A Civil Ocean – A Naval Space: Negotiating Boundaries between War and Peace at Sea
International conference of the Northern Sea Maritime Museums’ Network
April 28th-30th, 2022 in Bremerhaven/ Bremen, Germany
This conference aims at a general reinterpretation and reformulation of naval history in a broader international context. It seeks to promote a dialogue between maritime and more general general areas of historical, political, and sociological sciences. It evaluates the specific role of the sea as a space for political and economic interaction and considers the role of the sea as a framework for technological innovations on the threshold between military and scientific institutions. This conference is open to maritime historians and art historians, archaeologists, political and social scientists, but also specialists in the field of maritime law and shipbuilding as well as those involved in safety management at sea from both civilian and military backgrounds.
A preliminary conference program is organized around five sessions:
- Entangled maritime culture
- Maritime technologies between war and peace
- Resources at sea
- Looking back into the future: shipwrecks and museum artifacts
- Open forum for the presentation of museum and exhibition projects via posters or websites
To learn more about the conference and the panel themes, you can read the full CFP for more details.
The conference is organized by the Northern Sea Maritime Museums’ Network. We strongly encourage museums and exhibition makers to participate in the open forum including poster presentations as well as digital formats in order to discuss recent exhibition or reinstallation projects with respect to the conference theme. A publication of the conference proceedings in a peer-reviewed format is planned. You may consider either a contribution to one of the four thematic panels or to the open forum session.
Please send in a title and an abstract of about 300-500 words in English to Ruth Schilling (German Maritime Museum) at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2021. You will be informed about participation no later than November 1, 2021. The travel costs of all active participants will be reimbursed.