CFP: Centre for Port and Maritime History-‘RACE AND THE SEA’

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CALL FOR PAPERS – ‘RACE AND THE SEA’

DAY-CONFERENCE, FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2017

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY,

REDMONDS BUILDING, BROWNLOW HILL, LIVERPOOL, L3 5UG.

Since ancient times peoples of different races have enjoyed a relationship with the sea. This has included trade, exploration and the pursuit of empire. We seek to better understand the relationship between race and the ocean. Proposals are invited for 20-minute presentations regarding the role of race in maritime history. Presentations may include (but are not limited to) how race connects to:

 

  • Port-towns
  • Activities on-board ship
  • Conflict & reconciliation at sea
  • Maritime warfare
  • Maritime exploration & science
  • Maritime economies
  • Maritime law
  • Maritime art
  • Tourism & leisure at sea

 

There are no restrictions on chronological or geographical focus. Equally, this conference is a timely reminder of the forthcoming ‘Black Salt’ display at the renowned Merseyside Maritime Museum, which will re-tell the story of Black seafarers working onboard British vessels   (http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/exhibitions/black-salt/index.aspx). The exhibition runs 29 September 2017-August 2018.

 

Launched in 1996, the Liverpool Centre for Port and Maritime History (CPMH) is a collaborative venture between the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Merseyside Maritime Museum. The Centre organises research seminars and lectures. Individual members conduct personal research, but the Centre also acts as a focal point through which resources can be marshalled to launch other projects. For more on the Centre please visit: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/management/research/centres/history-society-and-institutions/c...

 

Please send a short abstract (250 words) and a CV (1 side A4) to CPMH2017@gmail.com by FRIDAY 26 MAY. Decisions on acceptance will be made by early June. It is hoped that participants can call upon their own departments for transportation costs.