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EXTENDED DEADLINE! CfP: Centre for Port and Maritime History Annual Conference, ‘Labour and the Sea’

Liverpool, Thursday 13th September 2018 Maritime labour remains central to our understanding of port and shipboard life. Turns towards global, transnational and postcolonial histories have all variously reinvigorated these discussions, showing how practices of resistance, antagonism, internationalism and much more were embedded within the maritime world. For the 2018 CPMH Conference, we return to these […]

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CfP: Social Dynamics in Atlantic Ports, XIVth-XXIst Centuries

VIth International Colloquium of the Governance of the Atlantic Ports (XIVth-XXIst Centuries) Oostende, Belgium, 24-26 April 2019 Ports were the main nodes in the network that framed the Atlantic world since the XVIth century. They were the focus of commercial life, maritime activities and financial life. These activities created specific social dynamics which characterized port […]

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CfP: Central Governments and the Resolution of Maritime Conflicts, 1200–1600. FCSH-Nova University of Lisbon, 25-26 October 2018

In the Middle Ages, maritime conflict has developed hand in hand with international trade. Over time, specific institutions were established to address disputes arising from violence or mishap at sea and in coastal areas. Recent historiography emphasises that late-medieval merchants, together with consuetudinary law and common legal practices, relied on the legal autonomy of municipal […]

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BAME Seafarers in the First World War – Tiger Bay Research

Following the success of the PTUC/Gateways to the First World War #BAMEseaWW1 workshop earlier in the year, it is fantastic to witness this previously under-explored area of history garnering more attention. One initiative which is having great success in engaging with the public and highlighting the important role played by Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) […]

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“Silent and Secret” A Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Navy’s At Sea Deterrent. 15/16 June 2018

15 June 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of HMS Resolution, the Royal Navy’s first Polaris SSBN (Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine), commencing her first operational patrol. This conference, to be hosted by the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, will explore the history of the Royal’s […]

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