Seaports in transition

PortsGlobal change and the role of seaports since the 1950s

International Conference of the Forschungstelle für Zeltgeshichte in Hamburg (FZH)

13-15 mars 2014

Thursday, March 13
Hamburg Museum, Holstenwall 24, 20355 Hamburg,
Lecture Hall
18.30 – 20.00 Keynote Address
Michael B. Miller (Miami, FL ): Ports in the Global Ages Throughout the twentieth century ports were the nodes and gateways in a global system of exchange. But momentous changes in maritime business and also in globalization in the last half of the century changed the space, hierarchies, and cultures of world ports. This talk will trace that evolution from ports in one global age to ports in another.
Michael B. Miller is the author of “Europe and the Maritime World:
A Twentieth-Century History” (Cambridge University Press, 2012).


 

Friday, March 14
9.00 – 9.30 Introduction Axel Schildt (Hamburg): Welcome
Christoph Strupp (Hamburg): Opening Remarks

9.30 – 10.50 Panel 1 – The Changing Relationship of Ports and Port Cities I

Alice A. Mah (Coventry): Reconstructing Port Identities: The Political Economy of Waterfront Development (Liverpool, Marseille and New Orleans)
Sven Alexander Schottmann (Melbourne): Marketing a Maritime Gateway: The Port of Singapore and its Role in the Management of the National Brand
Chair / Comment: Dirk Schubert (Hamburg)

11.10 – 12.30 Panel 2 – The Changing Relationship of Ports and Port Cities II

Grzegorz Skrukwa (Poznań): The Image of the Odessa Seaport and the Transformation of Post-Soviet Ukraine
Janine Schemmer (Udine / H amburg): Silent Revolution. Individual Memories and Official Representations of the Transformation of Dock Work in the Port of Hamburg
Chair / Comment: Carola Hein (Bryn Mawr, PA )

13.00 – 15.00 Boat Tour of the Port of Hamburg, sponsored by the Hamburg Port Authority
[participation limited to active conference participants]

15.30 – 17.00 Panel 3 – Ports and External Political and Economic Influences I

Christoph Strupp (Hamburg): “Victim No. 2 of the Cold War?” Port and Politics in Hamburg in the 1950s and 1960s
Dirk M. Koppenol (Rotterdam): Resisting Port Expansion. The Case of the Port of Rotterdam (1980s – 2000s)
Chair / Comment: Dorothee Wierling (Hamburg / London)

17.30 – 18.15 Panel 4 – Presentation of the Vilport Research Project

Béatrice Touchelay (Lille 3 – IRHiS) / Pierre Tilly (Louvain): Vilport – a Project and its Results: A New Configuration of Relations between Port and Hinterland in the North West of Europe since the 1950s (Project with Jean-François Eck, Lille 3-IRHiS)
Chair / Comment: Christiane Reinecke (Hamburg)

19.30 Conference dinner


Saturday, March 15

9.30 – 10.50 Panel 5 – Ports and External Political and Economic Influences II

Ingo Heidbrink (Norfolk, VA): The Cod Wars and Related Changes in Major Fishing Ports (1885 – 2000)
Jiyoung Park (Buffalo, NY): The Impact of the Widening of the Panama Canal Expansion on U.S. Ports (Paper with Harry W. Richardson, Los Angeles, CA)
Chair / Comment: Alexander Nützenadel (Berlin)

11.10 – 12.30 Panel 6 – Ports and Transportation: The Rise of a “Dangerous Box”

Catarina Caetano da Rosa (Darmstadt): Revolution, Change, or Setback? The Seaport of Lisbon and the Introduction of the Container
Daniel Castillo Hidalgo (Gran Canaria) / Miguel Suárez Bosa (Gran Canaria): Container Traffics and Changes on the Labour Organization at the Port of Las Palmas (1960 – 2007)
Chair / Comment: Niels Wiecker (Hamburg)

14.15 – 16.15 Panel 7 – Asia: Ports and the Challenges of a Global Economy

Hemalata C. Dandekar (San Luis Obispo, CA) / Sulakshana Mahajan (Mumbai): Mumbai Port and Mumbai City. A Relationship in Transition in the Global Economy
Megan M. Campbell (Leipzig): The Changing Roles of Mumbai Ports in Light of State Rescaling and Special Economic Zone Projects
Chi-Kong Lai (Brisbane): Managerial Problems of Wharfs in a Modern Seaport: A Case Study of Kin Lee Yuen Dock in Modern Shanghai
Chair / Comment: Martina Hessler (Hamburg)

16.30 – 17.00 Concluding discussion



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