Water Ways: An International Conference on Human Relations with the Sea

Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha, South Africa, 22nd -23 September 2023

The conference aims to advance discussion on the role of human society and culture in protecting a healthy ocean. Presentations and posters on the subject of ocean health, sustainable ocean use, the role of the ocean in producing energy and resources, the links between the ocean and human culture, the role of the ocean in human society and social meaning, as well as the place of the ocean in exploration and discovery will be explored.

Papers that have special resonance for the conference will be selected for publication in a special edition of an accredited journal. Scholars from least developed countries in Africa are particularly encouraged to submit an abstract. The Conference is hosted by Hub researcher Professor Rose Boswell, SARCHI Chair in Ocean Cultures and Heritage at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. Deadline for abstract submission: 10 March 2023. For more information about the call for abstracts and the conference see here.