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A double cause for celebration at NUI Galway in the coming weeks. First, we are delighted to welcome Professor Susanne Lachenicht from the University of Bayreuth to deliver a paper to our weekly History seminar at 16.00 on 28 January 2015, in Room G010
G011, Hardiman Building. The title of her paper will be ‘Negotiating Asylum in Europe and the Atlantic World in the 17th and 18th Centuries’. And that talk will be followed by the launch of a new book, The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe’s Modern Past (Palgrave Macmillan), edited by our colleagues Róisín Healy and Enrico Dal Lago. All are welcome!
[UPDATE: Please note the change in room number – the launch will take place in Room G010 rather than G011 as first advertised.]
Upcoming conference: Nautical Science, Navigation, and the Exploration of the Atlantic (2-4 Oct 2014)
The conference programme is available to download here.
The XVII Reunion of the International Committee for the History of Nautical Science will take place on October 2 – 4, 2014 in Galway, Ireland, at the Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway.
The theme of the 2014 conference will be: Nautical Science, Navigation, and the Exploration of the Atlantic
The theme will incorporate many ideas, including, but not limited to:
- The role of nautical science in opening the Atlantic in the Age of the Discoveries and later
- The transmission of knowledge of the Atlantic through various methods: piloting, experience, literature and propaganda, state institutions, etc.
- What is the Atlantic? International perspectives
- The role of the Atlantic in local and national cultures
- The history of Atlantic exploration
Conference Language: English
Successful applicants should note that presentations should not exceed 30 minutes.
The ICHNS is already in the process of negotiation to publish these papers in an edited, peer-reviewed volume of the conference proceedings.
Moreover, this year sees the presentation of the first Luis de Albuquerque Prize for Outstanding Paper at the conference, which will be chosen by the audience.
Registration fee for speakers: €30
Please send your submissions to Edward Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) with a CV and an abstract of between 150 to 200 words before the end of July 2014. The titles and abstracts will appear on the website once the programme is complete.
[Image: detail from the Cantino planisphere (c.1502), via Wikimedia Commons.]