The study of port cities and their relationship to maritime endeavour and enterprise is a diverse and interdisciplinary practice, which draws on research methods from sociology, anthropology and archaeology, and brings together aspects of social, economic and cultural history. In April 2016, the Centre for Port and Maritime History will hold its first postgraduate conference at the University of Strathclyde.
The aim of this two-day conference is to bring together postgraduates and early career researchers working on any aspect of port or maritime history across a wide range of chronologies and geographical settings. We hope that this event will encourage postgraduate students to become involved in the recently founded International Postgraduate Port and Maritime History Network. As this network is international, we particularly invite proposals from researchers working at institutions outside of the UK.
Registration is free, but must be completed by 1st April.
The conference programme, and information about how to register can be found on the conference website: https://ippmhn.wordpress.com/conference-programme/