Anderson Medal Presentation & Reception – Thursday 28 April 2022

March 2022

The Society for Nautical Research is pleased to present this year’s Anderson Medal, for the best maritime publication, to Richard Endsor for his book The Master Shipwright’s Secrets: How Charles II built the Restoration Navy. The award of the medal and a presentation by Richard Endsor will take place in the Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre […] Read More

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Andrew Lambert Wins the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History

September 2019

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced that Professor Andrew Lambert has been awarded the sixth annual Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History for Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the Conflict That Made the Modern World (Yale). The $50,000 prize is bestowed annually in recognition of the best book in the […] Read More


The Samuel Pepys Award 2019

June 2019

The Trustees of the Samuel Pepys Award Trust invite submissions for the ninth Samuel Pepys Award, to be presented at the annual Pepys Club dinner on Tuesday 12 November 2019. The biennial prize of £2,000 is for a book that, in the opinion of the judges, makes the greatest contribution to the understanding of Samuel […] Read More

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Michael Sissons History Prize

May 2019

Peters Fraser & Dunlop have announced the Michael Sissons History Prize of £2,000, aimed at academics looking to write their first popular history book who are not yet represented by an agent. The prize will be awarded for the best trade book proposal and may focus on any period of history. The prize aims to […] Read More

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Call for Submissions: Trafalgar Chronicle 2020

May 2019

The next edition of the Trafalgar Chronicle, TC 2020 new series No 5, will be themed on Nelson and the Georgian Navy as portrayed in art, film and literature. For over two decades, the Trafalgar Chronicle has been the flagship scholarly publication of the 1805 Club, with an international membership. The mission of the 1805 […] Read More


Book Launch of “A New Naval History”

January 2019

Join us for the launch of A New Naval History with Dr Quintin Colville, Dr James Davey and respondants. All are welcome and there is no need to book. The launch takes place on 29th January in Wolfson Room I, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU, starting at 5.15pm with a wine reception from 6.30pm. […] Read More

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Book Launch: Andrew Lambert Seapower “Seapower States”

November 2018

Professor Andrew Lambert’s new book Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires, and the Conflict that Made the Modern World is to be launched on 21st November 2018 at an event held at King’s College London’s Strand Campus. The event is free, but booking is required. “Andrew Lambert, author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in […] Read More

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Talk: The Untold Stories of the Africans who sailed with Francis Drake

August 2018

Join Dr. Miranda Kaufmann for a voyage into Black British History aboard the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s famous ship, the Golden Hinde, in London on 10th Oct 2018. Dr. Miranda Kaufmann, the author of Black Tudors: The Untold Story, will first whisk you away to Panama, where an African man named Diego first met […] Read More

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On the Ocean: The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from Prehistory to AD 1500

January 2018

Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe will be speaking about his new book On the Ocean: The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from Prehistory to AD 1500 in Senate House, London on Tuesday 23 January at 17:15-18:30.   This event is free, open to all and there is no need to book. There will also be a wine reception after the […] Read More

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The Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History

October 2017

The Julian Corbett Prize is awarded annually by the Academic Trust Funds Committee, on the recommendation of the Institute of Historical Research, to reward original research in the field of modern naval history. It carries a monetary value of £1,000. The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval history, without regard to nationality […] Read More

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