Sound Toll Registers Online (Conference: Antwerp, 22-23 October 2015)

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Sound Toll Registers Online
conference 2015

Antwerp, Thursday 22 October – Friday 23 October 2015

– About the project –

organized by
the Royal Belgian Marine Society,
the University of Groningen (Groningen), Tresoar (Leeuwarden),
and MAS/Museum aan de Stroom (Antwerp)

It has been hosted by the MAS
at Hanzestedenplaats 1, Antwerpen, Belgium

official language: English

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Welcoming words by Louis le Hardÿ de Beaulieu (Royal Belgian Marine Society & Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

Introduction by Jan Willem Veluwenkamp, (Rijks-universiteit Groningen, the Netherlands) & Siem Van der Woude (Tresoar, the Netherlands), Sound Toll Registers Online.  State of Affairs

First session – Belgium and the Baltic

Chair: Christian Koninckx – Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Royal Belgian Marine Society


Werner Scheltjens, (Universität Leipzig, Germany) & Michael-W. Serruys, (Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Royal Belgian Marine Society, Belgium), Ostend, the Austrian Netherlands and the Baltic trade (1715-1795)

Jan Parmentier, (MAS, Belgium), Joannes Baptiste Liebaert, an entrepreneur in Baltic shipping, 1756-1786

Hilde Greefs, (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium), The maritime trade between Antwerp and the Baltic in the first half of the nineteenth century

Lunch & Visit of the MAS

Second session – Long distance trade and the Baltic

Chair: Christian Koninckx


Anjana Singh, (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands), Early modern European consumptive revolution – Indian cotton textiles in the Baltic (1600-1800)

Viktor Zakharov, (Vice-Director of the Institute of Russian History of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia), Russia’s long-distance European trade in the middle and at the end of the 18th century in the mirror of the STR

Alex Werner, (Museum of London, United Kingdom), The Elsinore Roads and the Voyages of the Ann (1794-1796) between London and St. Petersburg

Conference dinner

Third session – France and the Baltic

Chair: Eline Poelmans – Katholieke Universteit Leuven (Belgium)


Thierry Sauzeau, (Université de Poitiers, France) & Matthias Millon, (Université de Poitiers, France), The salt of Brouage and the trade of the North during the 17th and 18th centuries

Anne Wegener-Sleeswijk, (Université de Paris I, France), Selling and buying « by an inch of candle ». Baltic goods and ships at auction in Bordeaux (18th century)

Pierrick Pourchasse, (Université de Bretagne occidentale, France), The Basque Country and the Baltic (18th-19th centuries)

Lunch & visit of the Red Star Museum

Fourth session – Scandinavian products
and the categorization of products

Chair: Eline Poelmans


Per Hallén, (Göteborgs universitet, Sweden), The fish export from Gothenburg and the Swedish west coast 1740-1840 – Not only herring

Xavier Delacauw, (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), The Tar trade through the Sound from the end of the Great Northern War to the French revolutionary Wars (1722-1791)

Arne Solli, (Universitetet i Bergen, Norway), STR Complete, what now? Principles and methods for coding and categorization of commodities (products)


You are interested to attend these study days ?

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The conference has been made possible by the financial support of the Samenwerkende Maritieme Fondsen (the Cooperating Maritime Foundations):