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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The 2018 Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History

August 2018

The 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. The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval history, without regard to nationality […] Read More

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British Commission for Maritime History John Armstrong Prize

August 2018

Professor John Armstrong, a former Trustee and seminar convener of the BCMH who died in February 2017, left a legacy to the British Commission for Maritime History. In discussion with John’s widow, Pamela, the B.C.M.H. has decided to use the legacy to establish an annual prize of £250 in his memory. The John Armstrong Prize […] Read More

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Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History

February 2018

The Pearsall Fellowship is a one year postdoctoral Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History from the Institute of Historical Research. Applications are encouraged for work on any aspect of Naval and Maritime History, in the broadest sense, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West up to the present […] Read More

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The Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History

October 2017

The 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. The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval history, without regard to nationality […] Read More

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Annual Boydell & Brewer Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Maritime History

October 2017

Nominations are now open for the British Commission for Maritime History‘s annual Boydell & Brewer Prize for the best doctoral thesis in maritime history. Subjects eligible for consideration reflect the Commission’s view of maritime history as a wide-ranging discipline. Nominations may be submitted by the candidate, or by their supervisor. All doctorates must have been […] Read More

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