Maritime Spaces is a one-day conference taking place on Friday 12 April 2019 at University College Cork.
Registration on the day will begin at 9am, for a 9:25 start, with:
Introductions Joanna Hofer-Robinson and Oskar Cox Jensen
Maritime Heritage (a brief overview) Claire Connolly
Keynote One Clare Pettitt, KCL, Marinarama: News, Shows, and Shipwrecks
Panel One: Afloat
– Mary Isbell, Sites of Performance in Ports of the British Empire
– Eavan O’Dochartaight, Searching the Frozen Seas: Arctic Entertainments and Early Virtual Reality in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland
– Eleanor Shipton, ‘On board a monster steamer’: Travel Aboard the Mail-Packet in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Panel Two: Ashore
– Delphine Gatehouse, Maps and The Mill on the Floss: Reconfiguring the Relationship between Flatlands and the Sea
– Kate Hodgson, Cité de l’indépendance: Revolutionary Gonaïves in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World
– Alexander Scott, ‘Robinson Crusoe Modernised’: Literature, Performance and Victorian Liverpool as ‘Contact Zone’
Keynote Two Graeme Milne, Liverpool, Sailortown: Entanglement and performance on the nineteenth-century waterfront
Drinks Reception, Dinner, and Participatory Play-Reading
* The Roundtable provides space for discussion of a new research network: the Irish Network for Nineteenth-Century Studies (INNS). There is currently no interdisciplinary research network for scholars in Ireland who research the nineteenth century across a variety of geographical and cultural contexts. INNS aims to:
- Emphasise and disseminate interdisciplinary research by offering fora for the presentation of new work
- Facilitate networking opportunities between Irish scholars and international colleagues
- Explore avenues to develop future collaborative activities via the network (including publications, public impact, and potential funding applications)
Maritime Spaces, Shows, and the Nineteenth-Century City will offer delegates opportunities to discuss:
– What kinds of events would be most useful to the network’s members in future, and how to ensure the sustainability of regular events
– What other forms of collaboration or networking could be enabled by INNS?
– Who will be elected to the board, and in what capacities?
If you are not able to attend the conference but are interested in getting involved/joining the INNS mailing list, please contact Joanna Hofer-Robinson