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Irish Maritime History Conferences

Ireland is an island nation, with a rich maritime heritage. This annual conference explores its sea-going past and culture, along with that of its European neighbours.

Topics have included the Vikings; piracy; the Spanish Armada; international trade; the Napoleonic War at sea; island nations; emigration; port cities; Lusitania; WWI submarine warfare; piracy; naval warfare; fishing; coastal communities; storms; shipwrecks; victualling; coastal management, maritime paintings, boat building and foreign naval interventions.

With start-up assistance from the Irish Research Council and the on-going support from the Port of Cork, Drs Hiram Morgan and John Borgonovo have run a roundtable on Cork Harbour (in 2013) and three major international conferences under the title ‘A safe place for ships’.

Irish Maritime History Conference 2014

‘A Safe Place for Ships’: Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea
28-29 November 2014

Speakers include: Prof Eric Grove (Liverpool Hope Univ.); Prof Donnchadh Ó Corráin (UCC); Prof Michelà D’Angelo (Univ. of Messina); Dr Simon Mercieca (University of Malta); Prof Claire Connolly (UCC); Prof Jürgen Elvert (University of Cologne); Dr Susan Flavin (Trinity College Dublin); Dr Connie Kelleher (National Monuments Service / UCC).

Conference organised by Dr Hiram Morgan and Dr John Borgonovo, School of History, University College Cork.

Funding for the Cork conference is from the Irish Research Council’s New Foundations Scheme with assistance from the Port of Cork Company.

Irish Maritime History Conference 2015

This conference explores Ireland’s rich sea-going past and culture. Topics include piracy, naval warfare, smuggling, fishing communities, shipwrecks, Lusitania, boat-building, ports, World War One and the Irish seas.

Speakers include: Fionnbarr Moore (National Monuments Service), Theo Dorgan, Dr Charles Ludington (Marie Curie Fellow, UCC/ North Carolina State University), Prof. Favio Troncarelli (Universita Viterbo), Dr James O’Neill (IRC Fellow, UCC), Dr Ruth Canning (Marie Curie Fellow, UCC/ Concordia University), Dr John Cunningham (NUIG), Dr John Mulqueen (TCD), Dr Paul Huddie (University of West London), Sajid Bin Doza ( Universidade de Évora).

Organised by Dr Hiram Morgan and Dr John Borgonovo, School of History, UCC.

Sponsored by the Port of Cork.

Irish Maritime History Conference 2016

Speakers include: Peter Murray (Crawford Gallery), Dr Kieran Hickey (UCC), Prof. Poul Holm (TCD), Breda Moriarty and Rachel Murphy (UCC), Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile (NUIG), Dr Connie Kelleher and Dr Hiram Morgan (UCC), Dr Fred Hocker (Vasa Museum, Stockholm), Dr Declan Downey (UCD), Joe Varley (University of Hull), Tommy Graham (History Ireland) with Dr Hiram Morgan (UCC), Dr Sylvie Kleinman (TCD) and Dr Jérome aan de Wiel (UCC).

Sponsored by the Port of Cork.

Irish National Institute for Historical Research

School of History, University College Cork, 2 Carrigside, College Road, Cork T12 WV50, Ireland,