IHR Women’s History Seminar: Maritime Masculinities, 20 March 2015

February 2015

 Lower-Deck Masuclinities and the Plebeian Experience of the Naval Warship, 1756-1815 The historiography of late eighteenth-century naval seamen has frequently dichotomised their experience and outlook between that of obedient cog in the machine of empire and war, and an engaged revolutionary force. This paper by Elin Jones from Queen Mary University London will examine the […] Read More

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Charles Miller Maritime Auctions

January 2015

Charles Miller Ltd, London’s only specialist auction house dedicated to the sale of maritime and scientific objects and works of art, has issued an invitation to consign for the Spring Sale, scheduled for 12 May.   Included so far in the Spring Sale is the builder’s own half block model for the famous tea clipper Thermopylæ (1868), […] Read More

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The Warship Anne Trust, 4 July 2015

January 2015

In June 1690 a fleet of Anglo-Dutch ships fought off a French invasion fleet at the Battle of Beach Head. One English ship, the 70-gun Third Rate Anne, was burned after the battle and her remains can still seen on the beach at Hastings. On 4 July 2015, The Warship Anne Trust is holding a […] Read More

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Happy New Year! January’s Many Events

December 2014

2015 starts off with a veritable bumper month for those with a passion for maritime history. 9 January, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth CFP: Victory 250: ‘The Old Wooden Walls of England’ – Building the Sailing Navy 12 January, University of Greenwich CFP: British Commission for Maritime History New Researchers’ Conference 13 January, […] Read More

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Great War Greenwich Seminar Series 13 January

December 2014

 Professor Sarah Palmer: ‘Congestion, Shortage and Loss: the Port of London in the Great War’   The war proved a challenge for the Port of London, the UK’s leading port. In the first year,  exceptional war-connected traffic, enlistment by many port workers and  high imports of sugar caused congestion and delays. Government established the national […] Read More

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Round Table Discussion on Greek Shipping

December 2014

To celebrate the publication of a new book by Prof Gelina Harlaftis and Dr Katerina Papakonstantinou,  Greek Shipping, 1700-1821: The Heyday before the Greek War of Independence (Kedros Publications , 2013), a round table discussion on Greek Shipping will be hosted by the Hellenic Centre in London on 26 January 2015 at 7.15 p.m. An exciting range […] Read More

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Sailing into Modernity

December 2014

Sailing into Modernity: Comparative Perspectives on the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century European Economic Transition This is a major research project currently being undertaken at the University of Exeter. This European Research Council funded project, led by Dr Maria Fusaro, will analyse the economic transition in Early Modern Europe through a comparative study of the contractual […] Read More

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Ships Clocks and Stars, NMM Greenwich

November 2014

The latest exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich only runs until 5 January so make sure that you get there in the next few weeks. To mark the 300th anniversary of the passing of the Longitude Act in July 1714, this landmark exhibition tells the extraordinary story of the race to determine longitude […] Read More

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Upcoming Events at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

November 2014

As always the NMM has outlined an array of fascinating events for the coming weeks and it starts TODAY!   Wednesday, 5 November 2014 Maritime Archives – a voyage of discovery The National Maritime Museum is hosting the National Museums, Libraries and Archives Group’s (NMLAG) seminar to highlight the fantastic maritime collections they hold focussing […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2015

Always one of the most exciting, lively and interesting events of the year. If you want to feel the pulse of nautical research, make excellent contacts and enjoy lively debate, this conference is for you. As always, please spread the word and help make this 2015 event another great success. The New Researchers in Maritime […] Read More

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