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Annual Boydell & Brewer Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Maritime History

October 2017

Nominations are now open for the British Commission for Maritime History‘s annual Boydell & Brewer Prize for the best doctoral thesis in maritime history. Subjects eligible for consideration reflect the Commission’s view of maritime history as a wide-ranging discipline. Nominations may be submitted by the candidate, or by their supervisor. All doctorates must have been […] Read More

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King’s Maritime History Seminars 2017-18

October 2017

The list for the 2016-2017 Maritime History series at King’s College London has been released. The series is hosted by the ‘Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War’, and organised by the British Commission for Maritime History in association with the Society for Nautical Research. The full list of seminars and speakers is […] Read More

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Call for Papers: New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2018

October 2017

The British Commission for Maritime History, in association with the S.S. Great Britain Trust invites contributions to its twenty-fourth conference for new researchers. Hosted at the Great Western Dockyard in Bristol, the conference provides a unique opportunity for new scholars to present their work in a historic maritime setting. The Conference supports emerging scholars who […] Read More

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Mary Rose Trust Anniversary Lectures

September 2017

Built between 1509 and 1511, the Mary Rose was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the […] 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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Cornish Maritime History Conference 2017

September 2017

The eighth conference on maritime Cornwall opens at the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, on Saturday 14th October 2017. Held biannually it is an opportunity to hear new information from researchers busy in the archives. There are plenty of opportunities to chat with fellow attendees and to explore the museum. Speakers cover the ages from medieval […] Read More

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The Society’s First Ever Conference: 9 September, Greenwich.

August 2017

The Society for Nautical Research’s inaugural conference will be held at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, on 9 September 2017. The conference features some of the world’s leading maritime and naval scholars. An outline of the day’s events can be downloaded here. The conference will also include the Presentation of the SNR Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award. Tickets are only […] Read More

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Navigation Symposium – Call for Papers

August 2017

The Treworgy Planetarium at Mystic Seaport and the Navlist online community are hosting a “Navigation Symposium” devoted to the history and future of celestial navigation to be held at Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut from the afternoon of Friday November 3 through Sunday November 5, 2017. Our lead-off presentation on Friday will be Tamara Plakins […] Read More

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