Inter-university Research Webinar on Maritime History, 2022

Co-organized by the Centre of Maritime History, Institute for Mediterranean Studies-FORTH and the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies, University of Exeter.

The purpose of the fortnight seminar is to scholarly dialogue of PhD candidates, post-docs and researchers in Maritime themes in humanities and social sciences.

There will be 25-minute presentations of papers derived from ongoing research, which will then be discussed by the group. Each Meeting would last about 90 minutes with two speakers (one from each institution). Meetings will take place on Zoom at 14.00-15.30 UK time and 16.00-17.30 Greek time.

Tuesday 22 February 2022

  • Kalliopi Vasilaki, (CMH-IMS/FORTH & University of Crete), The maritime community of La Ciotat: the role of the Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes on influencing the town's transition from sail to steam (1850-1916)
  • Lewis Wade, (CMHS Exeter) The Ship of State at Sea? Corporate Underwriting, Neutral Shipping and French Economic Policy, 1688-1697

Tuesday 8 March 2022

  • Minas Antypas, (CMH-IMS/FORTH & University of Crete), Decline or readjustment? Ship-owners and shipping companies of the island of Hydra (1828-1862)
  • Jake Dyble, (CMHS Exeter, University of Padua), The threat of the “avania”: Risk management in the Levant trade and the growth of an Orientalist discourse

Tuesday 22 March 2022

  • Antonio Iodice, (CMHS Exeter, Università di Genova) (How to (not) write an Average report. Rhetoric strategies in seamen’s testimonials from Western Mediterranean (1590-1700)
  • Alkis Kapokakis, (CMH-IMS/FORTH & University of Crete), Seamen and Maritime communities in Greece during the transition from sail to steam, 1850-1920