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46th Maritime History Conference: Maritime History between the Public and Academia – The Challenges Ahead
September 1, 2012 - September 2, 2012
For 45 years the annual conferences, organised by the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies, at Exeter, have provided a unique meeting ground between academics, local historians and the public interested in maritime and naval history. Throughout the years the Centre’s conferences have been extremely stimulating in translating the ‘specialist’ interests of the lay audience into research questions, whilst affording academics access to the wealth of knowledge of local institutions and independent scholars.
For the 46th conference they would like to bring this long term relationship centre-stage by uniting academic and popular historians, museum curators, conservationists and educators to discuss how to strengthen these links and promote future cooperation at local, national and international levels. The aim is to foster a debate on how the academic world can liaise with public and private institutions dedicated to the preservation and education of the maritime world, and how this collaboration can produce not only ‘outreach’ activities, but also real and tangible ‘impact’ both in Britain and in Europe.
Learn more on the conference website.