Detalhes do Evento
A seminar that launches the upcoming conference "The Sea in the 20th Century: Globalization, Science, Networks and Heritage", with Peter Neill, founder and director
Detalhes do Evento
A seminar that launches the upcoming conference “The Sea in the 20th Century: Globalization, Science, Networks and Heritage“, with Peter Neill, founder and director of the World Ocean Observatory.
Toward a New Hydraulic Society
Peter Neill (World Ocean Observatory)
The backdrop of this seminar is Neill’s latest book: “The Once and Future Ocean: Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society“.
FREE ADMISSION, registration required:
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About the speaker:
Peter Neill is an author and an editor on environmental and ocean issues, and the founding Director of the World Ocean Observatory, a web-based place for education and information exchange on the health of the ocean. Previously President of the South Street Seaport Museum from 1985-2005, he was tenured as a Research Associate at the Climate Change Institute, University of Maine in 2015.
Peter graduated from St. Paul’s School in 1959 and Stanford University in 1963 with Bachelors’ degree. After enrolling the US Army between 1964 and 1966, in 1969 he finished the University of Iowa Writers Workshop with MFA. As an educator, he was an Adjunct Professor of English at Yale University, Fairfield University, and between 1970 and 1980 Tsuda College in Tokyo. At Yale 1979–1980, Neill was the Editor of the Yale Alumni Magazine and Journal. He was the founder of Leete’s Island Books in 1972.
Neill has always maintained an interest in nature while working with the Nature Conservancy, Connecticut Chapter (Trustee, 1978–1982), High Mountain Institute, Colorado, (Founding Chair and Emeritus, 1995–2007), and on the East coast in Maine, the Atlantic Challenge Foundation, Rockland (Chair, 1988–2006), the Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport (Trustee and Vice Chair for Programs, 2006–2014), and the Ocean Classroom Foundation, Boothbay Harbor (Trustee and Chair, 2007–2014).
His career has been dedicated to marine affairs and the future of the oceans, as the past President of the Council of American Maritime Museums and of the International Congress of Maritime Museums, and also holding educational programs for schools on ocean related subjects with a strong proponent of maritime education. During his time at the South Street Seaport Museum he devoted a third of the museum’s budget to the New York City schools, and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Ocean Classroom Foundation. Neill is a co-founder of two innovative public high schools, the Sound School in New Haven, Connecticut, and The Harbor School, New York, NY. They developed context for teaching and learning to apply maritime history and environment.
He has published The Once and Future Ocean, Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society – 2016; American Sea Writing: a literary anthology – 2015 (2nd anthology); and Maritime America: Art and Artifacts from America’s Great Nautical Collections – 1988. He has co-authored or edited American Sea Writing: a literary anthology – 2000; On a Painted Ocean: Art of the Seven Seas – 1995; Great Maritime Museums of the World – 1991. He also contributes regularly for a blog on the Huffington Post. His contributions were published in Smithsonian, The New York Times, Wooden Boat and other publications.
Peter lives in Sedgwick, Maine, with his wife Mary Barnes, who is an artist and President of the Blue Hill Heritage Trust.
(Quinta-feira) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary History, NOVA FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa Avenida de Berna, 26C - 1069-061 Lisbon