HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

April 2021

It is with great sadness that the Society for Nautical Research has learned of the passing of our patron, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness had a strong family connection with the society, his grandfather Prince Louis of Battenberg having been our founding President and his uncle Earl Mountbatten having been his immediate […] Read More

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Dr Norman Friedman – Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award

March 2021

We are delighted to announce that Dr Norman Friedman, one of America’s most prominent naval analysts and author of works covering a range of naval subjects, has been awarded the Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, given in memory of Dr Anderson, is made on an occasional basis by Council acting on recommendations from the Research & […] Read More

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Andrew Baines Wins The Victory Medal 2021

February 2021

Andrew Baines studied both Quantity Surveying and Maritime Conservation Science at the University of Portsmouth. He has developed a career in the care of historic ships, working first on HMS Warrior, before moving to HMS Victory as curator. He subsequently became Head of Historic Ships and is now Deputy Executive Director of Museum Operations at […] Read More

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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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Anderson Medal Presentation and Reception – Postponed

March 2020

It is with much regret that we have decided to postpone presenting the 2019 Anderson Medal to Professor Crosbie Smith, which was due to have taken place at the Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre of the National Maritime Museum on Thursday 23rd April.   As you will all be aware, coronavirus – covid19 is causing many […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2020

February 2020

Chatham Dockyard 27-28 March 2020 The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH), in association with the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, invites you to join them for the twenty-sixth conference for new researchers. For 400 years the dockyard provided new ships and repair facilities for the Royal Navy, from sailing warships, steam warships to submarines. It […] Read More

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Victory Dinner 2020 – Tickets now SOLD OUT – (waiting list now open for any cancelled places that may occur).

February 2020

Please note that bookings for the 2020 Society Victory Dinner have now reached the maximum 102  – either paid for or reserved. Numbers allowed to dine on board at any one time are strictly limited so I cannot therefore take any more automatic bookings via our website. There is a possibility that there may be […] Read More

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Society Dinner on board HMS Victory, Saturday 13 June 2020

January 2020

Please note that bookings for the 2020 Society Victory Dinner have now reached the maximum 102  – either paid for or reserved.  Numbers allowed to dine on board at any one time are strictly limited so I cannot therefore take any more automatic bookings via our website. There is a possibility that there may be […] Read More

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Anderson Medal Winner (2018) Announced

December 2019

Coal Steam and Ships: Engineering Enterprise and Empire on the Nineteenth Century Seas. We are delighted to announce that out of sixteen nominations the prestigious Anderson Medal, for the best maritime non-fiction book in 2018 has been awarded to Professor Crosbie Smith for his book Coal Steam and Ships: Engineering Enterprise and Empire on the […] Read More

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Beloved Enemy. United Kingdom and Spain in the Eighteenth Century: Call for Papers

September 2019

February 24-25, 2020 Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) South Wing, Wilkins Building University College London Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT Throughout the eighteenth century, relations between Spain and the United Kingdom were both complex and tense. Its territorial losses in the Indies and on the Iberian Peninsula itself at the hands of the British Crown […] Read More

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