Save the Solebay Tapestries!

February 2022

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich has launched a campaign to save one of the greatest tapestries in any collection in the UK and the largest tapestry in the collection of the museum. The Solebay tapestries, designed in Greenwich by Willem Van de Velde the Elder who was eyewitness to this battle that took place […] Read More

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The Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History

November 2021

The Sir 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.     Eligibility requirements:  The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval […] Read More


The Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship in Naval History.

August 2021

The Naval War College Foundation intends to award one grant of up to $4,000 or two grants of up to $2,000 each to the researcher(s) with the greatest need who can make optimum use of the naval history research materials located in the Naval War College’s Naval Historical Collection, Naval War College Museum, and Henry […] Read More


PhD Bursary: Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China, 1869-1918 and Call for Papers

May 2021

PhD Bursary – ‘Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China, 1869-1918’, October 2021 start date. In 2019 Lloyd’s Register (LR) celebrated 150 years of operation in China. This doctoral-level research project will assess the influence and impact that LR and its surveyors had on international understandings of health, safety, and risk management, and their broader influences on […] Read More


Naval Dockyards Society announces five Dockyard Project Grants

June 2020

The Naval Dockyards Society announces five Dockyard Project Grants. It is hoped that this initiative will give a valuable boost to small dockyard heritage organisations to enhance their capacity and provisions. The 2020 AGM agreed that NDS would offer five special Naval Dockyards Society Dockyard Project Grants to support a dockyard museum/dockyard heritage site project anywhere in the […] Read More


Launch of the Save the London Campaign

July 2019

The London is a ‘second-rate’ ship from Cromwell’s era, and is identified in Samuel Pepys Diary as part of the fleet that brought Charles II back to England in the 17th Century. Despite her historical significance, her remains are currently lying just off the shipping channel in the River Thames, where the strong tides and […] Read More

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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 Papers: Anglo-Spanish Lives in Port Cities

March 2019

‘Imperial Entanglements: Trans-Oceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy’ Call for Papers: 3rd Annual Conference of the AHRC Project 9-10 August 2019 Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool UK Port-cities in Britain are known and studied as crossroads and gateways of empire. People, ideas, goods, money, etc. flowed in and out of these porous […] Read More

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Kickstarter for an Animation of the Scuttling of the High Seas Fleet 1919

October 2018

Following the success of the 2016 animated recreation of the 1916 Battle of Jutland, Nick Jellicoe, Grandson of First World War, Royal Navy Grand Fleet commander, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Jellicoe, hopes to create a similar animation for use in museums, schools and online, covering the final scuttling of the surrendered German High Seas […] Read More

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