The 27th Annual Milton Plesur Conference, March 16-17, 2018

Rediscovering Oceanus: Twenty-First Century Approaches to the Atlantic World

Keynote Address

We are thrilled to announced that our keynote speaker for this year is Dr. Robert Deal, author of The Law and of the Whale Hunt: Dispute Resolution, Property Law, and American Whalers, 1780-1880. 

Dr. Deal is an Associate Professor of History at Marshall University where he specializes in legal and environmental history and serves as Marshall’s Director of Graduate Studies.
After completing his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law, Dr. Deal earned his Ph.D. in history at Temple University. His participation at the forefront of the 2018 Plesur Conference highlights this year’s focus on interdisciplinary approaches to research, as well as a focus on the Atlantic World.