CFP – International Postgraduate Port and Maritime History Conference
14th-15th April 2016 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
The study of port cities and their relationship to maritime endeavour and enterprise is a diverse and interdisciplinary practice, which draws on research methods from sociology, anthropology and archaeology, and brings together aspects of social, economic and cultural history. In April 2016, the Centre for Port and Maritime History will hold its first postgraduate conference at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
- Dr Alison Cathcart (University of Strathclyde)
- Dr Martin Bellamy (Glasgow Museums/Mariner’s Mirror)
The aim of this two-day conference is to bring together postgraduates and early career researchers working on any aspect of port or maritime history across a wide range of chronologies and geographical settings. We hope that this event will encourage postgraduate students to become involved in the recently founded International Postgraduate Port and Maritime History Network. As this network is international, we particularly invite proposals from researchers working at institutions outside of the UK.
Possible themes, are not limited to, but may include:
- Urban culture in port towns and cities
- The economics of trade and commerce by sea
- The social and economic impact of naval warfare
- International and transnational networks
- Crime and deviancy at sea and on shore
- Shipbuilding, navigation and maritime instruments
Please note that there will be no registration fee for this event, although we are unfortunately unable to provide for travel or accommodation expenses. Further information will appear on https://ippmhn.wordpress.com.
We have already received a number of submissions for the conference, and we are excited about the high quality and the range of the papers that will be presented. We have decided to extend the call for papers until 29 February in order to host even more scholars and speakers by running simultaneous panels.
We welcome proposals for both 20 minute papers, and for panels of three papers. Abstracts of 250 words, along with a brief CV, should be sent to:
This event is sponsored by the Centre for Port and Maritime History, the Royal Historical Society and the University of Strathclyde
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