2018 Maritime History Council

Annual Conference

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What You Aren't Being Told

About the Golden Age of Piracy

Beaufort, North Carolina

November 8-10, 2018


What Scholars Are Not Telling You

About the Golden Age of Piracy

Thursday, November 8

Beaufort, North Carolina

4:30-6:00 p.m.  Registration & Opening Reception

6:00-7:00 p.m.  Opening Presentation, Archaeology of Piracy

Dr. Charles Ewen, Ph.D.,

Director - Phelps Archaeology Laboratory

Friday, November 9

Beaufort, North Carolina

8:00-8:50 a.m.  Registration & Crew's Breakfast

8:50-9:00 a.m.  Welcome

9:00-10:30 a.m. Morning Sessions

Speaker #1: Paul Fontenoy, NC Maritime Museum Maritime Historian

Queen Anne’s Revenge: A Very Lore-ful Site

Speaker #2:  Jason Raupp

Bermuda Wreck

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-12:00 p.m. Mid-morning Sessions 

Speaker #1: Lynn B Harris, PhD, Associate Professor Maritime Studies, East Carolina University

       Buccaneers, Harpoonists and Slave Raiders: A Paradigm of Piracy in Central America



12:00-1:30 p.m.  Box Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m.  Early Afternoon Session

Speaker #1: Michael Coker, Executive Director of the Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center

The Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Carolinas

Speaker #2: Jim McKee

"He has Crowned our Attempt with Success": Queen Anne's War, the Golden Age of Piracy, the War of Jenkins' Ear, and Spanish Incursions into North Carolina

3:00-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15-4:45 p.m.  Late Afternoon Session

Speaker: Salvatore Mercogliano, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Campbell University

Kaiser’s Pirates versus America’s Pirates:  The United States Navy and Merchant Marine enter the First World War


5:30-6:30 p.m.  Reception

6:30-8:00 p.m.  Dinner

8:00-9:00 p.m  Keynote Presentation: Shipboard Food in the Era of Sail

Speaker: Simon Spalding, Maritime Historian, Author, Performer


Saturday, November 10

8:30-8:50 a.m.  Registration & Crew's Breakfast

8:50-9:00 a.m.  Welcome

9:00-10:30 a.m.  Morning Session

Speaker #1:  Matt Harrup, Coastal Resources Management PhD Program, East Carolina University

New Interpretations at Brunswick Town

Speaker #2:  Sara Mackenzie Parkin, East Carolina University

The Plague of Piracy

10:30-10:45 a.m.  Break

10:45-12:00 p.m.  Mid-Morning Sessions

Speaker #1: Christine Brin 

By Hook or by Crook; the Females of Piracy


12:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own

2:00-2:45 p.m. 

Speaker: David Moore, NC Maritime Museum Curator of Nautical Archeology

Blackbeard's Final Battle at Ocracoke Inlet, N.C. 

Conference Accommodations: 

The North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference has a block of 15 rooms for Nov. 8th - 10th at the state rate of 89.00 per night plus tax

 When calling to make a reservation please indicate you are with the Maritime Conference.

Any rooms which have not been booked by October 10th will be released for other guests.

 When the guest books the room, the Inn will collect the first nights deposit.

Check-in time is at 3:00 pm and Check-out time is at 11:00 am

Breakfast is included in the rate and is served from 7:00 am until 10:00 am in the dining room

The Beaufort Inn's cancellation policy is four days prior to arrival date.  If a guest cancels within this time frame, they would receive a refund of first nights deposit.  If outside time frame, they forfeit deposit.


 Images on this page are from previous NCMHC conferences.

Photographed by F.D. Hayden