Conference 28-29 Nov

Maritime History Conference

‘A safe place for ships’:
Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea

Old Cork Port

University College Cork

Main Campus: Electrical Engineering BLDG, L‐1, UCC

Friday, 28 November: 1:30pm - 8pm
Saturday, 29 November: 10am - 6pm

Ireland is an island nation, with a rich maritime heritage. This conference will explore its sea-going past and culture, along with that of its European neighbours. Topics will include: the Vikings; piracy; the Spanish Armada; international trade; the Napoleonic War at sea; island nations; emigration; port cities; Lusitania; WWI submarine warfare

Speakers include: Prof Eric Grove (Liverpool Hope Univ.); Prof Donnchadh Ó Corráin (UCC); Prof Michelà D’Angelo (Univ. of Messina); Dr Simon Mercieca (Univ. of Malta); Prof Claire Connolly (UCC); Prof Jürgen Elvert (Univ. of Cologne); Dr Susan Flavin (Trinity College Dublin); Dr Connie Kelleher (Nat. Monuments Service/UCC)

Free Admission, No Registration Required

Organised by Dr Hiram Morgan ( and Dr John Borgonovo (, School of History, University College Cork

Funded by the Irish Research Council’s New Foundations Scheme with help from the Port of Cork

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