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The Hakluyt Society looks forward to welcoming you in Hull on 13 and 14 November 2015.
The Hakluyt Society looks forward to welcoming you in Hull on 13 and 14 November 2015.
The Hakluyt Society Conference:
‘Maritime Trade, Travel and Cultural Encounter in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries’
Location: Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, 27 High Street, Hull. HU1 1NE
Friday 13 November – Saturday 14 November 2015
** Registration is free for Hakluyt Society members and £30 to non-members **
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Friday 13 November 2015
9.15 Registration and Coffee
9.45 Welcome (President of the Hakluyt Society)
10.00-12.00 Panel 1: Travel Accounts and Logbooks
Chair: Nigel Rigby
Paul Sivitz (Idaho State University), ‘Ship Captains and Science: Linking Physical and Virtual Mobilities in the Eighteenth Century’
Natalie Cox (University of Warwick) and Steven Gray (University of Portsmouth), ‘Tales from the “Happy Ships” of Empire: The Westminster Press ‘Log Series’ and the emergence of Naval travel writing, 1883-1910’
Lena Moser (University of Tuebingen), ‘“Totally unfit for an English Naval Officer”: The travels and career of Friedrich Lappenberg of Bremen, Master RN’
Donald Laskey (Central Michigan State University), ‘Joshua Slocum and the Nineteenth Century Planetary Performers’
1.00-3.00 Panel 2: Cultural Exchange
Chair: Jenny Balfour-Paul
Nigel Rigby (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich), ‘Exhibiting Captain Cook at the National Maritime Museum, 1937-2018’.
Ryan Holroyd (Pennsylvania State University), ‘Responsibility, Red Tape, & Wretchedness: The English East India Company’s Disappointment in the Chinese Port of Xiamen, 1684 – 1720’
Tika Ramadhini (Leiden University), ‘The Arabs in the Lesser Sunda Islands: Cultural Brokers from a Diaspora in the Late 19th Century’
Paul Hughes, ‘Restoration: Portrait of a Seventeenth Century Navigator’
3.30-5.30 Panel 3: Empires
Chair: Guido van Meersbergen
Noelle Nadiah Richardson (European University Institute), ‘Abandoned Backwater? Revisiting Goa and Global Trade in the Eighteenth Century’
Nida Nebahat Nalçacı (Istanbul University), ‘Dissolution of Ottoman Diplomatic Arrogance: The Case of POWs in Ottoman Istanbul’
Chris Petrakos (University of Toronto Mississauga), The Yukon Commissioner’s British Tour: The Atlantic and the Making of the Canadian West, 1897-1900
Guy Collender (Birkbeck, University of London), Strikes and solidarity: Parallels between dockers’ unions in Great Britain and Australia in the late 19th century
6.00 p.m. Reception – Blaydes House
7.00 p.m. Keynote Lecture at WISE – David Richardson (WISE, University of Hull), ‘Inside out: Technological and cultural change in shaping Atlantic history, 1650-1860’
Evening: Free time for delegates
Saturday 14 November
10.00-12.00: Panel 4 – Slavery
Chair: David Richardson
Lauren Bell (University of Hull), ‘Captive passengers: Connecting the slave trade and convict transportation through cultural encounters and voyages of exploration’
Kimberly Monk (University of Bristol), ‘“A Most Valuable Cargo”: The Design and Development of the West Indiaman, 1773-1843’
Jamie Goodall (Stevenson University), ‘Tippling Houses, Rum Shops, & Taverns: How Alcohol Fueled Informal Commercial Networks and Knowledge Exchange in the West Indies’
Molly Corlett (University of Oxford), ‘Transatlantic Blackness in Eighteenth-Century England’
1.00 – 2.30 Panel 5 – Knowledge Construction, Survey and Hydrography in West Africa
Chair: Nicholas J. Evans
Suzanne Schwarz (University of Worcester), ‘“A Just and Honourable Commerce”: Abolitionist Experimentation in Sierra Leone in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries’
Michael Barritt (President of the Hakluyt Society), ‘“A proper person to succeed Mr Dalrymple”: Captain Edward Henry Columbine and hydrographic data-gathering by the Royal Navy in the Great War 1795-1815’
Silke Strickrodt (Centre of Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin), ‘Cartography in the Service of Abolitionism: The Royal Navy’s Surveys of the West African Coast in the Nineteenth Century’
3.00-4.30 Panel 6 – Sierra Leone
Chair: Suzanne Schwarz
Mary Wills (WISE, University of Hull), ‘Cultural encounters between West Africans and Royal Navy officers of the 19th century anti-slavery squadron’
Erika Melek Delgado (University of Worcester), ‘Liberated African Children: Recaptives in the Crown Colony of Sierra Leone, c. 1808-1819’
Nicholas J. Evans (WISE, University of Hull) – ‘Jewish Traders on the West Coast of Africa’
Getting to the conference venue
The conference will be held at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE, United Kingdom.
Hull has good transport links to the major cities of England. The city is located 200 miles from London, 100 miles from Manchester and around an hour’s drive from Leeds and York. It has easy access to several airports including Humberside, Manchester, Leeds/Bradford, and Teesside. P&O Ferries also offers daily overnight services to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge from Hull’s own port. Hull is served by rail and bus at the Paragon Interchange, which is a 15 minute walk from the conference venue. National Express coaches, local buses and taxis depart at the Paragon Interchange.
Please find below a non-comprehensive selection of nearby hotels to aid your booking process
Registration is free for new and existing Hakluyt Society members and £30 to non-members. To order your ticket simply click here and fill in the online registration form. You can join the Hakluyt Society as a new member online at www.hakluyt.com. Please be advised that advance registration will close on 7 November 2015.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the conference administrator, Dr. Guido van Meersbergen, at email@example.com
The Hakluyt Society and WISE look forward to welcoming you in Hull
CALL FOR PAPERS: POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS AND EARLY-CAREER RESEARCHERS
THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WILBERFORCE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SLAVERY AND EMANCIPATION/MARITIME HISTORICAL STUDIES CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF HULL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER
MARITIME TRADE, TRAVEL AND CULTURAL ENCOUNTER IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES: GLOBAL AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2015
The Hakluyt Society is proud to announce this international conference based at both the University of Hull’s Maritime Historical Studies Centre and Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation. It focuses on the emergence and effects of new patterns of maritime trade and travel between c. 1700 and 1900. The impact of the Atlantic slave trade, the effects of abolitionist intervention in West Africa, the consequences of coerced and voluntary migration, and the representation of travel and exploration around the Atlantic and the Pacific are some of the themes that will be considered during this conference organised by the Hakluyt Society in collaboration with the University of Hull and the University of Worcester. Confirmed speakers include Captain Michael Barritt (President of the Hakluyt Society), Professor David Richardson (Former Director of WISE, University of Hull), Dr. Nigel Rigby (Head of Research, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich), and Dr. Silke Strickrodt (Visiting Research Fellow, Centre of Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin).
The conference organisers invite proposals for papers focusing on the links between maritime trade, travel and cultural encounter. Proposals for papers of 20 minutes duration are particularly welcomed from postgraduate research students, early career researchers and individuals working in the maritime heritage sector. A limited number of Hakluyt Society bursaries are available to registered postgraduate students to support travel in the UK and overnight accommodation in Hull.
Paper proposals consisting of a 300-word abstract followed by a short paragraph (200-300) detailing biographical information and publications should be sent to Professor Suzanne Schwarz (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31 August 2015. Applications for Hakluyt Society bursaries outlining specific requests for costs should be submitted at the same time. The main venue will be the Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE.
Conference Registration: £30 (including tea and coffee). The conference is free to members of the Hakluyt Society. The registration fee will be waived for individuals joining the Society at the start of the conference (this means that anyone who qualifies as a student member will benefit from a year’s membership without further charge). Instructions for conference registration will follow.
For details of membership and how to join the Society, see: http://www.hakluyt.com/hak-soc-membership.htm