HMS Hood’s bell unveiled at National Museum of the Royal Navy

May 2016

Exactly seventy-five years after she sank to the bottom of the Denmark Strait with 1,415 of her crew, the bell of the famous Second World War Royal Navy battlecruiser, H.M.S. Hood, has been unveiled by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal in a ceremony at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth. With the […] Read More

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First World War Lecture Series: National Maritime Museum

May 2016

            To accompany its new exhibition Jutland 1916: WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle, the National Maritime Museum is running a special Maritime Lecture Series: Jutland and the War at Sea, from 19th May to 23rd June. Led by historians, curators and experts, the lectures will shed further light on the Royal Navy during the First World […] Read More

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Call for papers: Maritime Masculinities, 1815-1940

May 2016

The Department of History, Philosophy & Religion, Oxford Brookes University, and the Port Towns and Urban Cultures group, University of Portsmouth, invite proposals for a conference concerning Maritime Masculinities, 1815-1940. Conference themes include, but are not limited to, the following topics: The effect of technological change, eliminating the skill of sailing, but necessitating the engineer […] Read More

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Conference: The First World War at Sea, 1914–19

April 2016

The National Maritime Museum, The British Commission for Military History, and The British Commission for Maritime History are jointly organizing an international conference on the First World War at sea, to be held at Greenwich on 3/4 June 2016. While there have recently been a number of conferences and publications looking at land-based histories of the […] Read More

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N.A.S. and S.C.A.P.E. Trust Conference 2016 Call for Papers

April 2016

    The Nautical Archaeology Society and the SCAPE Trust will be holding a joint conference in Glasgow on the 5th – 6th November 2016. The conference is aimed at people interested in both terrestrial and marine archaeology, and will focus on the coast edge, the intertidal zone and under water. Papers are invited on […] Read More

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Jutland 1916: The Big Debate

April 2016

The Greatest Naval Battle Ever? The Battle That Won The War? This year is the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, a battle that was considered the defining naval battle of the First World War, fought over 36 hours from May 31st to June 1st 1916. Often considered a German victory due to the number […] Read More

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The Britannia Naval Research Association 14th Annual Oxford Naval Symposium

April 2016

The Britannia Naval Research Association is holding its Fourteenth Annual Oxford Naval Symposium on Saturday 14th May 2016 at St Anne’s College Oxford. It will be preceded by a field trip to the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth and related exhibitions on Friday 13th May. This year’s topic is ‘Big Guns and […] Read More

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Society and the Sea Conference – Call for Papers

April 2016

The newly established Greenwich Maritime Centre (GMC) is pleased to announce its first international interdisciplinary conference on the theme ‘Society and the Sea’. Established as a bi-annual event, the conference aims to bring together an interdisciplinary array of researchers, practitioners, policy and decision makers to explore the oceans as a cross-cutting issue for society and […] Read More

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2016 B.C.M.H. New Researcher’s Conference Programme Released

April 2016

The programme for the British Commission for Maritime History’s 2016 New Researchers conference has been released (PDF). Held on 15-16 April 2016 at Plymouth University, the keynote address, entitled “Sail Away from the Safe Harbour: Myths, Audiences and Communication in Maritime History” will be delivered by Dr. J. D. Davies, chairman of the Research and Programmes […] Read More

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Call for Abstracts: “Sea Lines of Communication: Discovery” Conference

March 2016

The Southampton Marine and Maritime Postgraduate Group (SMMPG) would like to invite abstracts for a multidisciplinary conference. SMMPG is a collaboration between the University of Southampton’s postgraduate academics, the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI), and Lloyd’s Register. The group aims to encourage multidisciplinary  research by fostering discourse between many disciplines, from shipbuilding to archaeology […] Read More

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