Conference: The Environmental Histories of Ports and Ocean Trade
The Centre for Port and Maritime History [CPMH] has announced its annual conference: The Environmental Histories of Ports and Ocean Trade which will be held in Liverpool 18-19 September 2015.
CPMH have issued a call for papers outlining the principles behind the conference along with a list of potential topics.
– Ports and environmental knowledge
– Environmental histories of oceans, estuaries, and marine life
– The role of ships in connecting transoceanic ports
– Ports in the age of sail versus the age of fossil fuels
– Ports in temperate and tropical worlds
– Ports as exotic and liminal environments
– Ports, urban development, and pollution
– Ports, tourism and the environment
– The environmental histories of fishing industries and fishing ports
– Commodities, empires, and expansion?
– Changing port and riparian topographies and ecologies
– Quarantines: human and non-human
– Environmental history, ports and food systems (from cuisine, to food security, to the
political economy of international food trade)
– Ports as sites of biological – and other – invasions
– Ports and climate history
– The built environments of port landscapes and waterscapes: histories and legacies