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National Historic Ships UK Annual Awards

November 2021

Watch the 2021 Awards Ceremony, filmed at Boathouse 4 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Find out who this year’s winners are for the National Historic Ships UK Photography Competition, Marsh Volunteer, Flagships of the Year and Excellence in Maritime Conservation Awards, plus hear from their new Shipshape Network Hubs. There’s also  a virtual tour of Boathouse […] Read More

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SNR Virtual Winter Lecture Series 2021/2 launch: December 8th, Bermuda Dockyard 1795-1950..

November 2021

SNR Virtual Winter Lecture Series 2021/2 will commence in December The Society is pleased to announce a virtual Winter Lecture series offered exclusively to members of the SNR. This is a trial activity designed to provide you with greater benefit from your membership and it is hoped that we will be able to develop it […] Read More

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EXHIBITION: HQS Wellington, The Embankment – South Asian Seafarers: In War and Peace

November 2021

      25 July–31 October 2021, open Sundays and Mondays from 1100–1700 There is still so much that we do not know about the service of South Asian seamen on merchant and naval ships during the First and Second World Wars. Their essential service on passenger liners is also fast fading in popular memory. […] Read More

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The Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History

November 2021

The Sir Julian Corbett Prize is awarded annually by the Academic Trust Funds Committee, on the recommendation of the Institute of Historical Research, to reward original research in the field of modern naval history. It carries a monetary value of £1,000.     Eligibility requirements:  The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval […] Read More

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The Collingwood Collection

The Defence Electronics History Society has reported that the HMS Collingwood Collection has closed. The collection of radar and communication sets, navigation aids and its archive are to be moved off site at the earliest opportunity to store in a new location, perhaps to Yeovilton; at this future location it will come under the management […] Read More

Maritime Heritage Trust Heritage Harbour

November 2021

The development of Heritage Harbours is a joint initiative by the Maritime Heritage Trust (MHT) and National Historic Ships (NHS) Shipshape Network; with strong support from the European Maritime Heritage (EMH). It proposes that historic Ports and harbours in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland become officially recognized as ‘Heritage Harbours’. These developing Heritage Harbours […] Read More

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AGM 2022

November 2021

The Society’s 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held at the National Museum of the Royal Navy on 11 June 2022, coinciding with the Naval Dockyards Society Conference on 9, 10 and 11 June, also in Portsmouth. 2022 is also the 100th anniversary of the dry-docking of HMS Victory and the centenary of the start […] Read More

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Oceans Workshop: The Future of Blue Humanities

October 2021

University of Exeter: Centre for Environmental Arts and Humanities / Centre for Maritime Historical Studies OCEANS Workshop: The Future of Blue Humanities Thursday 21st October 2021 17:00 – 18:30 DST (online) ZOOM LINK: https://Universityofexeter.zoom.us/j/95322170859?pwd=NEM0bzZUQ2orZTZjV3UvbHdzQ3ZEUT09   You are invited to join us for an online workshop exploring ocean-centric research at the University of Exeter and beyond. […] Read More

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Maritime Education in the 1890s: microhistories from the Liverpool Nautical College

October 2021

Centre for Port and Maritime History Peter N Davies Seminar 2021, 3 November at 5.30pm Researchers of histories of nautical education institutions can be found on the corner of Niche Street and Derelict Avenue.  At the turn of the millennium, Kennerley lamented the paucity of published research in the field of maritime education and training, […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2022

September 2021

Chatham Dockyard 8/9 April 2022 Call for Papers The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH), in association with the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, invites contributions to its twenty-seventh 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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