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6th International Congress on Maritime History
July 2, 2012 - July 6, 2012
The Organizing Committee of the International Maritime Economic History Association is pleased to inform you that the 6th International Congress of Maritime History will be hosted by Ghent University at Het Pand, an old Dominican monastery located in the heart of the city. We will travel to Antwerp for one day to hold part of our programme at the Red Star Line and Antwerp City Museum (MAS).
All previous congresses have adopted a broad concept of maritime history, treating it as an interdisciplinary discipline covering all historical periods and areas. This congress builds on this to promote and disseminate research in all aspects of humankind’s relationship with the sea, from ancient times to the present. The emphasis will be on the international, transnational and global character of maritime history. The sixth IMEHA Congress will have a special theme: the relation between maritime and global history. The Congress invites proposals for panels and papers that address any issue in maritime history. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Patrick Manning (University of Pittsburgh), Prof. Lewis Fischer (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Prof.Yrjo Kaukiainen (University of Helsinki) and one to be announced.
Please visit the 6th International Congress on Maritime History website for registration and program details.