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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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Kyläkirjaston Kuvalehti 1.7.1907 copy

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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