This event is the second of two witness seminars that will explore issues relating to the policing and prosecution of smuggling and profiteering in the South West through the recollections of those closely involved.
There is a long history of piracy in the southwest and it is an everchanging form but typically it involves the smuggling of people and commodities such as the clandestine landing of people and drugs on local beaches and profiteering as with the Napoli.
A small panel of witnesses will briefly introduce themselves and comment on their professional role and understanding of such events and their relevance. They will be asked a number of questions to initiate discussion highlighting different perspectives and experiences.
The session is then thrown open to the invited audience for comment, further questions or brief relevant testimony to add to the discussion. The seminar will be recorded and transcribed to add an important and valuable contribution to historical and broader academic debate contributing an important source for scholars and policy makers.
Speakers include regional policing, revenue and security experts.
The event is open to the public - please confirm attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.The event is hosted in association with Dr Michael Kandiah, Co-director of the Institute of Contemporary British History Witness Seminar Programme, Kings College London.
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- Policing Piracy 1: The International Picture, Politics and Strategies Post 1989 Witness Seminar (9 September, 10:00 - 12:00)
- Piracy and Plymouth: Privateering, Profiting and Policing (presentations and hands-on activities) (12 September, 10:00 - 16:00)