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Canadian Nautical Research Society - 2011 Conference and Annual General Meeting

Nautical Voyages
Cruising, Yachting and Small-boating Through the Ages

Ottawa – 18 - 21 May 2011

Please see our 2011 conference programme.

Whether for commerce, exploration, war fighting or simple pleasure cruising, travel on water - oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and canals - takes many forms and has been a staple of human transportation for at least as long as the wheel. Papers are invited to address any variety of perspectives on related themes involving ships, people, ports or trade. The Society reserves first right of refusal for publication in our journal The Northern Mariner / Le Marin du nord or newsletter Argonauta as appropriate, and new scholars are invited to apply for the Panting Bursary to support travel to deliver a paper.

Ottawa, the nation's capital, is strategically placed for this conference, located at the confluence of the Gatineau and Rideau with the Ottawa Rivers, and at the northern mouth of the UNESCO Heritage Site Rideau Canal. Mid-May also is the height of the Tulip Festival. Conference sessions and banquet will transpire in the historic quarters of HMCS Bytown, since 1943 the Wardroom (officers mess) for naval officers serving in the national defence headquarters, and there will be an optional evening dinner cruise on the Rideau Canal.

No block accommodation booking has been made and participants are invited to make their own arrangements. A variety of options are available in the immediate area (note address of HMCS Bytown is 73 Lisgar St, at the corner of Cartier St, near the cluster of map hits at the middle right of this map.

Paper proposals are requested to be made by 15 April 2011.

The registration form in .pdf format is available for printing and posting, or on line Registration form

Administrative enquiries should be directed to:

Dr Richard Gimblett
CNRS 2011 Conference Coordinator
49 South Park Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1B 3B8
Telephone: 613-830-8633

Canadian Nautical Research Society - Société canadienne pour la recherche nautique
P.O. Box 34029
Ottawa, Ontario
K2J 5B1

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Last revised: 11 May 2011
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