Call for Papers


Submission deadline: 30th of April 2019 – the deadline has been extended to the 31st of May 2019

This conference seeks to challenge the interaction between models and particular case studies. To this aim, we would like to invite proposals from scholars conducting research in different fields whose focus is human activities in rivers, sea-river, and coastal transit points with a broad geographic and chronological perspective. With this interdisciplinary approach, we expect to demonstrate what can be achieved by changing the research paradigm to one that fully embraces the nuances of the aquatic world, and specially the intricate connection between water spaces and humans.

Prospective presenters are requested to submit an abstract in a .docx file containing:

  • Title of the presentation
  • Name of the presenter
  • Email and affiliation
  • Abstract of no more than 250 words.
  • Keywords
Submissions should be made to:

Further inquiries can be send to:

Suggested topics:
  • Port and harbour communities
  • Trade and economics at transit points
  • Human-environment interactions along waterways
  • Nautical technology and design: exchanges and group identity
  • Linguistic dispersal through waterways
  • Language contact and waterways
  • Multilingualism along major rivers