The Canadian Nautical Research Society (CNRS) is pleased to choose Hamilton to host its 2005 Annual Conference Thursday, 16 June - Saturday, 18 June, on the theme "Rivers, Lakes, Canals and the Sea".
The conference will explore the patterns of development and exchange made possible by the relationship between lakes, rivers, waterways and the sea. From the earliest communications between peoples, the rise of states, naval power, industrialization and movement of the world's resources, inland waterways have been a catalyst for political, economic, and social development. Papers and panels falling within this broad theme are invited across the geography of the northern hemisphere and from all time periods up to the present day.
The conference will be held at historic Dundurn Castle, run by the City of Hamilton, which has ample parking, and the Admiral's Inn across the street is offering a special conference rate with advance booking.
Papers presented at the conference will be given first consideration for publication in the CNRS' peer-reviewed journal The Northern Mariner.
The CNRS is also pleased offer a small cash award to a graduate student presenting at the conference, to defray travelling costs. Selection will be made on a competitive basis. Please identify the university and programme of studies enrolled in when submitting a paper proposal.
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