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27th Naval Dockyards Society Conference 2024

November 2023

Naval Dockyards Society 28th Annual Conference Call for Papers The D-Day Story, Portsmouth Saturday 18 May 2024 Sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research   From Yards to Hards: Preparing Allied naval forces for the 1944 Normandy Landings How were UK and overseas naval establishments occupied in constructing, supplying and transporting troops, harbours and pipelines? […] Read More

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Beyond the Ocean’s Depths: Revisiting the Challenger Expedition (1872-1876) Interdisciplinary Conference

October 2023

Royal Museums Greenwich, with support from the Challenger Society for Marine Science and the UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies, are pleased to announce that registration is now open for ‘Beyond the Ocean’s Depths: Revisiting the Challenger Expedition (1872-1876) Interdisciplinary Conference’, to be held 7-8 November 2023 at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. 150 years ago, HMS Challenger departed England on a quest to […] Read More


Shipwreck Survivors Project

September 2023

We’ve received the letter below about an exciting new project at the University of Plymouth collecting oral histories from shipwreck survivors – please share and get in touch if you can help. ‘I’m Dan Jamieson and I’m just starting a PhD at Plymouth University gathering oral histories of shipwreck survivors. The aim is to interview […] Read More


July 2023

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Naval Dockyards Society 27th Annual Conference

April 2023

Economic and Social Impact of Dockyard & Shipyard Closures & Heritage Renewal: Lessons to be Learned National Maritime Museum Greenwich Saturday 22 April 2023 11.00–4.30 *The conference is sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research. All members receive a 25% discount on tickets. 11.10–12.45 Morning Conference Chair Ann Coats 11.10–11.35 Celia Clark, Portsmouth Harbour: Exemplar of […] Read More

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Conference Announcement: The Life, Times, and Heritage Futures of the Gloucester

March 2023

The Gloucester Project is pleased to announce the inaugural conference ‘The Life, Times, and Heritage Futures of the Gloucester’ to be held at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May 2023. Tickets can be booked HERE. Read More


Registration now open for New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2023

March 2023

31 March – 1 April 2023 The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH), in association with Port Towns and Urban Cultures Research Group, University of Portsmouth, is delighted to invite you to the twenty-eighth conference for new researchers. This annual conference organised by BCMH is supported by the Society for Nautical Research and will be […] Read More


Anderson Medal Presentation & Reception – Thursday 4th May 2023

March 2023

The Society for Nautical Research is pleased to present this year’s Anderson Medal, for the best maritime publication, to Dr Paul Brown for his book Abandon Ship: The Real Story of the Sinkings in the Falklands War. The award of the medal and a presentation by Paul Brown will take place in the Leopold Muller Lecture […] Read More


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