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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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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