Past conferences

The list below shows conferences previously held in the Centre.

Working Lives between the Deck and the Dock

Comparative Perspectives on Sailors as International Labourers (16th–18th century) – University of Exeter, 10th–12th September 2013

The conference examined the early modern maritime sector as the first truly international (and indeed global) labour market, exploring the economic, legal, and social dimensions of employment at sea during a period of profound expansion and transformation in European maritime activity.

Conceived as an essential part of the ERC-funded project Sailing into Modernity: comparative perspectives on the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European economic transition, the conference presented the preliminary findings of our research while, at the same time, went beyond the Mediterranean-centred scope of the project by opening up the discussion to the rest of the globe.

The plenary lecture was be delivered by Richard W. Unger (University of British Columbia). Speakers included Andrea Addobbati (Università di Pisa), Amélia Polónia (Universidade do Porto), Carla Rahn-Philips (University of Minnesota), Jelle van Lottum (University of Birmingham) and Matthias van Rossum (Universiteit Leiden).

The venue for the conference was the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, one of the UK's main centres for teaching and research in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic history and culture. This striking modern building has state-of-the-art teaching and study facilities, a café, spacious common rooms and extensive exhibition space. It is also home to the Arab World Documentation Unit.

The conference is funded by the European Research Council.

Conference programme

Poster

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1 - 2 September 2012

46th Exeter Maritime History Conference

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University of ExeterAdd this to your calendar
10 - 11 September 2011

45th Exeter Maritime History Conference

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XFI Henderson Lecture TheatreAdd this to your calendar
4 June 201110:00

Seas, Seaman and Shipping

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SS Great Britain, BristolAdd this to your calendar
17 - 19 September 2010

44th Exeter Maritime History Conference

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Queens Building MR1Add this to your calendar
12 - 13 March 2010

British Commission for Maritime History New Researchers in Maritime History Conference

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Streatham CampusAdd this to your calendar
18 - 20 September 2009

43rd Exeter Maritime History Conference

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Streatham CourtAdd this to your calendar
13 - 14 September 2008

42nd Exeter Maritime History Conference

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Institute of Arabic and Islamic StudiesAdd this to your calendar
8 - 9 September 2007

41st Exeter Maritime History Conference

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Streatham CampusAdd this to your calendar
9 - 10 September 2006

40th Exeter Maritime History Conference

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16 - 17 October 2004

Wrecks: Reasons, Rights Recovery and Record

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18 - 19 October 2003

The Building, Repair and Operation of Historic and Replica Vessels

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Streatham CampusAdd this to your calendar