Presentation

WELCOME TO THE 8th IMHA International Congress of Maritime History

IMHA – International Maritime History Association and CITCEM –U. PORTO (Transdisciplinary Research Centre Culture, Space and Memory – University of Porto) are proud to announce that IMHA’s 8th International Congress of Maritime History will be held in Porto between June 30 and July 03, 2020.
This International meeting follows the successful congresses that have been held, every four years since 1992, in Liverpool, UK (1992), Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1996), Esbjerg, Denmark (2000), Corfu, Greece (2004), Greenwich, UK (2008), Ghent, Belgium (2012) and Perth, Australia (2016).
The main theme will be “Old and New Uses of the Oceans”, and the aim is to investigate the many aspects of the relationship between humans and the oceans. We sail the surface of the oceans, harvest their resources, and exploit the minerals on and under the ocean floor. The oceans are also used as inspiration, for literature and other forms of art, and they shape relations among humans – both distant and close ones.

As with previous congresses, ICMH8 adopts a broad concept of maritime history, treating it as an interdisciplinary field that covers all historical periods and areas and all aspects of humankind’s relationship with the sea.

About the event

The 8th IMHA International Congress of Maritime History is promoted by IMHA – International Maritime History Association, and will be hosted in Porto (Portugal) by CITCEM –U. PORTO (Transdisciplinary Research Centre Culture, Space and Memory – University of Porto) on June 30 – July 03, 2020.
The main theme will be “Old and New Uses of the Oceans”, and the aim is to investigate the many aspects of the relationship between humans and the oceans. We sail the surface of the oceans, harvest their resources, and exploit the minerals on and under the ocean floor. The oceans are also used as inspiration, for literature and other forms of art, and they shape relations among humans – both distant and close ones.

As with previous congresses, ICMH8 adopts a broad concept of maritime history, treating it as an interdisciplinary field that covers all historical periods and areas and all aspects of humankind’s relationship with the sea.

About CITCEM

The Transdisciplinary Research Centre “Culture, Space and Memory” is an I&D unit recognized and funded by FCT, specialized in research within the scientific domains of Humanities, specially in the fields of History, Archaeology, Art History, Cultural and Literary Studies, Museology, Historical Demography, Sociabilities, but also including other fields within Social Sciences. Created in 2007 as a result of the fusion between previous research units, CITCEM has taken the challenge of structure itself as a transdisciplinary research platform, with the ability to promote the articulation with advanced training, research internationalization and knowledge spreading within its thematic fields.
www.citcem.org

About The INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HISTORY ASSOCIATION

IMHA The aim of the International Maritime History Association (IMHA) is to promote maritime history globally and facilitate collaboration between maritime researchers.
The IMHA has adopted a broad concept of maritime history, treating it as a discipline that covers dynamics in all aspects of humankind’s relationship with the world’s oceans and inland waterways from ancient times to the present.

In order to do so the IMHA promotes:

  • studies in maritime history from ancient times to the present;
  • collaboration among maritime historians across the world;
  • junior researchers within maritime history;
  • maritime history within other fields of historical research;
  • maritime history within other disciplines, which share a maritime focus;
  • academic teaching programs within maritime history;
  • institutional recognition of maritime history.

In order to fulfill its mission the IMHA has developed a range of activities and resources:

It publishes four volumes of the international, peer-review journal International Journal of Maritime History annually and a series of research monographs entitled Research in Maritime History.

IMHA regularly publishes a newsletter on maritime history regarding upcoming conferences, book releases, scholarships, job-announcements etc. within the field of maritime history. IMHA also co-ordinates the International Maritime Economic History Association Linkedin Group, an internet discussion forum that keeps subscribers posted about events and current issues related to the field.

IMHA organizes an international congress of maritime history every four years. Since 1992 IMEHA has held successful congresses in Liverpool, UK (1992), Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1996), Esbjerg, Denmark (2000), Corfu, Greece (2004), Greenwich, UK (2008), Ghent, Belgium (2012) and Perth, Australia (2016). Several hundred participants have attended each conference.

IMHA also awards prizes to junior researchers in order to promote research within maritime history.

The IMHA welcomes members from all disciplines who share an interest in humankind’s relationship with the sea.