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International Conference “PORTS AND WAR”



9.00 – 9.50: Registration

9.50 – 10.00: Opening session

Ports as strategic military areas – I

10.00 – 11.20

BRUYÈRE-OSTELLS, WALTER & POUGET, BENOÎT, CHERPA/École de Sciences Po d‘Aix The port of Alexandria: the strategic pivot of the Egyptian Campaign (1798-1801).

GRUSKA, ANNY, CNRS/Université de Paris IV/SorbonneAnálisis del bloqueo de Cádiz y de la Isla de León (1810 -1812), a partir de los partes de los Vigías del Ejército napoleónico situados ante Cádiz y en los puertos de su Bahía.

HOUOT, CLOTHILDE, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/IMAF – From the ‘Battle of Aqaba’ to the Second World War. Aqaba in the British Imperial Defence System of the Middle East.

 Ports as strategic military areas – II

11.30 – 12.50

VOGLER, PHILIPPE, Universität WürzburgPort Arthur as a Symbol of Modern Siege Warfare (1904/05).

COELHO, SÉRGIO VELUDO & MORAIS BARROS, AMÂNDIO JORGE, Instituto Politécnico do PortoA Defesa Costeira da Cidade do Porto na Grande Guerra. Da Foz do Douro ao Porto de Leixões – breves notas.

PAPADOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS, University of Athens – The importance of the port of Salonika in the German invasion of Greece in 1941.

Ports and heritage

15.00 – 16.00

BERGER, JOSÉ PAULO RIBEIRO, Gabinete de Estudos Arqueológicos da Engenharia Militar/Direcção de Infra-Estruturas do ExércitoFortificações do porto de Lisboa – defesa de um património.

BLAIN, JEAN-BAPTISTE, CRHIA/Université de La Rochelle – The U-Boat Bunkers on the French port-cities, from military places to cultural buildings.

Discussing ports: from projections to achievments

16.00 – 17.20

ALVES, JORGE FERNANDES E PACHECO, ELSA, CITCEM/FLUPConstruir ou não Leixões? Equações alternativas para complementar/substituir o porto do Douro.

NOFFICIAL, SÉBASTIEN, Université de Bretagne-Sud, LorientMilitary ports and Parliament in France, 1871-1914.

ALMEIDA, ANTÓNIO CARLOS, FCSH/UNL – Todos os caminhos vão dar a Sines.


December 12

Living in ports

10.00 – 11.20

ARANDA, OLIVIER, Université de Paris 1Brest in 1794: military mobilization leading to an alteration of the very notion of port of war.

LIMA, GEÓRGIA, CEIS20Porto de Santos e Segunda Guerra Mundial (1939-1945) mudanças de um cotidiano.

PEREIRA, TERESA, CETAPS-FCSH/UNL“Esses Infelizes Vencidos”: os Refugiados Bóeres na Imprensa Periódica Portuguesa.

11.30 – 12.50

GOMES, DANIEL, CEIS20/Universidade de Coimbra – O Cais de Pidjiguiti como factor mobilizador e de criação da nação na Guiné-Bissau.

AVILA GANDRA, EDGAR & PORTO DA SILVA CASTRO, ROBERT WAGNER, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – Portos brasileiros em tempos de tensão política: trabalhadores portuários sulbrasileiros repressão e resistência.

Portugal and Wars

15.00 – 16.40

FERREIRA, DIOGO, IHC-FCH/UNL – O porto de Setúbal durante a I Guerra Mundial (1914-1918).

MARTINS, RODRIGO, FCSH/UNLA Marinha Mercante portuguesa na Grande Guerra. Os comboios a navios mercantes.

CASTRO, MARIANA e SCHIAPPA, MARGARIDA, IHC-FCH/UNL – O papel da Guarda Fiscal nos portos do Douro e Leixões durante a I Guerra Mundial.

BRANDÃO, INÊS FIALHO, University of IrelandThe role of Portuguese harbours in the circulation of artworks during the Second World War.



International Conference “PORTS AND WAR”

Useful information

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Encalhe do Navio “Hadiotis” no Porto (entrando na doca de Alcântara) de 10 de Maio de 1941. Centro de Documentação e Informação do APL – Administração do Porto de Lisboa, SA. Caixa 1.17, nº1.02.228.



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International Conference “PORTS AND WAR”

1-24-005 002

Encalhe do Navio “Hadiotis” no Porto (entrando na doca de Alcântara) de 10 de Maio de 1941. Centro de Documentação e Informação do APL – Administração do Porto de Lisboa, SA. Caixa 1.17, nº1.02.228.

Dates: 11th – 12th of December 2014 |

Venue: OPorto  (city of Porto-Portugal)

Organization: Ports and Port City Group. Institute of Contemporary History (IHC-FCSH/UNL) and Institute of Space Dynamics (IDE-FCSH/UNL).

Organizing Committee: Maria Fernanda Rollo, João Figueira de Sousa, Margarida Schiappa, Tânia Vicente, Yvette Santos

Interfaces between land and sea, it is wide the network of relationships that in the ports and from them is established with politics, society, economy, the internal market, circuits, communications and international trade routes.

Port evolution can and must be understood within its context and in all its dimensions. Considering ports, since their inception, as a part of social and economic change, we are faced with both a product and a producer of that same change, with an increasing importance that develops itself alongside the complexity of relations between societies.

Ports are a key element in a war context. They are essential in military strategy, fundamental in terms of defense, essential for entry and exit of passengers, combatants and refugees, key elements in the process of importing and exporting materials and products, therefore, absolutely crucial in a context of a World war. Of their equipping,of their conditions of berthing,of the depth of its waters,  organization and organic, of the existence of warehouses and depots, and of the preparation of its infrastructures, depends the effectiveness and efficiency of its functioning and operability.

The aim of this conference is to promote the share of knowledge and of ongoing investigations and promote a multidisciplinary debate on the problematic of “Ports and War”, considering the diversity and complexity of emerging international and domestic contexts in war situations, taking in consideration the multiple relationships and interdependencies between spaces and the key role played by port activity and the way in which it influenced the profile of ongoing conflicts.

But it also aims to understand the impact caused by wars in the ports sector, and understand how, in its aftermath, the weaknesses and strengths of ports were assessed and answers to problems and constraints identified in the sector were programmed. Port activities are otherwise closely related to economic and social actors both from private and public spheres, that boost these areas, and it is therefore essential to understand the transformations that war perpetrate upon on these actors.

The historical evolution of ports in a context of war, is a particularly rich subject, to the extent that closes in itself facts, curiosities and fundamental reflections for a true understanding of the port sector. In this context, it is essential to understand the relationships, dynamics, changes, disruptions and problems arising between ports, the war, the logical management of the war effort, and the postwar. And the way these realities of conflict (World Wars, Colonial Wars – neutral countries / belligerent countries) act upon ports, analysis that includes dimensions as its own representativity.

Adopting a multi-disciplinary analysis, which summons several scientific approaches that do not exhaust themselves in the historical analysis, proposal selection will be oriented by the purpose of ensuring the highest quality, diversity and originality of the works.

Proposals will be accepted framed by the following topics (without disadvantage of acceptance of proposals devoted to other topics):


-War / Post-war effort (logistics, infrastructure, etc.)

-Merchant Navy / War Navy

-Port-city relations in a war context

-Actors / Stakeholders

-Trade and foreign relations

-Refugees and passengers

-Technology / Innovation



-Representation (arts, cinema, press, media)

Communications will be no more than 20 minutes and might be delivered either in Portuguese or English and spanish.

Paper proposals should be submitted in 500 words abstract, three keywords and title of the papers. Interest researchers should attach also a brief biographical note (200 words), together with details of institutional affiliation and contact details of the author (email and phone).

Proposals should be sent by email to:

For further information see:


Submission of proposals:  30th of September 2014.

Notification of accepted proposals: 10th of October 2014.

Disclosure of the Program: 30th of October 2014.


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