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Call for Papers - UK Maritime Heritage Forum 2024

Date: 2-4 October 2024
Venue: National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth
The UK Maritime Heritage Forum this year will meet at the home of the National Small Boat Collection in Cornwall.
The forum is an opportunity to come together and reflect on those aspects of maritime heritage practice that connect us all whether we care for static collections or operating vessels, whether large museum or small volunteer team.
This year the forum invites innovative papers on the theme of Britain’s Coastal Experience, from small boats to the politics of contemporary collecting. Topics could include:
Contemporary collecting coastal resilience The politics of collecting maritime stories such as coastal economies, climate crisis etc. Challenges of heritage conservation (this could include skills conservation and initiatives to overcome the skills gap) Small Boats, Big Stories: social relevance of small boats collections Interpreting the sea; new narratives and ways of presenting our maritime heritage.  Proposals
20-minute illustrated paper – these can provide either an overview of an issue or focus on a case study. Speakers are asked to provide a 20-minute illustrated presentation. 5-minute summary…


CPMH - call for expression of interest Peter N Davies seminar

The Centre for Port and Maritime History wishes to receive nominations from supervisors of PGRs and colleagues of ECRs to deliver the 2024 Peter N Davies seminar.   The seminar usually takes place on the first Wednesday in November and is a 45-minute presentation followed by Q&A.   Please send contact details and a brief outline of research interests to Nick White n.j.white@ljmu.ac.uk by 28 June 2024.   Peter Davies was one of Britain’s foremost scholars of the international shipping industry and was instrumental in strengthening the international standing of maritime history. Peter was a founding member of CPMH and, as such, the Centre is pleased to host this annual seminar series in honour of his contribution to maritime history and his support for emerging scholars in the discipline.     More details on the CPMH call flyer.    Find out about…


Navigating Steel's Past & Present: The Rise in Demand for Steel Production & Port Talbot

A hindsight perspectives blog reflecting on the current conversation of the future of Tata steel’s blast furnaces at Port Talbot.

Hindsight Perspectives
Louise Sanger