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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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Call for Papers: Maritime Masculinities, 1815-1940

Maritime Masculinities, 1815-1940 19th- 20th December, 2016, Oxford, UK Keynote speakers include: Dr Mary Conley, College of the Holy Cross, USA Prof. Joanne Begiato,  Oxford Brookes University Dr Isaac Land, Indiana State University, USA The Department of History, Philosophy & Religion, Oxford Brookes University, and the Port Towns and Urban Cultures group, University of Portsmouth, invite […]

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Protecting and Educating the Sons of the Fatherland – The Finnish Association for Sailors’ Homes

Previous posts on this website have made references to the stereotypical image of sailors as engaging in immoral activities such as drinking, gambling or visiting prostitutes when they were in harbours. This same image was invoked in late 19th century and early 20th century Finland by advocators of sailor’s homes, reading rooms and Seamen’s Mission’s stations. […]

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Christmas Wishes From the Fleet

As it is approaching Christmas I thought it might be appropriate to put a few of the Christmas themed sources I have accrued to some use. Considering naval men were (as they still are) often away from home at Christmas, it comes as no surprise that they often sent home Christmas cards to family at […]

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