Anderson Medal 2019 Announced!

January 2021

We are delighted to announce that, out of all the various nominations, the prestigious Anderson Medal, for the best maritime non-fiction book of 2019 has been awarded to Professor Evan Mawdsley for his book The War for the Seas: A Maritime History of World War II. The judging panel felt that: Unlike some similar books […] Read More

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Call for Papers! Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

November 2020

We seek participants in an online symposium to explore coasts and shores in the Gothic and to discuss a potential edited volume of essays. At this early stage, we invite proposals for short, 10-15 minute presentations, but would also like to hear from anyone interested in attending or taking part. The Online Symposium will take […] Read More

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Talk: Shipbuilding Records in Scotland

March 2019

As a former design engineer in the shipbuilding industry, it was inevitable that Jennifer Lightbody’s move into the archives sector would involve shipbuilding records. This talk will cover her MSc cataloguing placement at National Records of Scotland, considering shipbuilding photograph albums from the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders collection, how they are used by researchers and how […] Read More

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Forgotten Wrecks of the First World Database Launched

October 2018

The Southampton-based Maritime Archaeology Trust has created an interactive map and database, showing the location of more than 1,100 First World War shipwrecks as part of its four-year Forgotten Wrecks project funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It reveals wreck sites off the south coast of England, from Margate to St Agnes. The […] 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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University Courses on Maritime History

May 2018

Please find attached a list of University Courses which teach maritime history. Universities include Bournemouth, Exeter, Hull, Malta, Nottingham, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Southampton as well as a Historic Vessel Conservation qualification run by National Historic Ships UK.   Read More

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Launch of a New Website on Historic Shipwrecks

April 2018

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., has announced the launch of a new website providing free public access to information on thousands of historic wrecks in Irish waters. The Wreck Viewer is a new free-to-use digital service that has been developed to facilitate easy access to the Wreck Inventory of […] 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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The Laughton Unit, Kings College London.

August 2017

The Laughton Unit based in the Department of War Studies, Kings College London has increased its  digital presence to make its researchers, events and progress as a research unit more accessible. The unit was started in 2001 by Professor Andrew Lambert in honour of the founding ‘father’ of the field of naval history, Professor John Laughton. […] Read More

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