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2022 Peter N Davies Seminar

Posted: Monday 17th October 2022

2022 Peter N Davies Seminar


Centre for Port and Maritime History

Peter N Davies Seminar 

2  November @ 5:30pm 



Morten Tinning, ‘Imagined futures of sail and steam’


Peter Davies was one of Britain’s foremost scholars of the international shipping industry and a founding member of the Centre for Port and Maritime History. The Centre is pleased to host this annual seminar series in honour of his contribution to maritime history and his support for emerging scholars in the discipline.

Morten Tinning (Copenhagen Business School) will present this year's seminar on: 'Imagined futures of sail and steam'

This presentation explores how a Danish maritime community shaped entrepreneurial activity through the process of envisioning competing imagined futures. It does so through a public debate about the transition from sail to steam in 1899. In the debate, local actors evaluated and negotiated expectations for the future as embedded in existing norms, interpretations of the past, and socio-technical systems. The presentation gives an in-depth view of a traditional maritime community struggling to navigate the transition from sail to steam and the potential role of community in constructing and disputing over imagined business futures.

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