IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 603: Ships and Seafarers: War, Trade, and Community, 1300-1600

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Arts & Humanities Research Council Project 'The Evolution of English Shipping Capacity and Shipboard Communities, from the Late Middle Ages (1400) to Drake's Circumnavigation (1577)'
Organiser:Craig Lambert, Department of History, University of Southampton
Moderator/Chair:Nicholas Karn, Department of History, University of Southampton
Paper 603-aEnglish Seafarer Communities in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Brenna Gibson, Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute, University of Southampton
Index terms: Economics - General, Genealogy and Prosopography, Maritime and Naval Studies
Paper 603-bThe Demands of Naval Warfare: The Case of the Cinque Ports, 1320-1453
(Language: English)
Craig Lambert, Department of History, University of Southampton
Index terms: Demography, Maritime and Naval Studies, Military History
Paper 603-cSeaborne Trading Networks in Late Medieval and Tudor England
(Language: English)
Gary Baker, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Economics - Trade, Maritime and Naval Studies
Abstract

This session derives from the findings of an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project entitled ‘The Evolution of English Shipping Capacity and Shipboard Communities, 1400-1577’. Each paper will draw significantly from a database that records the names of over 30,000 shipmasters and over 40,000 ship voyages. Paper one will examine seafarer communities within a more personal social context and more closely within regional economies and county communities. Paper two will assess the shipping contributions made by the Cinque Ports to the wars over this period, including an analysis of the demographic impact naval recruitment had on these communities. Paper three will assess interconnectedness through seaborne commerce and will draw extensively on the medieval custom accounts and Tudor port books that record maritime trade.