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Call for Papers: N.M.M. Conference 2018 “The First World War at Sea: Conflict, Culture and Commemoration”

December 2017

Held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on the 8th-10th November 2018, this conference will explore the First World War at sea through wide-ranging themes designed to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research and new perspectives on the subject. Focused on both the Royal Navy and the merchant marine, the conference will also place […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Yale Naval History Conference 2018

November 2017

Yale University International Security Studies is organising an inaugural Yale Naval History Conference, which will take place April 20-21, 2018 at ISS as part of its Maritime and Naval Studies Program. The theme will be “Navies in Multipolar Worlds.” How have navies in previous eras of multi-polarity grappled with the challenges of preparing for great […] Read More

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Call for Papers: N.M.M. Conference 2018 “Maritime Exploration and Memory”

November 2017

To mark the opening of its new exploration wing in September 2018, the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, invites proposals for papers centred on the role and significance of memory in histories of maritime exploration.  Over the last few decades maritime exploration in its broadest sense has become one of the most exciting fields of study, […] Read More

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Call for Papers: The Queen’s House Conference, “Elizabeth I: The Armada and Beyond, 1588 to 2018”

November 2017

This conference,  to be held 19-21 April 2018, will mark the conservation and re-display of the Armada Portrait at the Queen’s House, the last remaining building of Greenwich Palace, the birthplace of Elizabeth I and a major royal site for the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. The Queen’s House and the collections of Royal Museums Greenwich offer […] Read More

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1805 Club Inaugural Conservation Symposium at Portsmouth

November 2017

The 1805 Club with the National Museum of The Royal Navy is hosting an innovative conservation symposium on the Monday, 11 December 2017. The museum’s historic naval base and unique collection of ships is the perfect setting for the occasion. As a charity and a pioneering member of the naval heritage family The 1805 Club […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Conference for the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Navy’s Nuclear Deterrent

November 2017

15 June 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of H.M.S. Resolution, the Royal Navy’s first Polaris SSBN (Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine), commencing her first operational patrol. This conference, to be hosted by the National Museum of the Royal Navy at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, will explore the history of […] Read More

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Docklands History Group, New Researchers Seminar

November 2017

To be held at the Museum of London Docklands in the Jack Petchey Room on 25th November 2017, this seminar is a new venture for the Docklands History Group and has the aim of bringing forward new research into the history of the Port of London and the River Thames. The programme for the seminar, […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Zeebrugge: The Centenary Conference

November 2017

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is to host a symposium, held in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on the weekend of the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Navy and Royal Marine raid on the port of Zeebrugge. It will explore a variety of events surrounding the raid and on the morning of 23rd April 1918 […] Read More

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Nautical Archaeology Society Annual Conference 2017

November 2017

The 2017 Nautical Archaeology Society conference titled “Discovery is just the beginning” will be held in Portsmouth, on the weekend of the 18th-19th November with social events on the 17th and the 20th November. Held in the University of Portsmouth‘s Portland Building, the event opens at 0900 on 18th November. The full programme is available […] Read More

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The Sir Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History

October 2017

The 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. The Prize is open to all researchers in modern naval history, without regard to nationality […] Read More

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