CMRC Study day and Reuter lecture – Wednesday 2 December

by | Nov 19, 2020 | Events | 0 comments

The next CMRC study day and our annual Reuter Lecture on the Maritime World will take place online on Wednesday 2 December. You are warmly invited to either or both these events. Please note that you will need to register for the study day and the Reuter Lecture separately, by 26 November at 12PM. You will find the Registration links via Eventbrite below (and in the attachments). Details on how to join the online event will be sent to registered participants on 26 November.  

CMRC Study day: The Maritime World

Wednesday 2 December, 10am-3.40pm

Throughout history, seas have connected societies.  Coastal areas and ports acted as key nodes in economic and cultural networks that stretched across Europe and the globe. Yet, maritime societies were also among the first to feel the impact of war and environmental change. Seas’ and oceans’ roles in connecting and dividing lands and peoples have featured prominently in literature and the visual arts since at least the Odyssey.  This interdisciplinary study day draws on themes that cut across all aspects of maritime studies, such as communities, environment, connectivity, trade, shipping, the sea in thought, law and representation, and global and regional development in the pre-modern world (c. 500-c. 1700). It will draw together individuals from multiple disciplines to discuss exciting developments in research.

This event is organised with the collaboration of the SMMI (

You can consult the full programme of the day and register to this event by following this link:

The Reuter Lecture: An Ocean of Laws: Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean and Global History
Professor Maria Fusaro, University of Exeter
Wednesday 2 December, 4pm-6.30pm.

 The lecture will focus on the relationship between early modern global and maritime history, and shall argue for the importance of the legal element in shaping both. Starting with reflection elicited by three ERC-funded projects on the Early Modern Mediterranean, I shall discuss why the interconnectivity generated by legal interactions in that time and place played a vital role in the shaping of the modern world. We need to recognise the importance of this legal history and reassess the neglected importance of Mediterranean developments within global history, thus giving it its proper place in our research agendas.

Please follow this link to register for the Reuter lecture:



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