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Conflict Management in the Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic, 1200-1600: Actors, Institutions and Practices of Dispute Settlement

Friday 24 May 2019 - Saturday 25 May 2019
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden


Friday 24 May 2019: Stadsarchief Amsterdam, Herengracht 482/Vijzelstraat 32
Saturday 25 May 2019: Universiteit Leiden, KOG (B13), Steenschuur 25

As research on conflict management continues to flourish, its maritime dimension still deserves more attention. The overall emphasis is still mainly on state formation and should be qualified, therefore, as landoriented. The current conference aims at focusing on the maritime perspective, and proposes an actor and dispute-centered approach. How did victims of maritime conflicts claim compensation or reparation? How and to what extent did they get support from authorities and polities? How did individual actors and public institutions negotiate disputes which transcended jurisdictional boundaries? What strategies, arrangements and agreements were resorted to in order to achieve resolution of those conflicts, and to what effect? 

So far, students of the maritime dimension, have studied either the Atlantic, the North Sea region or the Baltic, creating separate historiographies. This conference will foster an exchange between
scholars working on these three areas of research, allowing for a comparative and long-term perspective. This may reveal connections between the three seascapes and shed a useful light on the multiplicity and complexity of the paths chosen for the management of disputes.


Click here for the Full Programme [PDF].

Information and organisation

Louis Sicking: l.h.j.sicking@hum.leidenuniv.nl or l.h.j.sicking@vu.nl
Philipp Höhn: philipphoehn-Philipp@web.de 


Registration is free and covers coffee and tea. Speakers and participants should be able to cover their own travel expenses and accommodation. (Selected speakers will be invited to join us in submitting their work for publication.)

Dates and deadlines

15 January 2019 – Call for papers closes.
1 April 2019 – Registration opens.
30 April 2019 – Registration ends.
24 May 2019 – Conference begins.

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