MMHN has organized so far four conferences:
1st MMHN Conference (Valletta, Malta, 2002)
A first conference, held in Valletta, Malta, in April 2002, brought together more than thirty researchers from Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Spain, Tunisia and Malta, and was particularly useful as a meeting place for researchers from the French and English speaking worlds. Indeed, with the benefit of hindsight, one could say that it constituted an informal, regional pre-conference for the Fourth Maritime History Congress held in Corfu in 2004.
2nd MMHN Conference (Messina/Taormina, Italy, 2006)
The 2nd MMHN Conference, organized at Messina and Taormina, in Sicily in May 2006, brought together nearly 100 papers on a wide range of topics relating to the maritime history of the Mediterranean by scholars from Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The event was characterized by the participation of many up-and-coming young researchers and impeccable hospitality from Professor Michela D’Angelo and her team.
3rd MMHN Conference (Izmir, Turkey, 2010)
Despite the contrary winds of the economic downturn, strikes at Greek airports, ash clouds, and other phenomena, MMHN colleagues demonstrated that they are not fair-weather sailors and ensured a very good turnout at Izmir for the 3rd MMHN Conference, in May 2010. With as many sessions as we had at the hugely successful Sicilian conference and ranging over a wide array of topics, delegates from no fewer than 16 countries appointed a scientific committee for the next conference in Barcelona in 2014 as well as a number of young researchers to act as MMHN representatives.
Click here for the conference programme and abstracts.
4th MMHN Conference (Barcelona, Spain, 2014)
In the beautiful capital of Catalonia, the Maritime Museum was the perfect place for a further extension of MMHN's scope and reach. In a truly maritime opening, this served as a good opportunity to improve and strengthen the collaboration between Spanish and foreign researchers in maritime history, not only of those who focus on the Mediterranean, but also those interested in other geographical areas. A total of 116 papers were included in the final programme, with scholars from Australia, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and the USA.