The Institute for Mediterranean Studies-FORTH as part of the ERC STG 2016 'Seafaring Lives in Transition. Mediterranean Maritime Labor and Shipping during Globalization, 1850s-1920s', is organizing the first international meeting on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October in the lecture hall of IMS, Nick. Foka 130, in Rethymnon.
During the seminar, researchers from the Universities of Barcelona, Genoa, Aix-Marseilles and Crete, will discuss research approaches to Mediterranean and Black Sea shipping issues. The keynote address of the meeting will be on Friday 6 October at 20.00 by Professor Gopalan Balachandran of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, on "Sailors beyond the Seas and the Seas: Modern Seafarers in History and Society".
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Seafaring Lives Getting on Board
First Workshop of the ERC Starting Grant 2016 project
Seafaring Lives in Transition. Mediterranean Maritime Labour and Transport during Globalization,1850s-1920s
Rethymno, 6-7 October 2017
Friday 6 October
16.30 Welcome on board by Prof. Gelina Harlaftis (Director IMS) and by Dr Apostolos Delis (PI of the project) and introductory presentation of the 'SeaLiT'.
Session I: 17.00-19.00 Seafaring Lives in the Western Mediterranean
Chair: Anna Sydorenko
Jordi Ibarz Gelabert (University of Barcelona) & Enric Garcia Domingo (University of Barcelona/Maritime Museum of Barcelona), Sources for the study of the Maritime Community in Barcelona (1850-1930)
Luca Lo Basso (University of Genoa/NAVLAB), Fonti per lo studio della navigazione in Liguria nell'età della trasformazione (secc. XIX-XX): il caso di Genova
Paolo Calcagno (University of Genoa/NAVLAB), Fonti per lo studio della navigazione in Liguria nell'età della trasformazione (secc. XIX-XX): il caso di Savona
Olivier Raveux, (TELEMME/CNRS/University Aix-Marseille), Les mécaniciens des navires à vapeur du port de Marseille (1831-1864) : apparition d'un métier et construction d'une profession maritime
20.00 Keynote Lecture
Gopalan Balachandran (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)
Sailors beyond ships and seas: modern seafarers in history and society
Saturday 7 October
Session II: 10.00 -12.00 Seafaring Lives in the Central-Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea
Chair: Enric Garcia Domingo
Katerina Galani (IMS/FORTH) & Apostolos Delis (IMS/FORTH), Maritime communities in transition; A typical case study and the antiparadigm: strength and weaknesses
Anna Sydorenko (IMS/FORTH), Maritime Odessa: what do archives tell us?
Dimitra Samiou (Independent Researcher), The private records of a shipowner's family of Andros (1920-1960): managing to make history from bits and pieces
Session III: 14.00-16.00 Young Seafarers on Board
Chair: Luca Lo Basso
Eduard Page Campos (University of Barcelona), The historical and spatial configuration of an urban-maritime community: the case of Barceloneta (1753-1857)
Leonardo Scavino (University of Genoa/NAVLAB), Sources for the study of a seafaring community: the case of Camogli (1850s-1920s)
Kalliopi (Popi) Vasilaki (University of Crete/IMS-FORTH), The maritime communities of the French Mediterranean (1850-1920): main research questions
Alkis Kapokakis (University of Crete/IMS-FORTH), Some preliminary aspects of maritime labour in Greece, 1830-1920
Session IV: 16.30-18.30 Cultural Informatics and History
Chair: Katerina Galani
Martin Doerr (Centre for Cultural Informatics/ICS/FORTH), Opportunities and challenges of historical research with integrated information management
Korina Doerr (Centre for Cultural Informatics/ICS/FORTH) & George Bruseker (Centre for Cultural Informatics/ICS/FORTH), The SeaLiT Information Management Strategy
Korina Doerr, Kostas Petrakis (Centre for Cultural Informatics/ICS/FORTH), FastCat Quick Manual Digitization System Tutorial
19.00 Round Table
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 714437).