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Workshop: Early Modern Maritime Data and Global Economic History (University of Exeter, UK, 5-6 June 2023)

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Workshop: Risk and Entrepreneurship – Old Discussions, Innovative Questions, New InsightsLeiden University, The Netherlands, 7-8 June 2023

This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the following funders: Leiden University fund CWB (grant nr. W221373-3-1), University of Exeter European Network Fund 2022-2023 (grant nr. 6.4), the Roots and Routes Network of the Posthumus Institute, and the NWO VICI project Exploiting the Empire of Others (grant nr. VI.C.191.027).

 

The list below shows conferences previously held in the Centre.

Working Lives between the Deck and the Dock

Comparative Perspectives on Sailors as International Labourers (16th–18th century) – University of Exeter, 10th–12th September 2013

The conference examined the early modern maritime sector as the first truly international (and indeed global) labour market, exploring the economic, legal, and social dimensions of employment at sea during a period of profound expansion and transformation in European maritime activity.

Conceived as an essential part of the ERC-funded project Sailing into Modernity: comparative perspectives on the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European economic transition, the conference presented the preliminary findings of our research while, at the same time, went beyond the Mediterranean-centred scope of the project by opening up the discussion to the rest of the globe.

The plenary lecture was be delivered by Richard W. Unger (University of British Columbia). Speakers included Andrea Addobbati (Università di Pisa), Amélia Polónia (Universidade do Porto), Carla Rahn-Philips (University of Minnesota), Jelle van Lottum (University of Birmingham) and Matthias van Rossum (Universiteit Leiden).

The venue for the conference was the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, one of the UK's main centres for teaching and research in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic history and culture. This striking modern building has state-of-the-art teaching and study facilities, a café, spacious common rooms and extensive exhibition space. It is also home to the Arab World Documentation Unit.

The conference is funded by the European Research Council.

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