CFP: International Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Conference, 25-26 July 2018, University of Hull

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Call for Papers
July 25, 2018 to July 26, 2018
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies, Economic History / Studies, Maritime History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, World History / Studies

International Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Network

Annual Conference

25-26th July 2018, Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull


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 from literary studies, sociology, anthropology and archaeology, and brings together aspects of social, economic and cultural history. In July 2018, the Centre for Port and Maritime History will hold its annual postgraduate conference at the University of Hull. 


Keynote Speakers:


·       Professor David J. Starkey (University of Hull)

·       Dr Jo Stanley (Liverpool John Moores University / University of Hull)


The aim of this two-day conference is to bring together postgraduates and early career researchers of any discipline who incorporate port and maritime studies into their research, with a historical focus. We hope that this event will encourage postgraduate students to become part of the vibrant research community brought together by the International Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Network. As this network is international, we particularly invite proposals from researchers working at institutions outside of the UK. 


Possible themes, are not limited to, but may include:


•           Urban culture in port towns and cities

•           Literary representations of ports and maritime endeavour

•           The economics of trade and commerce by sea

•           The social and economic impact of naval warfare

•           Crime and deviancy at sea and on shore

•           Shipbuilding, navigation and maritime instruments


We welcome proposals for both 20 minute papers, and for panels of three papers. Abstracts of 250 words along with a short biographical note should be sent to Siobhan Hearne and David Wilson at by 5pm (GMT) on Monday 14th May 2018.


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Siobhan Hearne and David Wilson at

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