Symposium: Navies, States and Ideologies, 1500-1815

August 2019

Early modern navies were not just real entities, with ships, dockyards, officers, sailors and bureaucracies, but also cultural constructs. Because navies were manifestations of the state, and required the permanent investment of a significant percentage of the nation’s fiscal resources, it was only natural that the composition, financing and organisation of the fleet, and the […] Read More

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SNR & SS Great Britain Conference Programme

July 2019

The full programme for the joint conference on 6 and 7 September 2019, between S.N.R. and S.S. Great Britain on 6-7 September is now available here. Keynote speakers are Dr Helen Doe, Dr Graeme Milne and Captain Peter King. The nineteenth century was a period of astonishing change in the maritime world. The advent of […] Read More

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Connecting the Oceans

July 2019

A conference under the joint auspices of the SS Great Britain and the Society for Nautical Research, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the SNR co-ordinating her salvage in 1969. The nineteenth century was a period of astonishing change in the maritime world. The advent of steam technology ended the age-old dependence on wind and tide, shortened voyages, ended […] Read More

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Maritime History North Autumn Conference 2019

June 2019

Maritime History North with their co-sponsors present their Autumn 2019 Conference at The FORUM STUDIO, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Saturday 28th September 9.30am – 4.00pm WARSHIPS, LINERS, SUBMARINES AND THE MAYFLY AIRSHIP ALL BUILT AT BARROW The Programme Organisers gratefully thank the Supporting Organisations: Society for Nautical Research, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Engineering […] Read More

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Maritime History North Autumn 2019 Conference

April 2019

Maritime History North with their co-sponsors present their Autumn 2019 conference at The Forum, Barrow on Saturday 28 September 10.00am – 4.00pm WARSHIPS, LINERS, SUBMARINES AND THE MAYFLY AIRSHIP BUILT IN BARROW The topics presented will cover the history of what is now Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd (VSEL), the contribution they made to warship […] Read More

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Annual E.G.R. Taylor Lecture: ‘Isaac Newton and the Haven Finding Art’

Professor Eva Taylor was a highly regarded, academic geographer who, upon her appointment in 1930, became the first woman to occupy a chair of geography in Britain. She died, age 87, in 1966 and the E.G.R. Taylor lectures take place in October each year to mark the anniversary of her birth. The 2019 lecture, entitled […] Read More

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Anderson Medal Reception 2 May

March 2019

Anderson Medal Presentation and Reception – Thursday 2nd May 2019 The Society for Nautical Research is pleased to present this year’s Anderson Medal, for the best maritime publication, to Dr David Davies for his book Kings of the Sea: Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy. The award of the medal and a presentation […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2019: Registration and Programme

February 2019

Registration is now open for The British Commission for Maritime History‘s twenty-fifth conference for new researchers. Hosted by the Mersyside Maritime Museum, in association with Liverpool John Moores University, the Centre for Port and Maritime History, and sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research. This conference, held on the 22nd and 23rd March 2019, provides […] Read More

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Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies Seminar Programme

January 2019

The University of Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies spring and summer seminar programme (PDF) has been announced: 16 January 2019 ‘Taking its Toll: Naval Life on the 1920s China Station’ Matthew Heaslip (University of Portsmouth) Amory B106, 5pm 6 February 2019 ‘The Patterns of Insanity in the Royal Navy 1789-1817’ Catherine Beck (Institute of […] Read More

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