Friday, December 2, 2011

Program Available: International Congress of Maritime History

The International Maritime Economic History Association will hold its sixth conference in Ghent, Belgium, on July 2-6, 2012, at Het Pand, a historic dominican monastery. The emphasis will be on the international, transnational, and global character of maritime history, with special attention to the relation between maritime and global history. The preliminary program has now been posted. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Manning of the University of Pittsburgh. The program ranges widely over all aspects of maritime economic history, but business historians may find the following sessions of particular interest:
"Nordic Shipping after 1960" (4)
"French Shipping and Trade before the Revolution" (8)
"Nordic Shipping from a Long-Term Perspective" (12)
"Transnational Trade Networks around the Globe, 1600-1815" (15)
"Maritime (In)security: Manuals, Insurances and Shipwrecks" (32)
"Commercial and Political Dimensions of Shipping around the Globe" (37)
"The Rise of Cabin Passenger Transport: Business Meets Leisure on the High Seas" (42)
"Shipowners and the Management of Their Investments" (46)
"The Business of Passenger Transport" (51)
   Please see the conference website for further details, including information about registration and accommodation.