Conference theme: PORTS – NODES OF GLOBALIZATION – History, Perspectives, Museums
In order to deepen our understanding of the history, presence and future of ports, the Historic Museums Hamburg would like to invite scholars and museum practitioners to an ICMM Regional Conference to be held in Hamburg from 17th to 19th October 2018.
We would like to present and discuss current academic research and innovative approaches from the museum practice on the following topics:
Ports as places and nodes of globalization and colonialism
Change and development of seaports and inland ports
Changes in technology and work in the port (from manual work to digital work)
Experiences and memories of port work
Ports as industrial areas
Ecological “intruders” in the harbor
Sustainability and future of the port industry and port conglomerates
The “myths” of ports and port cities
Call for Papers
We are looking for papers from current research in the social sciences, cultural anthropology, social and economic history, maritime history, industrial archeology and contemporary history as well as contributions on innovative approaches in collection policies, exhibitions and educational programs of maritime museums.
The conference language will be English. The conference papers will be published in a proceedings volume. The travel and accommodation costs of the speakers are borne by the host.
Proposals for papers should be submitted as PDF via e-mail until 31st July 2018 to:
Projectmanager for the Development of the German Port Museum
Abstracts should be less than 500 words. Please give the name and affiliation of the author and co-authors. The title should be brief and descriptive.
Conference Host: Foundation of the Historic Museums Hamburg / German Port Museum
FURTHER DETAILS AND BACKGROUND TO THE CONFERENCE CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE