Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Maritime Masculinities: 1815-1940

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Maritime Masculinities Conference

Who this event is for

  • Everyone
  • Academic community


St Anne’s College, Oxford


Registration has opened for the Maritime Masculinities conference which takes place at St Anne’s College Oxford, 19-20 December 2016. The conference features a wide range of international speakers from the UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Germany and Sweden, along with keynotes from Professor Joanne Begiato, Oxford Brookes University, Dr Mary Conley, College of the Holy Cross, and Dr Isaac Land, Indiana State University.

Maritime Masculinities covers the period from 1815–1940, which saw the demise of the sail ship, the rise of steam and oil-powered ships, the erosion of British naval and maritime supremacy during two world wars, the advent of the Pax Britannica, and the emergence of popular navalism through the press, popular literature, photography and film.  Panels will cover a wide range of topics and themes including: material culture and technology, bravery and honour, memory and nostalgia, race and empire, visual culture, life stages, homosociability, and sexualities.  A full conference programme will be published shortly.  

Further information about Maritime Masculinities is available from the conference website and on twitter @MMasculinities

Maritime Masculinities is supported by Oxford Brookes University, Portsmouth University and the Society for Nautical Research.  The conference is being organised by Prof Joanne Begiato, Dr Steven Gray, Dr Isaac Land and Ms Lorna M. Campbell.