Ports and Harbours: The Convergence of Water, Land, and Humanity

Ports and Harbours:  The Convergence of Water, Land, and Humanity

Ports and Harbours: The Convergence of Water, Land, and Humanity

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Canadian Nautical Research Society / Société canadienne pour la recherche nautique

Annual Conference and Meeting

Ports and Harbours: The Convergence of Water, Land, and Humanity

18-19 August 2022


Participation in the conference is free for Members of the CNRS. To request a link for the virtual conference, please send an email to Michael Moir with “Conference registration” in the subject line. To join the CNRS, please visit our membership page. Reduced rates are available for students and early career researchers.

Schedule (subject to change)

Times indicated below are Eastern Daylight Time

18 August 2022
1045-1100    Welcome and introductory remarks
1100-1220    Session 1.    Chair: Thomas Malcomson
Roger Sarty, “Halifax Harbour’s Western Shoreline, 1793-2017: Soldiers, Sailors, Parklands, and Suburban Sprawl”
Brian Jeffrey Street, “Built for a Miracle: A Closer Look at the East Mole at Dunkirk”
1220-1300    Lunch
1300-1420    Session 2    Chair: Michael Moir
Mark MacKenzie, “Legacy of the Gold Rush: Historical Contingency and the Fraser Port”
Chris Madsen, “Professional Port Police: Donald Cassidy’s 1967 Report on Policing and Security in Canadian Commercial Ports”
1420-1440    Break
1440-1600    Session 3    Chair: Meaghan Walker
Nicholas Rogers, “Aboard the Thetis. The Trials of Robert Barker”
Margaret Schotte, “From Port to Port – New Perspectives on French Voyages in the Indian Ocean”
1600-1620    Break
1620-1740    Session 4    Chair: Thomas Malcomson
Jeff Noakes, “Little Ship, Big Screen: A Battle of the Atlantic Animation at the Canadian War Museum”
Martin Hubley, “The convergence of water, land and humanity in watercolour – An overview of The Watercolour World project as a resource for maritime and naval historians”
19 August 2022
1045-1100    Welcome back and conference announcements
1100-1220    Session 5    Chair: Richard Gimblett
Isabel Campbell, “‘Manning the naval shore stations.’ How dismantling the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service in 1946 deprived Canada of key intelligence capabilities in the early Cold War”
Richard Goette, “Why did it Take So Long for the RCAF to Establish a Joint Headquarters in Halifax during the Second World War?”
1220-1300    Lunch
1300-1420    Session 6    Chair: Richard Goette
Michael Moir, “As Scarce as a Snowball in Hades: Shipbuilding and the Search for Skilled Labour during the First World War”
Alex Comber, “Scrapping the super carrier – what the satellites saw”
1420-1540    Session 7    Chair: Erika Behrisch
1330-1500 Paul Mansell, “Incapable of Executing Their Lordships’ Orders: The Royal Navy, the War of Jenkins’ Ear, and Epidemic Typhus”
Thomas Malcomson, “The Re-Establishment of the British Navy on Lake Erie, 1814 through 1834”
1540-1600    Break
1600 –    Annual General Meeting

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