The Melville Society: Teaching Melville

About the Institute

Since 2000 the New Bedford Whaling Museum (NBWM) has partnered with the Melville Society Cultural Project (MSCP) in such ventures as scholarly programming at the annual Moby-Dick Marathon and the establishment of the Melville Society Archive in the Museum’s library, one of the best collections of Melville scholarship anywhere in the world. The two organizations are working together to make this Summer Institute for School Teachers possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Literature Section’s Senior Lecturer Wyn Kelley is co-director of the 2020 Summer Institute and one of six Melville scholars from six different states who serve together as the Melville Society Cultural Project will be the principal faculty of the Institute.