Sixth International Congress of Maritime History

Call for papers

Sixth International Congress of Maritime History Ghent, Belgium (Tuesday, July 3-Friday, July 6, 2012)

Special theme: maritime and global history <

The Organizing Committee of the International Maritime Economic History Association invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 6th International Congress of Maritime History to be hosted by Ghent University at Het Pand, an old Dominican monastery located in the heart of the city.

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. This 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.

Session Proposals

Sessions will usually consist of four papers of not more than 20 minutes each. Other formats (debate panels, roundtables) are possible, but all sessions will need to conclude after 120 minutes. Session proposals should include a cover page with title, list of contributors, a commentator and chair, individual paper titles, a session abstract (maximum of 200 words), individual paper abstracts of no more than 200 words, and a short, one-page curriculum vitae for each participant. All sessions should include sufficient time for general discussion.

Paper Proposals

Contributors may also submit proposals for individual papers of to be presented in a maximum of 20 minutes; if accepted, these will be combined into sessions of four papers. Paper proposals should include an abstract (maximum of 200 words) and a short, one-page curriculum vitae. All proposals will be reviewed and decisions will be made its decisions by May 2011.

Proposal Details

Deadline for submissions is 1 March 2011. Proposals should be submitted using the conference website, <> .

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All papers presented at the Congress will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Maritime History.