Call for Papers : “Connected Oceans – New Avenues of Research in Oceans History”

Wed, 18 Mar 2015
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The conference “Connected Oceans – New Avenues of Research in Oceans History” will be held in Porto (8-12 June 2015), sponsored by the University of Porto. This conference aims at debating new perspectives and avenues of research in the current historiographical production related to the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the North Seas. Papers should be focused on a maritime approach and based on the concept of maritime history in its widest sense: a field of research which encompasses all the dynamics resulting from, and required by, the ways humans interact with the sea (Frank Broeze, The Great Circle, XI, No. 1 (1989), 1-13).

The goal of the conference is to bring senior and junior researchers from a variety of backgrounds and across all periods together to open up new perspectives on maritime history. Multidisciplinary approaches, presentations of on-going or concluded team research projects, and proposals by postgraduate students or early career researchers are therefore welcome.

Participants are invited to submit proposals for individual papers of 20 minutes. Abstracts of 500 words should be sent in English and no later than 30 March 2015 to Please include affiliation and contact details, as well as a short biographical note (of max 200 words). All submissions will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted before 30 April 2015.

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