CfP: Global Maritime History, ‘Maritime Languages Digital Conference’ (deadline 20 January 2020)

Global Maritime History are hosting their second online conference in April 2020.

Whether through signals and semaphore or the particular terminologies of ship-board life, maritime communities have developed their own ways of communicating. Understanding or lack thereof, of these “maritime languages” could set communities apart or bring them together. This conference seeks to explore maritime languages in all their multiplicity.

This conference is designed to be interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary, global, and span all of history.

Subjects for the Conference may include but are not limited to:

  • The development of specifically maritime terms
  • Use of maritime language in non-maritime contexts
  • Representation of maritime languages in literature, music, and art
  • Interactions of Languages and Cultures in Maritime, Littoral and Coastal Spaces
  • Maritime Language and Insularity
  • The specification of language in international maritime law
  • Maritime Communication Systems

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