Rainer Baehre

Associate Professor,
Grenfell Campus
Division of Arts/ Historical Studies
Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Canada A2H 6P9
Phone: (709) 637-6200 x6287
Email: rbaehre@swgc.mun.ca

Research Interests

Rainer Baehre's research in maritime history encompasses social, cultural and environmental themes. In large particular, he is interested in the many contexts and dimensions of transatlantic migration, shipwreck, and coastal communities. His focus is primarily Canada, with a special interest in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Waterloo, BA, MA, MPhil
York, PhD


The edited manuscript collection Outrageous Seas: Shipwreck and Other Narratives from Newfoundland Waters, 1583-1896 (McGill-Queen's University Press) was published in 1999 and Baehre's recent research has appeared as journal and book articles including "Diplomacy, Legal Issues, and Foreign Fishing in Newfoundland, 1814-30: Revisiting the 1815 Treaty of Paris and the 1818 Convention," Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Vol.10, a Festschriftin Memory of Peter N. Oliver. Eds. Jim Phillips, R. Roy McMurtry, and John T. Saywell. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2008


Maritime Studies Research Unit

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000