Battle of Jutland Commemoration 23/05/2016

March 2016

On 23 May at 14.15 there will be a wreath laying ceremony in Trafalgar Square at which members of the Balfour, Beattie, Dreyer, Jellicoe, Latham and Wingfield families will lay weaths, as well as others. The proceedings will start with a number of readings, followed by a minute of silence at 14.28, when the first […] Read More

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New Greenwich Maritime Centre – Launch

February 2016

The University of Greenwich is launching a new, cross- faculty Maritime Centre to promote a greater understanding and social awareness of the relationships between sea and society, and to be a platform for developing sustainable solutions for maritime issues. The launch of the Greenwich Maritime Centre is to be celebrated at an event starting at 1830 […] Read More

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Cnut 1000 Conference: Cancelled

February 2016

Regrettably, due to unexpected and unforeseen circumstances the Cnut 1000 conference, tours and field trip at National Maritime Museum Cornwall on 10-13 March 2016 have been cancelled. Read More

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Ships, Clocks & Stars At Mystic Seaport

January 2016

                                   In co-operation with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, Mystic Seaport in Connecticut has an exhibition on “Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude”, which tells the story of the competitive race to determine longitude at sea and how the problem was eventually solved by ingenious and innovative thinking. To accompany the exhibition, Mystic Seaport […] Read More

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Prof. Albert Grundlingh talks: The S.S. Mendi Disaster 1917

January 2016

South African historian, Professor Albert Grundlingh of Stellenbosch University is giving two free talks on the tragic loss of the S.S. Mendi in 1917. Sponsored by the Gateways to the First World War project, these talks will be held at the University of Brighton on 3rd February 2016 and at the University of Kent on 4th February 2016. […] Read More

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Naukratis: Ancient Egypt’s Version of Hong Kong Unearthed by British Museum Team

December 2015

The British Museum has been leading a major new excavation of the ancient sunken city of Naukratis, revealing the site to be around twice as large as previously believed. A trading post in the Nile Delta granted to the Greeks by Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis around the mid sixth century B.C., Naukratis was an important trading […] Read More

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University of Southampton Public Study Day: “More than just Jutland: the Royal Navy at war, 1914-18”

December 2015

The University of Southampton is holding a study day on 21st May 2016, “More than just Jutland: the Royal Navy at war, 1914-18“, bringing together eminent naval historians to look at the Battle of Jutland, its legacy and the Royal Navy’s multi-faceted contribution to the First World War. Alongside the conventional seminar, the day’s convenor, Professor […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Italy’s Decade of War: 1935-45 Conference 2016

December 2015

Proposals are invited for a conference at the University of Strathclyde on 6th-7th September 2016 on “Italy’s Decade of War: 1935-45 in International Perspective“. The conference will place particular emphasis upon the significance of the Mediterranean region in the wider history of the Second World War, exploring the broader implications of Italy’s actions in Africa and the […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Torpedo History and Heritage Conference

December 2015

Proposals are invited for the 7th International Conference on Industrial Heritage on 19th-21st May 2016, held at the University of Rijeka in Croatia, organised by Pro Torpedo Rijeka, the Society for the Promotion and Protection of Rijeka’s Industrial Heritage and the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering. The subject of the conference is the history and heritage of […] Read More

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Call for Papers: First World War at Sea 1914-1919 Conference 2016

November 2015

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 in June 2016 and invite proposals for papers. The convenors welcome proposals that explore political, strategic, tactical, operational, cultural, social, […] Read More

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