CPMH Annual Conference

9-10 September 2016 | Liverpool | #CPMH2016

The Centre for Port and Maritime History hosts an annual interdisciplinary conference, with a different theme each year. In 2012 we invited colleagues to talk on Port City Lives, in 2013 our topic was The Otherness of Port Cities, in 2014 we discussed Vectors, and in 2015 we looked at Environmental Histories. We are delighted to announce our 2016 conference on “Criminality, Morality, Punishment”.

Criminality, Morality, Punishment

Port cities and towns are the proverbial ‘liminal’ space, betwixt and between land and sea, the domestic and the alien, the familiar and the foreign. Traditionally, such ‘between’ spaces have often been seen as providing the opportunity for mischief, misrule, and the plain illicit and illegal. The 5th annual Port City Lives conference, organized by the Centre for Port and Maritime History and to be held in Liverpool on 9-10 September 2016, will reflect on the theme of “Criminality, Morality, Punishment.” We welcome proposals of individual papers and whole panels (three papers) on these or any other issues connected to port city criminality. The conference is without limitations in terms of either period or geography.

2016 Call for Papers (PDF)

Closing date for abstracts: 30 June 2016