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21 February 2019 "Ahab's Anthropocene," Peyton Annual Lecture, Randolph College, Nichols Theatre, 8 pm.

26 April 2019 "The Natural History of Moby-Dick," Williams College Friendly Friday lecture, 4:30 pm.


19 May 2019 "Did the Whale Diminish? What Moby-Dick teaches us about today's eco-guilt, extinction, and whale populations," Sea Education Association public lecture series, Falmouth, MA, 2:00 pm.


18 June 2019 "Did the Whale Diminish?: Eco-guilt, Extinction, and Whale Populations in Moby-Dick," International Melville Society Conference, NYU, 10:45 am.


5 July 2019 remote paper, "Ahab's Rolling Sea: Writing a Natural History of Moby-Dick," Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors Conference, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 3:30 pm (local time)


20 Sept 2019 "Whale-watching from the Masthead off New Zealand: Historic and Present Global Whale Populations and Why it Matters," co-presented with SEA students Jenn Crandall and Caitlin Dicara, Clifford Symposium on ocean health, Middlebury College, 12:15 pm.


3 Nov 2019 "Launch of Ahab's Rolling Sea," Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT, 4:00 pm. 


17 Nov 2019 "Ahab's Rolling Sea at Books and Bagels," 92nd Street Y/Unterberg Poetry Center, NYC, 11:00 am


21 Nov 2019 Ahab's Rolling Sea presentation, q & a, signing, Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA, 7:00 pm


7 Dec 2019 Ahab's Rolling Sea book-signing," Mystic Seaport Museum bookstore, 2-5 pm

2018 events


9 Feb 2018 "The Natural History of Moby-Dick: Ishmael, the Marine Biologist, the Environmentalist, and a Climate Refugee?," The Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago, 12pm (Dunedin, New Zealand)


20 March 2018 "Catch-up Book Club: Moby-Dick," The University Book Shop, 7-8:30 pm (Dunedin, New Zealand)


11 May 2018 "Ishmael's Albatross through Blue Ecocritical Binoculars," English and Linguistics Department Seminar, University of Otago, 4pm (Dunedin, New Zealand)

19 August 2018 "The Imminent Loves and Woes of the Cormorant in Maine," George's River Land Trust Annual Meeting (Rockland, ME) (cancelled)