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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Anderson Medal Winner (2017) Announced!

December 2018

We are delighted to announce that, out of nineteen nominations, the prestigious Anderson Medal, for the best maritime non-fiction book in 2017 has been awarded to Dr David Davies for his book Kings of the Sea – Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy (Published by Seaforth). This book, unsurprisingly, has also been awarded […] Read More


King’s Maritime History Seminar Programme 2018-2019 Reseased

October 2018

Organised by the British Commission for Maritime History and supported by the Society for Nautical Research, King’s College London, Seminars take place on Thursdays from 17:15-18:30, in room K6.07, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS (6th Floor, King’s Building), with the exception of the Proctor Memorial Lecture. Attendance is free and […] Read More

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SNR Centenary Medal and Victory Medal 2017

June 2018

We are delighted to announce that, at a ceremony on board HMS Victory after this year’s AGM, Victory and Centenary medals were awarded to Captain George Hogg and Dr Susan Rose respectively. The Victory Medal was traditionally awarded to those who have shown exceptional assistance and dedication in serving HMS Victory and assisting in her […] Read More


Anderson Medal Reception and Presentation

April 2018

The Society for Nautical Research is proud to present this year’s Anderson Medal to Dr Innes McCartney for his book Jutland 1916: the Archeology of a Naval Battlefield. The presentation to Dr McCartney and his speech will take place in the Lecture Theatre of the National Maritime Museum on 26 April at 5.00pm followed by a reception. This […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference Programme and Booking Form

March 2018

The 24th New Researchers in Maritime History Conference gives new researchers the opportunity to present their work in a constructive atmosphere. The conference is open to everyone with an interest in the subject. The conference starts on the evening of Friday 6 April 2018 with registration at 5pm. At 6pm. Professor Andrew Lambert will deliver […] Read More

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SNR Conference Report: The State of Maritime Historical Research

September 2017

 On Saturday 9 September, the SNR held the first ever conference that it has staged under its own auspices. Held in conjunction with Greenwich Maritime Centre, who provided the excellent facilities in Queen Anne Court, the conference attracted some eighty delegates, many of them members of the society. The first business of the day was […] Read More

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July 2017

The society is delighted to announce that John Hattendorf, former Ernest J KingProfessor of Maritime History at the US Naval War College, Rhode Island, is the first recipient of the award for lifetime achievement in memory of Dr R C Anderson. For twenty years, the society, specifically through its Research and Programmes committee, has awarded an […] Read More


Anderson Medal Awards Presentation and Acceptance Speech

June 2017

The acceptance speech for the Society’s Anderson Medal, awarded this year to Rear Admiral James Goldrick for his book BEFORE JUTLAND: The Naval War in Northern European Waters, August 1914–February 1915 can now be viewed here. About the Book Before Jutland is a definitive study of the naval engagements in northern European waters in 1914–15 […] Read More