CFP: Where Empires Collide: Dockyards and Naval Bases in and around the Indian Ocean
April 4, 2020
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, U.K.
This one-day conference on 4 April 2020 at the National Maritime Museum will examine the role of naval bases and naval support facilities of all nationalities in and around the Indian Ocean. It is organised by the Naval Dockyards Society.
Were bases built to defend colonies, control colonies, or to attack the enemy? Were they to suppress local forces, engage companies threatening the British East India Company or as adjuncts to European struggles? How useful were they to their founding countries in the 17th–20th centuries? How has their heritage developed?
Talks will be 20-40 minutes, to be followed by a paper draft to be 6–10K words long, required three months after the Conference for editing for publication . Please send titles and 300-word synopsis to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For accepted paper proposals, the Naval Dockyards Society will pay standard U.K. travel expenses (not international flights), conference fees and lunch, publish papers in the Society’s Transactions and give all speakers a complimentary copy.
Deadline: 30 November 2019
The full call is at https://navaldockyards.org/conferences/
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