Programme

Day 1: Monday 19 December

9.30 – 10.00        Registration, Foyer A, Ruth Deech Building.

10.00 – 10.15     Welcome, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre.

10.15 – 11.00     Keynote 1:hardy and bred up in pitch and tar”: Manliness and the Jack Tar,  Professor Joanne Begiato, Oxford Brookes University, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre.

11.00 – 11.30     Tea, Coffee & Biscuits, Foyer A, Ruth Deech Building.

11.30- 13.00       Panel 1:  Visual Culture, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre. Chair – Dr Melanie Bassett.

  • “A splendid body of men”: Fishermen as model males in late-nineteenth-century British imagery, Mary O’Neill, Oxford Brookes University.
  • There will Never be Another Hero Like Nelson: Overcoming Frailty in 1918, Lucie Dutton, Birkbeck, University of London.
  • “They Only Take Men in the Navy”: The U.S. Navy, Hollywood, and the Construction of Masculinity, 1919-1939, Ryan Wadle, Air Command and Staff College.

Panel 2: Bravery, Honour, and Heroism (a), Seminar Room 7.  Chair – Dr Isaac Land.

  • Displaying the Wooden Walls of Old England: The HMS Foudroyant as a Monument to Lost Skills and Manhood, 1892-1897, Alexa Price, George Washington University.
  • The shrine of manly virtues: heroic masculinity and HMS Victory in the 1920s, Sarah Westbury, University of Southampton.
  • “Capable Seamen and Gentlemen”: Concepts of Bravery and Seamanship in the Titanic Inquiries (1912), Cristina Sasse, Justus-Liebig-Universität.

13.00 – 14.00     Lunch, Dining Hall

14.00 –15.30     Panel 3: Material Culture and Technology, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre.  Chair – Dr Michael Brown.

  • What Kind of Man? The Beginnings of US Naval Aviation, Laurence Burke, United States Naval Academy.
  • Below deck: working class masculinity and the case of mechanical training versus tacit knowledge, Tomas Nilson, Halmstad University, Sweden.
  • Masculinity, the Navalist Leagues and the Anglo-German Naval Race, Neil Fleming, University of Worcester.

Panel 4: Using Gender to Redefine Sailors and Seafarers, Seminar Room 7. Chair – Prof Glen O’Hara.

  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat: How the Marine Corps Engendered Landing Parties in the US Department of the Navy, 1898-1934, Heather Marshall, United States Naval Academy.
  • From Prodigal Sons to Emblems of Empire: Maritime Manhood and Labor Reform in the Wilhelmine Merchant Fleet, David Brandon Dennis, Dean College.

15.30 – 16.00     Tea, Coffee & Biscuits, Foyer A, Ruth Deech Building

16.00 – 17.00     Keynote 2: Dibdin’s Ghost in the Age of Ironclads, Dr Isaac Land, Indiana State University, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre.

17.00 – 18.00   Drinks reception, Foyer A,  Ruth Deech Building.

Day 2: Tuesday 20 December

09.30 – 10.30     Keynote 3:  Looking for Sex in the Naval Archives: The Challenges of Researching Naval Sexualities in the Early Twentieth Century, Dr Mary Conley, College of the Holy Cross, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre.

10.30 – 10.45     Tea, Coffee & Biscuits, Foyer A, Ruth Deech Building.

10.45 – 12.15     Panel 5: Race and Empire (a), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre.  Chair – Dr Steven Gray.

  • “He was possessed of the very first natural abilities”: American Mariners’ Construction of Masculinity in the Early Republic, Dane A. Morrison, Salem State University.
  • Rebecca Kinsman Assesses the Men of Macao, 1843-1847, Kimberly Alexander, University of New Hampshire.
  • The Ocean, the Orient, and Manly Drama: The Persuasive Masculinities on Display in the North Pacific that Influenced the 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa, Bruce Makoto Arnold, Ohio State University.

Panel 6: Sexualities, Seminar Room 7. Chair – Ms Lorna M. Campbell.

  • Sodomy, Abuse of Authority, and Masculine Failure in the Royal Navy, 1797-1840, Seth Stein LeJacq, Johns Hopkins University.
  • Mapping Masculinities in New York City’s Sailortown, Johnathan Thayer, Queens College, CUNY.
  • “Do you have a snap of yourself in school uniform, or are you shy?”: intemperate masculinity in Britain during WW2, Alison Twells, Sheffield Hallam University.

12.15 – 13.15    Lunch, Dining Hall.

13.15 – 15.15    Panel 7: Maritime Masculinity Ashore, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre. Chair – Prof Brad Beavan.

  • Smoking Chimneys and Fallen Women: the several reinventions of Sir Henry Hart, Heather Noel-Smith & Lorna M. Campbell, independent scholars.
  • Regency masculinity? The place of Napoleonic War veterans in the history of masculinities, Karen Downing, Australian National University.
  • Bachelor sailors? Negotiating masculinity, mobility, and domesticity in c. 1880s to the 1930s Finland, Laika Nevalainen, European University Institute, Florence.
  • Singing Sailors: Opera Singers and the Sea in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Anna Maria Barry, Oxford Brookes University.

Panel 8: Race and Empire (b), Seminar Room 7. Chair – Dr Mary Conley.

  • In Perfect Form:  Western Fascination with Men’s Bodies in 18th Century Polynesia, William McCarthy,  University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
  • The Case of Lt. Hooe: Race, Masculinity, and Citizenship in the Antebellum Navy, Zachary Kopin, University of Michigan.
  • Gendered Race Relations on Board: ‘Coloured’ Seamen in the Early 20th Century British Merchant Shipping, Eunjae Park, University of York.
  • Hijos Americanos- American Sons: Paternalism, Leadership, and Military Discipline in the Dominican Constabulary, 1917-1921, Justin Charles Pergolizzi, University at Albany.

15.15 – 15.30     Tea, Coffee & Biscuits, Foyer A, Ruth Deech Building.

15.30 – 17.00     Panel 9: Bravery, Honour, and Heroism (b), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre. Chair – Dr Rob James.

  • Killing and dying: examining the sailor’s experience of the First World War vs their stoical image, Simon Smith, University of Portsmouth.
  • Tide and time: Temporary spaces, enduring masculinities, Margery Masterson, University of Bristol.

Panel 10: Public Spectacle and Feelings, Seminar Room 7. Chair – Prof Joanne Begiato.

  • Laboring with Sentimental Seamen: Or, Feeling Though an Age of Sail Archive, Mark Kelley, University of California.
  • Boys on the verge of crime:  The Mars Training Ship and the Making of Useful Masculinities in Late Nineteenth-Century Dundee, Matthew Ylitalo, University of St Andrews.
  • Panning for gold: representing naval masculinity through medals and relics, 1914-39, Quintin Colville, Royal Museums Greenwich.

17.00 – 17.15     Closing remarks.

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