The 9th IMHA International Congress of Maritime History
IMHA – International Maritime History Association, International Institute of Maritime Affairs- Korea Maritime & Ocean University, and The Korean Association of Maritime History are proud to announce that IMHA’s 9th International Congress of Maritime History will be held in Busan between August 19 and 24, 2024. This International meeting follows the successful congresses that have been held, every four years since 1992 in Liverpool, UK (1992), Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1996), Esbjerg, Denmark (2000), Corfu, Greece (2004), Greenwich, UK (2008), Ghent, Belgium (2012), Perth, Australia (2016) and Porto, Portugal(2022).
The main theme will be “Oceans: Local Mobility, Global Connectivity”, and the aim is to investigate the many aspects of the relationship between humans and the oceans.
As with previous congresses, ICMH9 adopts a broad concept of maritime history, treating it as an interdisciplinary field that covers all historical periods and areas and all aspects of humankind’s relationship with the sea.
The 9th IMHA International Congress of Maritime History is promoted by IMHA – International Maritime History Association, and will be hosted in Busan (Republic of Korea) by IMA(International Institute of Maritime Affairs, Korea Maritime & Ocean University) and the Korean Association of Maritime History on July 19 – 24, 2024.
The main theme is “Oceans: Local Mobility, Global Connectivity” and the aim is to address multiple aspects of the relationship between humans and the oceans. Oceans were regarded by humans as barriers in ancient times, although, in modern times, they became routes for exploring, travelling and connecting peoples and worlds separated by spatial and cultural distance.
As with previous IMHA congresses, the meeting in Busan adopts a broad conception of maritime history, treating it as an interdisciplinary field that covers all historical periods, all regions of the world and all aspects of human interactions with the seas.
|Dr. Moon-soo Jeong
|Professor & Director
|KMOU and Institute of Int’l Maritime Affairs (IMA)
|Dr. Joo-sik Kim
|The Korean Association of Maritime History
|Dr. S. June Kim
|Dr. Dury Chung
|Dr. Eun-soon Choi
|Dr. Jin-chul Choi
|Dr. Kyung-seon Kwon
|Dr. Sunkee Hong
|Mokpo National Univerisity
|Dr. Jong-Khil Han
|Dr. Yeong-seok Ha
|Dr. Hideaki Suzuki
|Japan National Museum of Ethnology
Institute of International Maritime Affairs was founded in May 2000 having the intention of stimulating the research works of humanities and social sciences with relation to the ocean and developing the interdisciplinary
activities with other research fields, as well as setting up the educational-industrial-governmental-academic complex and helping to make the policies for region developments. Since then, our institute has accomplished systematically various researches on international maritime affairs, such as the sea port cities' cultures, the problems relating to harbors and shipping and maritime territorial disputes.
The International Maritime Affairs Research Institute, established by the Korea Maritime University, was established in May 2000, incorporating the Marine Research Institute (established in 1982), the Marine Culture Research Institute (established in 1992), and the Institute of Social Science (established in 1996).
Since then, the Korea Maritime University has designated the International Maritime Affairs Research Institute as a center research institute in the field of humanities and social sciences in accordance with the mid- and long-term development plan of marine specialization. In order to excel the research activities in the humanities and social sciences related to maritime, (KRW 50 million per year). The institute has systematically carried out research related to international maritime issues such as maritime city culture, port / shipping, and marine territory policy.
With the 9th ICMH held in 2024, Busan, it was founded with the opinion of the academic world that it needs a Korean partner society on December 2, 2022. The KAMH is an academic society dealing with the maritime-themed history, economy, culture, archeology, museum, folklore, and criticism. The KAMH have published 2 conferences, 2 joint academic conferences of the Korean Association of Shipping and Port Studies, and 2 academic journals.
IMHA The aim of the International Maritime History Association (IMHA) is to promote maritime history globally and facilitate collaboration between maritime researchers.
The IMHA has adopted a broad concept of maritime history, treating it as a discipline that covers dynamics in all aspects of humankind’s relationship with the world’s oceans and inland waterways from ancient times to the present.
In order to do so the IMHA promotes:
-Studies in maritime histrry from ancient times to the present
-Collaboration among maritime historians across the world;
-Junior researchers within maritime history;
-Maritime history within other fields of historical research;
-Maritime history within other disciplines, which share a maritime focus;
-Academic teaching programs within maritime history;
-Institutional recognition of maritime history.
In order to fulfill its mission the IMHA has developed a range of activities and resources:
It publishes four volumes of the international, peer-review journal International Journal of Maritime History annually and a series of research monographs entitled Research in Maritime History.
IMHA regularly publishes a newsletter on maritime history regarding upcoming conferences, book releases, scholarships, job-announcements etc. within the field of maritime history. IMHA also co-ordinates the International Maritime Economic History Association Linkedin Group, an internet discussion forum that keeps subscribers posted about events and current issues related to the field.
IMHA organizes an international congress of maritime history every four years. Since 1992 IMEHA has held successful congresses in Liverpool, UK (1992), Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1996), Esbjerg, Denmark (2000), Corfu, Greece (2004), Greenwich, UK (2008), Ghent, Belgium (2012), Perth, Australia (2016) and Porto, Portugal(2020). Several hundred participants have attended each conference.
IMHA also awards prizes to junior researchers in order to promote research within maritime history.
The IMHA welcomes members from all disciplines who share an interest in humankind’s relationship with the sea.
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF MARITIME HISTORY
Taejong-ro 727, Yeongdo-gu, Busan, Korea