Date/Time
Date(s) - November 27, 2021
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


MHS Presents

 

The Maritime History Society (MHS) holds an annual webinar on a specific element of maritime attention. The conclave is a platform that envisions approaching few aspects of Indian Maritime History by encapsulating insights to understand India’s historical narratives on nautical knowledge and maritime security. This year’s Annual Maritime Conclave will be held on 20 Nov 2021 (tentative) from 1100h to 1230h and 0200h to 0300h.

Main Theme.   ‘Early and Medieval Maritime History’ will form the central theme with a contemporary twist of International Relations. The first session will involve “Indian Nautical Knowledge” whereas the second session will address “Historical Narratives of the Maritime Security of India”.

Conclave schedule

Inaugural Session Welcome Address
Keynote Address
Special Address
Session I Nautical Knowledge of India
Lead paper presentation
Moderated paper presentations
Special Session Winner announcement for Adm JG Nadkarni memorial Essay competition and Kalasagar visual arts competition
Session II Maritime Security of India
Lead paper presentation
Moderated paper presentations
Valedictory Session Valedictory Address
Vote of Thanks

 

Call for Papers

Introduction. India and the Indian Ocean has been a major conduit for international trade. Its littoral is vast, densely populated and comprises some of the world’s fastest-growing regions. From times immemorial, the Indian Ocean has been at the centre of global maritime trade, both literally and figuratively that linked the Mediterranean in the west to the South China Sea in the east; and therefore, India never stopped seafaring.

India has a rich, long and thriving history of maritime activities right from the ancient times. Founded in 1978, the Maritime History Society (MHS) recognises the importance of maritime heritage as a pivot for India’s growth, as well as a means to promote maritime consciousness. In an effort to enhance consciousness around India’s maritime legacy, MHS has always been at the fore through various academic as well as creative means. Through its various publications and events, successful attempts have been made to bring forth the maritime aspects of India’s heritage.

Annual Maritime Conclave 2021. The Maritime History Society (MHS) holds an annual webinar on a specific element of maritime attention. The conclave is a platform that envisions approaching few aspects of Indian Maritime History by encapsulating insights to understand India’s historical narratives on nautical knowledge and maritime security. This year’s Annual Maritime Conclave will be held on 20 Nov 2021 (tentative) from 1100h to 1230h and 0200h to 0300h.

Themes for paper submission. The key theme of the event is “Early and Medieval Maritime History” with a contemporary twist of International Relations.

  • Sub theme I: Nautical knowledge of India.

This may include but not be limited to following suggested themes;

      1. Monsoon navigational routes for trade, commerce and connectivity
      2. Historical Discourse on Maritime Environmental Features as markers in Ancient Indian Navigation

Cartography, Charts, Compass and other Navigational Aids in Ancient India

  • Sub theme II: Historical Narratives of the Maritime Security of India.

This may include but not be limited to following suggested themes;

      1. Maritime Governance and Security as seen in Early Indian Texts.
      2. Empires of Sea: Maritime Power in Medieval India.

Maritime Security Construct: Concepts of piracy and other Maritime Trafficking

Call for Paper. We invite abstracts of no more than 250 words for 10-15 minutes paper presentation accompanied by a short bio and photograph of the author. Abstract to be sent to manthan@mhsindia.org and cc to ops@mhsindia.org by 07 October 2021. The abstract to be sent with subject line: Abstract_National Conclave_2021_Name.

A paper between 2500 – 3000 words is to be submitted by 08 November 2021. The final program for the conclave shall be announced close to the event date.

The paper is expected to be submitted in the following format;

  • Page Layout: A4
  • Font Style: Lucida Bright
  • Font Size: 12
  • Alignment: Justified
  • Para Spacing: 0 (before); 12 (after)
  • Line Spacing: 1.2
  • 1st line: 0.5 Left indentation (except para heading)

Reference to be given in Chicago style sixteenth edition at the end of the paper.

 

Register Below and send short bio and photograph with abstract to manthan@mhsindia.org and ops@mhsindia.org.

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