North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA) Old Dominion University, Department of History
12th North Atlantic Fisheries History Conference; August 2009 in Norfolk, VA (USA)
The North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA) and the Department of History at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA invites you to participate in the 12th North Atlantic Fisheries History Conference to be held in August 2009 in Norfolk, VA (USA). This meeting is designed to stimulate scholarly exchange between researchers at all levels (from graduate students to senior scholars) and all disciplines which relate to the long-term development of fishing activity and its impact on the marine environment.
Proposals for papers and sessions relating to any aspect of the history of the North Atlantic fisheries are welcome. However, contributions addressing the special theme of the conference – Fisheries Management in a Historical Perspective – are especially encouraged. Session proposals should include an outline of the theme, a short description of the thematic scope and a list of participants already contacted by the session organizer.
Although a general Call for Papers will be issued in late summer/early autumn 2008, proposals submitted ahead of the call are encouraged.Proposals, and requests for further information, should be submitted to
The North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA) is an international, interdisciplinary organization that aims to enhance our knowledge and understanding of the historical development of the fisheries conducted in the North Atlantic. NAFHA meets its aim by fostering research activity, chiefly through the promotion of conferences that bring together established and emerging scholars to examine socio-cultural,
economic, political and environmental aspects of commercial fishing activity over the last millennium. The findings of these conferences, together with monographs and reference works, are disseminated in the
Association’s publication series, Studia Atlantica. For further information, visit www.hull.ac.uk/nafha
The History Department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA is one of very few North-American university departments with a dedicated focus on maritime history. Research at the department deals with a
variety of topics related to fisheries history of the Atlantic region and maritime history around the world, and faculty members include renowned specialists in this field. Members of the department participate in the intercollegiate interdisciplinary Maritime Consortium at ODU that brings together scholars from various disciplines including the humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional schools who are dealing with maritime affairs.
Looking forward to seeing you in Norfolk, VA in August 2009
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Dr. Ingo Heidbrink
Dept. of History
8046 Batten Arts and Letters Building
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
tel. 757-683-3656 or -3949