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CFP: Maritime Exploration and Memory

Submission deadline: 1st December 2017 Conference: 13-15 September 2018, The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK. To mark the opening of its new exploration wing in September 2018, the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, invites proposals for papers centred on the role and significance of memory in histories of maritime exploration.  Over the last few decades maritime […]

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CFP: Panel ‘Challenges or opportunities? The social fabric of colonial port cities, 1500-1850.’

Organisers of the panel ‘Challenges or opportunities? The social fabric of colonial port cities, 1500-1850’ are looking for speakers to present at the 14th International Conference on Urban History in Rome (29th August-1st September 2018). The panel fits into the rising interest in global history. The digitalization of colonial archives also stimulated new research on […]

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Call for Information: Can you help to create the story of Royal Naval Artificers?

The University of Portsmouth’s successful MA in Naval History is producing some exciting research into the social and cultural background of the Royal Navy.  Distance Learning Student and ex-Royal Navy Artificer, John North, is  researching the history of Artificers in the RN, and is calling on the public to help him write a history of […]

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Bartholomew Roberts with his ship and captured merchant ships in the background. A copper engraving from 'A History of the Pyrates' by Captain Charles Johnson c. 1724

CFP: Buccaneers, Corsairs, Pirates and Privateers – Connecting the Early Modern Seas. International Symposium, 13-14 April 2018

International Symposium, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg & University of Bielefeld Bielefeld University (Germany), 13-14 April 2018 Deadline for submissions: 9 August 2017 Until recently manifestations of piracy as well as of its state-sanctioned counterpart, privateering, were mostly discussed as geographically isolated cultural phenomena. Depictions of armed robbery at sea in the early modern period have traditionally tended to focus […]

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Book Review: ‘The Pirate Next Door: The Untold Story of Eighteenth Century Pirates’ Wives, Families and Communities’

Book Review by James H Thomas on Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos, The Pirate Next Door: The Untold Story of Eighteenth Century Pirates’ Wives, Families and Communities (Carolina Academic Press: Durham, North Carolina, 2017), 147pp. £11-12 (Kindle and Paperback). This is a slim volume which promises much, delving ‘into the inner lives of pirates, focusing on their […]

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