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Navy Records Society: Caird Library Visit

January 2019

Members of The Navy Records Society have been given an exciting opportunity to visit the National Maritime Museum’s Caird Library & Archive on 18th February 2019. Guests will be hosted from 1300-1500 by one of their archivists, who will begin with a short talk on the work currently being undertaken, before being allowed to view […] Read More

Webinar: The Archaeology of World War Battleships

January 2019

The remains of the First and Second World Wars at Sea form a significant part of the ocean’s underwater cultural heritage. Battleship wrecks hold a particular position within this assemblage. As archaeological artefacts they can inform research on naval battles and the conduct of war, technological change, and are a material reflection of world political […] Read More

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Connecting The Oceans: The Impact of Global Steam in the Nineteenth Century

January 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: CONNECTING THE OCEANS: THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL STEAM IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY A conference under the joint auspices of the SS Great Britain and the Society for Nautical Research, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the rescue of the Great Britain and her return to Bristol Dates: 6 and 7 September 2019  Venue: […] Read More

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McMullen Naval History Symposium: 2019 Call for Papers

January 2019

The History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2017 McMullen Naval History Symposium on any topics related to American or world, naval and maritime history. Proposals should include a one page vita and an abstract of no more than 250 words which summarizes the research […] Read More

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Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies Seminar Programme

January 2019

The University of Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies spring and summer seminar programme (PDF) has been announced: 16 January 2019 ‘Taking its Toll: Naval Life on the 1920s China Station’ Matthew Heaslip (University of Portsmouth) Amory B106, 5pm 6 February 2019 ‘The Patterns of Insanity in the Royal Navy 1789-1817’ Catherine Beck (Institute of […] Read More

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Call for papers Maritime Spaces, Shows, and the Nineteenth-Century City

January 2019

Maritime Spaces is an interdisciplinary one-day conference taking place on Friday 12 April 2019 at University College Cork, which will also feature a staged reading of selected scenes from a nautical melodrama. It is envisaged as the first in a series of fora in future years that will provide a space for nineteenth-centuryists in Ireland […] Read More

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The Maritime Archaeology Graduate Symposium

January 2019

The Maritime Archaeology Graduate Symposium Date: 29 – 31 March 2019 (Friday to Sunday) Location: University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Lecture Theatre B Organisers: University of Southampton, Centre for Maritime Archaeology University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology As the field of maritime archaeology continues to mature into a respected sub-discipline, advances and developments […] Read More

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Anderson Medal Winner (2017) Announced!

December 2018

We are delighted to announce that, out of nineteen nominations, the prestigious Anderson Medal, for the best maritime non-fiction book in 2017 has been awarded to Dr David Davies for his book Kings of the Sea – Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy (Published by Seaforth). This book, unsurprisingly, has also been awarded […] Read More

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Honor Frost Foundation 7th Annual Lecture

November 2018

The Seventh Annual Lecture of the Honor Frost Foundation will be delivered at the British Academy in London on 6th December 2018, by Martine Francis-Allouche, maritime archaeologist and scientific co-director of the archaeological research project “Byblos & the Sea”. In the 1960s, Honor Frost, a pioneering figure in maritime archaeology for over 40 years, began […] Read More

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