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.
|When||Time||Description||Location||Add to Calendar|
|1 - 2 September 2012||Full details||University of Exeter|
|10 - 11 September 2011||Full details||XFI Henderson Lecture Theatre|
|4 June 2011||10:00||Full details||SS Great Britain, Bristol|
|17 - 19 September 2010||Full details||Queens Building MR1|
|12 - 13 March 2010||Full details||Streatham Campus|
|18 - 20 September 2009||Full details||Streatham Court|
|13 - 14 September 2008||Full details||Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies|
|8 - 9 September 2007||Full details||Streatham Campus|
|9 - 10 September 2006||Full details||Streatham Campus|
|16 - 17 October 2004||Full details||Streatham Campus|
|18 - 19 October 2003||Full details||Streatham Campus|