University of Exeter: Centre for Maritime Historical Studies

January 2021

Centre seminar series – Winter/Spring 2021 All seminars will be hosted on Zoom for the academic year 2020-2021 and will begin at 17:00 GMT. Please contact Dr Elin Jones (e.f.jones@exeter.ac.uk) to be added to the invitation list.     20/01/21 Dr John Siblon (Birkbeck, University of London) – with the Centre for Imperial and Global Studies […] Read More

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Naval Dockyards Society Call for Papers!

December 2020

Dockyards and Baltic Campaigns (1721–2021): Comparisons and Transformations  25th Annual Conference: 27 March 2021 – Livestreamed This one-day conference will examine the role of the naval dockyards and bases that were closely associated with Baltic naval campaigns. 1721 was the year that the Great Northern War was finally concluded. The key dockyards in this war […] Read More

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Call for Papers! Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

November 2020

We seek participants in an online symposium to explore coasts and shores in the Gothic and to discuss a potential edited volume of essays. At this early stage, we invite proposals for short, 10-15 minute presentations, but would also like to hear from anyone interested in attending or taking part. The Online Symposium will take […] Read More

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Land Ahoy! Talks on Maritime History and Heritage at the University of Plymouth

November 2020

  Explore underwater heritage and naval history with experts from the University of Plymouth – filmed on location at several of Plymouth’s most renowned maritime landmarks.  The Land ahoy! talks are an exciting opportunity for all to learn more about the people that work to protect our seas. The Disaster that obscured near catastrophe: a […] Read More

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Naval Dockyards Society Virtual Conference: Saturday 31 October 2020

October 2020

Naval Dockyards Society Virtual Conference: Saturday 31 October 2020 National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Where Empires Collide: Dockyards and Naval Bases in and around the Indian Ocean This one-day conference will examine the role and scope of naval bases and naval support facilities in and around the Indian Ocean. Were bases built to defend colonies, control colonies, or […] Read More

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Call for Manuscripts: The Materiality of Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange

September 2020

  Call for Manuscripts: The Materiality of Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange To date, the earliest known evidence of Sino-Foreign Maritime Cultural Exchange remains from the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE) voyages of Emperor Wu’s envoys to Southeast Asia in 111 BCE.1 In the intervening 2,000 years, the sea routes which facilitated this contact, […] Read More

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King’s Maritime History Seminars, 2020-21

September 2020

The King’s Maritime History Seminars will be re-starting with three, fully-online events in the autumn term, 2020.  We look forward to welcoming you from the safety of wherever you are to the usual experience of rewarding papers and open discussion on maritime and naval history.  As circumstances change, we be monitoring the situation, and a […] Read More

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A Veritable Volcano”: The Life and Legacy of Admiral Lord ‘Jacky’ Fisher, 20 October

September 2020

Penelope Fisher, film producer “Sea Lord” talks at “A Veritable Volcano”: The Life and Legacy of Admiral Lord ‘Jacky’ Fisher” free online symposium on Tuesday 20 October 3pm to 5pm, organised by the Churchill Archives Centre. Penelope Fisher, producer of the film “Sea Lord” will be talking at a free online symposium about the life […] Read More

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