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Conference - Memorialisation & the Sea

Posted: Friday 29th July 2022

Conference - Memorialisation & the Sea

Centre for Port and Maritime History

Announcing the packed programme for this years' annual conference. Memorialisation & the Sea will be held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 September 2022 in Liverpool. Registration is now open!


Day one is an in person only event

Thursday 15th - Merseyside Maritime Museum, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ. 

11:00 – Registration and refreshments
11:30 – 13:00 Welcome and walking tour, Dr Andy Davies, University of Liverpool & Prof Nick White, LJMU
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote Lecture - Dr Andre Keil, Senior Lecture in Modern History, LJMU
‘The ‘Wilhelm Gustloff’ and the ‘Cap Arcona’: Two Contested Maritime Sites of Memory of the Second World War in Germany’

Day two is an in person and hybrid event

Friday 16th – Redmonds Building, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L3 5UG

9:30 – 10:15 Alison Welsby, Liverpool University Press and Prof Nick White, LJMU
A short presentation on converting a thesis to a monograph, how to get published and an introduction to the Centre for Port and Maritime History’s LUP series – Studies in Port and Maritime History, followed by Q&A

10:15 – 11:05 Panel one: Technological Change and Nostalgia
Morten Tinning, PhD Candidate, Copenhagen Business School
‘Sailing ship nostalgia and identity among Danish seafarers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’
Dr Filippo Menozzi, Programme leader, MA English Literature, LJMU
‘Cargo Memories: Politics of Recollection in The Forgotten Space’

11:20 – 12:45 Panel two: The Perils of the Sea
Dr Howard Fuller, Reader in War Studies, University of Wolverhampton
‘Disremembering the Past: The Forlorn Case of HMS Captain (1870)’
Barbara Tomlinson, Curator Emeritus, Royal Museums Greenwich
‘The RNLI and others: memorials and medals to lifesavers’
Hanna Nsugbe, PhD Candidate, LJMU
‘Maritime memorialisation as justification for environmental disturbance? Examining the application of sovereign immunity to sunken warships in Micronesian waters’

13:45 – 15:05 Panel three: Monuments and Museums
Linda Inga, PhD in Nautical and Naval Design, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
‘The Mediterranean identity and its traditional ports as open-air museums’
Dr Paul O’Keeffe, Independent researcher and author
‘For the Vindication of Rights and Protection of Commerce’

Dr Rowan Thompson, Alumni Fellow, Institute of Historical Research
‘Pageantry, Heritage, and Naval Commemoration in Interwar Britain’

15:20 – 16:10 Panel four: Contested Memories
David Isserman, PhD candidate, Edge Hill University
‘The Long Moral Arc: The Liverpool Chinese Seamen Memorial and Maritime radicalism’
Robin Plant, Independent researcher currently working with University of Liverpool and Sheffield Museums
‘John Bramley Moore Dock and Everton F.C.’s New Stadium: Contested Maritime Memorialisation’

16:10 Closing remarks, reception, and award for the best paper by a post-graduate
17:00 Conference Close

Download full conference programme.

Registration is £10 for waged and free for unwaged.

Please register here: CPMH Conference 2022: Memorialisation & the Sea | Liverpool John Moores University (