph’s Recipes from America’s First Regional Cookbook Adapted for Today’s Kitchen, returns with a live show to bring us a new recipe through his entertaining mix of cooking demonstration and food history lesson, with the assistance of the Luminary Chef.

Knitwear Raffle (A SEASECS Fundraising Event) – In this modern version of an 18th century game of chance, you could win a beautiful hat or shawl, hand-made and generously donated by SEASECS member Martha Bowden. Enter to win by dropping your free raffle ticket (included with registration) in the appropriate jar at the registration desk; increase your chances to win by purchasing additional tickets (1 for $5 or 5 for $20) online when registering or in-person at the conference registration desk.


Call For Papers  –  due October 31, 2021
Panel Discussion Proposals – due November 12, 2021
Click here for CFP details

Conference website
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February 17
February 20
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Luminary Hotel & Co
2200 Edwards Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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