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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

CFP: 12th North Atlantic Fisheries History Conference / Norfolk, VA /

North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA)
Old Dominion University, Department of History

First Announcement

12th North Atlantic Fisheries History Conference
August 2009 in Norfolk, VA (USA)

The North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA) and the Department
of History at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA invites you to
participate in the 12th North Atlantic Fisheries History Conference to be
held in August 2009 in Norfolk, VA (USA). This meeting is designed to
stimulate scholarly exchange between researchers at all levels (from
graduate students to senior scholars) and all disciplines which relate to
the long-term development of fishing activity and its impact on the marine

Proposals for papers and sessions relating to any aspect of the history of
the North Atlantic fisheries are welcome. However, contributions addressing
the special theme of the conference - Fisheries Management in a Historical
Perspective - are especially encouraged. Session proposals should include
an outline of the theme, a short description of the thematic scope and a
list of participants already contacted by the session organizer.

Although a general "Call for Papers" will be issued in late summer/early
autumn 2008, proposals submitted ahead of the call are encouraged.
Proposals, and requests for further information, should be submitted to

The North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA)
is an international, interdisciplinary organization that aims to enhance
our knowledge and understanding of the historical development of the
fisheries conducted in the North Atlantic. NAFHA meets its aim by fostering
research activity, chiefly through the promotion of conferences that bring
together established and emerging scholars to examine socio-cultural,
economic, political and environmental aspects of commercial fishing
activity over the last millennium. The findings of these conferences,
together with monographs and reference works, are disseminated in the
Association's publication series, Studia Atlantica. For further
information, visit

The History Department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA
is one of very few North-American university departments with a dedicated
focus on maritime history. Research at the department deals with a variety
of topics related to fisheries history of the Atlantic region and maritime
history around the world, and faculty members include renowned specialists
in this field. Members of the department participate in the intercollegiate
interdisciplinary Maritime Consortium at ODU that brings together scholars
from various disciplines including the humanities, sciences, social
sciences and professional schools who are dealing with maritime affairs.

Norfolk, VA is a major seaport of the USA located directly at the mouth of
the Chesapeake Bay. A rich local history of fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay
and the Atlantic Ocean characterizes the region as well as maritime
industries, marine related research institutions and government agencies
like NOAA and the USCG.

Looking forward to seeing you in Norfolk, VA in August 2009

Dr. Ingo Heidbrink
-NAFHA Presidency-
Associate Professor - Department of History
Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA
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Dr. Ingo Heidbrink
Associate Professor
Dept. of History
8046 Batten Arts and Letters Building
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
tel. 757-683-3656 or -3949
fax. 757-683-5644
Skype: ingo.heidbrink

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