Imagined Futures of Sail and Steam

    Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


    Peter N Davies Seminar
    This presentation explores how a Danish maritime community shaped entrepreneurial activity through the process of envisioning competing imagined futures. It does so through a public debate about the transition from sail to steam in 1899. In the debate, local actors evaluated and negotiated expectations for the future as embedded in existing norms, interpretations of the past, and socio-technical systems. The presentation gives an in-depth view of a traditional maritime community struggling to navigate the transition from sail to steam and the potential role of community in constructing and disputing over imagined business futures.
    Period2 Nov 2022
    Held atCentre for Port and Maritime History, United Kingdom