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The Coastal History Blog

In the first of a two part series, this month Isaac offers a web-essay exploring ‘New Scholarship on the Press Gang.’ “When I undertook a PhD project on sailors back in 1993, work on impressment per se was scarce.  One of the more memorable works had been published in 1913.  The secondary literature that is available […]

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Call for Papers & Panels for the 7th IMEHA International Congress of Maritime History

The Organising Committee appointed by the International Maritime Economic History Association invite proposals for panels and papers to be presented at its 2016 7th International Congress of Maritime History. The Congress will be hosted by Murdoch University, the Western Australian Maritime Museum and the Australian Association for Maritime History and held at Murdoch University, Perth […]

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CFP: Free and Unfree Workers in Atlantic and Indian Ocean Port Cities (c. 1700-1850)

A call for papers has been announced for the following workshop entitled Free and Unfree Workers in Atlantic and Indian Ocean Port Cities (c. 1700-1850) to be held on 6-7th  May 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh. Historians have long treated slave labor and free labor as mutually exclusive ideal types.  Recent work has begun to challenge […]

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Port Towns & Urban Cultures Events Calendar

April 2016 14th – 15th April – International Postgraduate Port and Maritime History Conference, University of Strathclyde. 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 […]

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The Coastal History Blog

Blog 11: “Women in Port” This will be the first of several posts about a promising new volume edited by Douglas Catterall and Jodi Campbell entitled Women in Port: Gendering Communities, Economies, and Social Networks in Atlantic Port Cities, 1500-1800.  [1] Catterall and Campbell point out a familiar problem: “The iconic Atlantic-world figure is a […]

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