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Institute for Historical Research British Maritime History Seminar Programme 2018

February 2018

The Institute for Historical Research, British Maritime History Seminar Programme 2018 has been announced. Spring Term 2018: 23 January: On the Ocean: The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from Prehistory to AD 1500 Barry Cunliffe (University of Oxford) 20 February: The forgotten boys of the sea: Marine Society merchant sea apprentices, 1772-1854 Caroline Withall (National Maritime […] Read More

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Appeal Launched for the Restoration of Historic D-Day landing Craft LCT7074

February 2018

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is working with the D-Day Museum to save one of the last surviving Second World War, D-Day Landing Craft Tank, LCT 7074. Landing Craft Tanks were capable of carrying ten tanks or other heavy armoured vehicles into battle. LCT 7074 is one of the last of these vital […] Read More

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Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History

February 2018

The Pearsall Fellowship is a one year postdoctoral Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History from the Institute of Historical Research. Applications are encouraged for work on any aspect of Naval and Maritime History, in the broadest sense, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West up to the present […] Read More

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Call for Volunteers to Help Restore the Replica Golden Hinde

January 2018

The Golden Hinde is a full-size replica of Sir Francis Drake’s 16th century galleon, the first English ship to circumnavigate the world. Constructed using traditional materials and methods, she launched in 1973 and has sailed further than the original before settling in her current home in Bankside, London since 1996. For over 30 years she […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference, 6-7 April Bristol

The British Commission for Maritime History, with the support of the Society for Nautical Research, will hold its annual conference for New Researchers in Maritime History in Bristol on 6/7 April 2018. Hosted by the ss Great Britain Trust at the Great Western Dockyard in Bristol, the conference provides a unique opportunity for new scholars […] Read More

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Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies Seminar Programme, 2018

January 2018

The programme for the University of Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies 2018 seminar series has been released: 24 January ‘War as it might have been: British sea power and the First World War’ David Morgan-Owen, King’s College London, Amory Building, Room B105, 5pm 14 February ‘Sailing the ship of state: seafarers and maritime politics […] Read More

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Greenwich Maritime Centre Seminar “From Stem to Stern: Celebrating the ‘Wonder’ of Maritime History”

January 2018

As part of their 2018 Seminar Series, the Greenwich Maritime Centre & Coastal and Marine Research Group present: “From Stem to Stern: Celebrating the ‘Wonder’ of Maritime History ” by Dr Cathryn Pearce In her online magazine Brain Pickings, Maria Popova observed that some people were so concerned with labelling themselves and each other, that […] Read More

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On the Ocean: The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from Prehistory to AD 1500

January 2018

Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe will be speaking about his new book On the Ocean: The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from Prehistory to AD 1500 in Senate House, London on Tuesday 23 January at 17:15-18:30.   This event is free, open to all and there is no need to book. There will also be a wine reception after the […] Read More

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

January 2018

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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Appeal Launched for Battle of the Atlantic Memorial in Liverpool

January 2018

A campaign to build a national memorial to the estimated 100,000 people who died in the Second World War Battle of the Atlantic has been launched in Liverpool. Chaired by Vice Admiral Mike Gretton, whose father Vice Admiral Sir Peter Gretton was one of the Royal Navy’s most succesful Atlantic escort group commanders of the […] Read More

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