Maritime Assistance in Pursuit of National Independence

The Third Annual Irish Maritime History Conference

‘A Safe Place for Ships’: November 25-26, 2016

 

A leading underwater archaeologist will discuss one of the world’s most famous ship wrecks at UCC this Saturday. Dr Fred Hocker, Director of Research at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, will lecture on the recovered Swedish warship, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 and was put on public display after its recovery fifty years ago. Dr Hocker will be among a number of maritime scholars appearing at the Third Annual Irish Maritime History Conference on Friday and Saturday, 25-26 November.

 

For those of us interested in The Irish Revolutionary period, one talk may be of particular interest:

Our Gallant Allies in Europe: Maritime Assistance to Hugh O’Neill, Wolfe Tone and Roger Casement in the pursuit of National Independence

Join us at 4pm, Saturday November 26, 2016 at UCC

 

Speakers on the topic will include Tommy Graham (History Ireland) with Dr Hiram Morgan, Dr Sylvie Kleinman (TCD), Dr Jérôme aan de Wiel (UCC) as the History Ireland Hedge School.

Friday’s afternoon session will feature a talk on North Atlantic fisheries by Professor Poul Holm of Trinity College Dublin, one of the top scholars in the field. Dr Kieran Hickey of UCC will also discuss storm measurements at a time of global warming. Saturday’s schedule includes presentations on the Aran Islanders and other coastal communities, a Spanish Armada shipwreck in West Cork, provisioning in Cork Harbour, Irish sailors in Spanish service, and a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ exploring the maritime assistance given to Hugh O’Neill, Wolfe Tone, and Roger Casement. Dr Hocker’s talk on the Vasa will be held at noon, Saturday. The conference is free and open to the public. Friday’s sessions will be held at the Geography Building Main Lecture Theatre, and Saturday’s at the Electrical Engineering Building, L-1.

 

 A conference programme can be found here: 

Day 1:  Friday, 25 November, UCC: Lecture Room 1 Geography BLDG
3:30 – 4:10 pm: Peter Murray (Crawford Gallery), Maritime Paintings of Cork Harbour
4:15 – 4:55 pm: Dr Kieran Hickey (UCC), Ireland’s Storm Record 1500-2016 and the innovations of measurement of Beaufort and Robinson
5:00 – 6:00 pm  KEYNOTE: Prof. Poul Holm (TCD), The North Atlantic Fish Revolution, c.1400-1700
 
Day 2, Saturday, 26 November, Electrical Engineering, L-1
10:00 am – 11:15 am: Breda Moriarty (UCC) and Rachel Murphy (UCC), Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures
Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile (NUI Galway), Greim an fhir bháite: song and narratives of decline and defiance in Irish islands
11:30 – 1:15 pm: Dr Connie Kelleher (UCC) & Dr Hiram Morgan (UCC),  For Piet’s Sake: possible further investigations of the Santa Anna Maria shipwreck in West Cork
KEYNOTE lecture by Dr Fred Hocker (Director of Research, Vasa Museum, Stockholm)
 
2:30 – 3:45 pm: Dr Declan Downey (UCD), Irish Mariners and Maltese Knights in the early modern Spanish Naval Service, An Overview
Joe Varley (Univ. of Hull), Convoys, Victualing and Troop movements: Cork Harbour and The Royal Navy, 1790-1830
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Tommy Graham (History Ireland) with Dr Hiram Morgan, Dr Sylvie Kleinman (TCD), Dr Jérôme aan de Wiel (UCC) as the History Ireland Hedge School, on the topic of
Our Gallant Allies in Europe: Maritime Assistance to Hugh O’Neill, Wolfe Tone and Roger Casement in the pursuit of National Independence

 

For more information, contact: John Borgonovo, School of History at J.borgonovo@ucc.ie


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