Please enable JavaScript in your browser.

Unsettling Orthodoxies in Merchant Seafaring History (Post-1750)

Winter 2024 Prospective Schedule

Sessions are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, with the exception of the first session which is on Wednesday. All sessions will be 90 minutes and are scheduled at 12:00 pm (Newfoundland UTC-3:30). Across prominent timezones, this is 4:30pm (Central EU), 3:30pm (GMT), 10:30 am (Eastern NA), 9:30 am (Central NA), and 7:30pm (Pacific NA).

Historicising beyond Seafaring’s Routinely-Generated Sources: the Claims of Fiction and of Song on the Historian’s Attention

Wednesday, 10 January

Poor Relations: Re-thinking the Marginalization of Whaling and the Indigeneity of its Labour

Tuesday, 13 February

Archiving Change and Changing the Archive: Resources and the Fisheries of Northeast Canada and the US

Tuesday, March 12

Outsiders Looking in, or Insiders on the Outsider: The themes that animate maritime history for me

Tuesday, April 9

Our hosts

Meetings are hosted by the Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, via Webex and are not recorded.

We are

Making contact

Your message will reach us at

Our former workshops

The documents on this site are primarily from the Maritime History Archive located at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, NL, Canada.

Browse the collection