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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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Andrew Lambert Wins the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History

September 2019

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced that Professor Andrew Lambert has been awarded the sixth annual Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History for Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the Conflict That Made the Modern World (Yale). The $50,000 prize is bestowed annually in recognition of the best book in the […] Read More

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Viola, Salvage & Repatriation – The Technical Challenge

August 2019

Built in 1906 in Beverley, Viola was part of the Hellyer fleet of steam trawlers working the North Sea. In 1914, she was requisitioned for duty in the First World War and served with distinction, spending four years on the front line in the grim war against mines and submarines and involved in sinking two […] Read More

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CORNISH MARITIME HISTORY DAY 2019

August 2019

We are happy to announce the eighth one-day programme dedicated to the history of maritime Cornwall to be held at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth on Saturday, 5th October 2019. Researchers, whether in universities or based at home, have been beavering away in archives and elsewhere discovering people, places and ships. We […] 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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