Call For Papers – 4th Mediterranean Maritime History Network Conference

CFP: 4th Mediterranean Maritime History Network Conference – Barcelona (Spain), 7,8 & 9 May 2014
The principal aim of the Mediterranean Maritime History Network (MMHN) is to act as a clearinghouse for the exchange of information concerning research currently underway relating to the field of Mediterranean maritime history widely conceived. Previous conferences have been held in Valletta (2002), Messina/Taormina (2006) and Izmir (2010). The next conference is scheduled to be held in Barcelona in May 2014.

Proposals are invited for sessions/papers/short communications informing on current research being undertaken on Mediterranean maritime history since the thirteenth century CE on the use of the sea as a resource, for transport, power projection, scientific purposes, leisure activities, and as an inspiration in culture and ideology. Specials sessions will be set aside for contributions on the maritime history of Barcelona from the earliest times.

The conference will be hosted by the Museu Marítim de Barcelona. Over the last few decades, this institution has become a focus point for maritime history in both Spain and the Mediterranean. More than a mere repository of artifacts, the Museu Marítim de Barcelona, is also a vibrant centre for maritime culture. Housed in the Drassanes Reials de Barcelona, the former Royal Dockyards whose origins date back to the Middle Ages, it is one of the most impressive and best-preserved buildings in the City of Barcelona which day by day reminds us of our maritime heritage. The conference will be supported by the University of Barcelona and other research institutions.

A one page proposal in English or French, along with a 100 word curriculum vitae, should be sent to the MMHN Coordinator ( by not later than 18 January 2013. Notification of acceptance will be provided by the end of April 2013.  For more information about the organization of the conference please contact Inma González or Dolors Bernal of the organizing committee at or  respectively.

All papers presented at the Conference will be considered for publication in the Journal of Mediterranean Studies.


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