Last updated: January 3, 2017
The National Park Service and the California State University Maritime Academy are excited to partner on a series of free public lectures in 2017. These “Blue Room Lectures,” presented by Cal Maritime professors, will take place in a recently restored space at the Maritime Museum in San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
Our City is Full of Strangers: Tales from the Seedy Port
Saturday January 28, 2017, 1:00 PM
This lecture, presented by Assistant Professor Amy Parsons, discusses the cultural anxiety that surrounded sailors and ports in the mid-nineteenth century. Readers loved stories of adventure on the high seas; reformers worried that sailors would ruin the moral character of American coastal cities.
Onshore Winds and Offshore Accounts
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 PM
This conversation between artists Lauren Hartman and Martin Machado will focus on capturing the sights and subjects at ports of call all over the world in paintings, drawings, and photographs.
Urban Oceans: The Remarkable Changing Ecology of the San Francisco Estuary
Saturday, May 31, 2017, 1:00 PM
Presented by Assistant Professor of Oceanography, Alex Parker.
July Date and Topic To Be Announced
The Schooner Fayaway and Herman Melville’s Persistent Connections with San Francisco Bay
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:00 PM
Presented by Colin Dewey, Assistant Professor of English.