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.