UMass Dartmouth history professor to speak at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Jan 9, 2024

In collaboration with UMass Dartmouth, the Digital Rhetorical Privacy Collective is in the midst of hosting “Privacy Week 2024,” a global initiative focusing on digital data privacy. 

But the collective will dive further into the past for one of its key events, “Surveillance on the Sea,” featuring UMass Dartmouth History Professor Timothy Walker.  In particular, Dr. Walker will discuss “The Maritime Underground Railroad,” documenting methods the holding class used to keep enslaved people from achieving their freedom by sea.

The event will be held at the Academy’s campus in Bourne, in Admiral’s Hall on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. A recorded version of the event will be made available at