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CFP: Post/Colonial Ports : Place and Nonplace in the Ecotone

Post/Colonial Ports : Place and Nonplace in the Ecotone Concordia University, Montreal, Canada October 24-26, 2019 Conference #6 in the Ecotone series In partnership with EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), MIGRINTER (CNRS-Université de Poitiers) and La Maison Française d’Oxford Deadline for submitting proposals: April 5, 2019 After conferences in Montpellier, Poitiers and La Réunion (France, 2015, 2016 […]

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CFP: Shaped by the Sea: Histories of Ocean Science, Medicine and Technology

This June the University of Manchester will host ‘Shaped by the Sea’, a two-day workshop examining intersections between ocean environments, science, medicine, and technology. PGRs and ECRs are particularly encouraged to apply. Proposals are due APRIL 5. More information below: SHAPED BY THE SEA: HISTORIES OF OCEAN SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND TECHNOLOGY 27-28 June 2019, CHSTM, […]

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CFP: IPPMSN Annual Conference

From 24-55 April 2019, the University of Dundee will host the International Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Network’s annual conference. Abstracts are due MARCH 22. See below for more info. ‘Studying the history of port cities and their relationship to maritime endeavour and enterprise is a diverse and interdisciplinary practice, which draws on research methods […]

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CFP: Maritime Spaces, Shows, and the Nineteenth-Century City

Maritime Spaces is a one-day conference taking place on Friday 12 April 2019 at University College Cork. The confirmed keynote speakers are: Graeme Milne, Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Liverpool Clare Pettitt, Professor of Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture, KCL The Call For Papers is currently open. In recent decades, circum-Atlantic and global […]

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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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The Sailor Zoo and Farm in Portsmouth: Re-enchantment and Necessity (Part 1 of 2)

In 1832 the Fourth Sea Lord of the Admiralty suggested there was a need for ‘theoretical instruction’ in gunnery. Thus what had been previously considered an art became a science.[1] Marine artillery embraced the science and technology of the age, and this modernisation of gunnery was aligned with a transition from sail to steam ships. […]

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