FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF EURASIAN MARITIME HISTORY

 

Dear Colleagues;
It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF EURASIAN MARITIME HISTORY to be held in Istanbul, the charming and historical city of Turkey where the two continents meet.

In collaboration with the Turkish Chamber of Shipping and Piri Reis University, we will do ourbest to make the congress successful. We hope that you also will share our enthusiasm to study and preserve the Eurasian Maritime Heritage.

This First Congress of Eurasian Maritime History is devoted to Turkish Maritime History. For many of us, the study of Eurasian maritime history unlocks important insights into the past maritime cultures and societies of the Black Sea, the Turkish Straits, the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas, the Caspian Sea, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. By bringing together the contributions of international and Turkish historians, we aim to convey this maritime heritage to future generations. The congress will also bring together the representatives of the maritime historical archives to promote mutual collaboration and information exchange.

Our aim is to perpetuate this initiative and maintain the organisation of a congress every other two or three years in different cities of the world. Proposals for the location of future congresses will be welcomed and discussed during the Istanbul meeting as well as the new congress themes. As you will see in the call for papers, the large variety of themes will encourage many researchers to participate in the congress.

We kindly invite you to join the congress and look forward to meeting you in Istanbul.

Metin ATAC Admiral (R) Congress Chairman

 

About congress
First International Congress of Eurasian Maritime History.

Piri Reis University, named after the famous, 16th century Turkish admiral and cartographer, was established in 2008 to serve the maritime industry both in Turkey and at international levels. The university has earned a prominent place in the Turkish maritime industry through its exceptional education quality. Piri Reis University has decided to hold the First International Congress of Eurasian Maritime History, which will convey our Turkish maritime heritage to future generations by bringing together the contributions of international and Turkish historians. Piri Reis University has also decided to hold this organisation once every two years.

The first congress will be held in Istanbul throughout the week of 5 November 2012 .

Call for Papers
First International Congress of Eurasian Maritime History.

Piri Reis University, named after the famous, 16th century Turkish admiral and cartographer, was established in 2008 to serve the maritime industry both in Turkey and at international levels. The university has earned a prominent place in the Turkish maritime industry through its exceptional education quality. Piri Reis University has decided to hold the First International Congress of Eurasian Maritime History, which will convey our Turkish maritime heritage to future generations by bringing together the contributions of international and Turkish historians.

The Organising Committee is pleased to invite for the First International Congress of Eurasian Maritime History to be held in Istanbul between 5 and 9 November 2012.

The 2012 Congress seeks to emphasize the international, transnational and global character of the Turkish maritime history of the Black Sea, the Turkish Straits, the Agean and the Mediterranean Seas, the Caspian Sea, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. Emphasis will also be given to their relevance to Seljukids, and Ottoman eras, until the end of the 19th century.

The Organising Committee invites proposals for sessions that address any issue such as naval, technical, and economic aspects of maritime history, listed in the Appendix, within the above mentioned scope and related areas and relations. The Congress has a special goal as to achieve the results of the relation between maritime and global history.

The contributions based on newly explored historical documents and subjects are most welcome, and will be given priority in the Congress Program.

The Congress will consist of plenaries and sessions and as well as poster presentations. The papers to be presented in the sessions should not exceed 20 minutes each.

We welcome the submission of -250- word abstracts for papers and poster presentations that broadly address the congress themes. The deadline for submission is 14 November 2011. Please register online and make your abstract according to the criteria shown on the registration/abstracts page of our web site and forward it as attachment to the form therein.

All proposals will be reviewed and a notification to authors will be sent by 06 January 2012 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted for presentations.

We look forward to receiving your inputs and submissions.

Kind regards,

 

Prof.Dr. Osman Kamil SAG

Admiral (R) Metin ATAC

 

Rector
Piri Reis Maritime University

22 nd Naval Forces Commander of the Republic of Turkey
Chairman of the Congress

 

Appendix : Congress Themes

Point of contact:

Piri Reis University
Istasyon Mahallesi, Tuzla 34940 ISTANBUL/TURKEY
E-mail : congress2012@pirireis.edu.tr
Web site : http://congress2012.pirireis.edu.tr

Tel: 0090 216-581 00 48

(R.Adm.(R) Nazif OZDAGDEVIREN
(PRMU Continuing Education Center) Secretary of the Organization Committee)

Abstracts
First International Congress of Eurasian Maritime History.

Thank you for your interest.

We wish to inform you that we no longer accept abstracts.

 

Congress Themes
First International Congress of Eurasian Maritime History.

1. Naval power and strategy
2. Naval warfare (campaigns, battles and sieges)
3. Naval technology
4. Maritime policies
5. Maritime heritage (maritime art and literature, maritime museums, ships history, tall ships etc.)
6. Maritime trade and maritime law
7. Nautical science (navigation, navigational instruments, cartography and sea charts)
8. Marine architecture (ports and harbours, coastal fortifications, shipyards, lighthouses)
9. Marine engineering (shipbuilding, sailships, steamships, marine engines)
10. Maritime training
11. Marine sciences (oceanography, climatology etc.)
12. Piracy
13. Nautical archelogy (shipwrecks)
14. Life on board
15. Health on board (naval medicine, naval physicians and surgeons; naval hospitals, diseases,
treatments, drugs etc.)
16. Maritime labours and maritime communities (including biographies and memoirs)
17. Fishing and fisheries
18. Maritime Archives

Piri Reis University
Istasyon Mahallesi,Tuzla 34940 ISTANBUL/TURKEY

E-mail : congress2012@pirireis.edu.tr
Web site : http://congress2012.pirireis.edu.tr