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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

April 2021

It is with great sadness that the Society for Nautical Research has learned of the passing of our patron, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness had a strong family connection with the society, his grandfather Prince Louis of Battenberg having been our founding President and his uncle Earl Mountbatten having been his immediate […] Read More

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Dr Norman Friedman – Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award

March 2021

We are delighted to announce that Dr Norman Friedman, one of America’s most prominent naval analysts and author of works covering a range of naval subjects, has been awarded the Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, given in memory of Dr Anderson, is made on an occasional basis by Council acting on recommendations from the Research & […] Read More

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Maritime History North – Autumn Conference – Three Admirals

March 2021

To be held at the Athenaeum, Church Alley, Liverpool Friday 22 October 2021 Mahan, Tirpitz and Fischer The speakers will deliver presentations on the ‘Three Admirals’ listed below who each in their time contributed greatly to the development of world wide naval strategy. This was during a period when Great Britain was expanding her world […] Read More

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Dockyards and Baltic Campaigns (1721–2021): Comparisons and Transformations

March 2021

24th Annual Conference of the Naval Dockyard Society – Saturday 27th March 2021 (on-line) Dockyards and Baltic Campaigns (1721–2021): Comparisons and Transformations The Great Northern War concluded 300 years ago, in 1721. Key dockyards included Stockholm, Karlskrona, Copenhagen, Chatham and Kronstadt. The Baltic was no stranger to naval warfare and during the next four centuries it […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History

February 2021

Free Online Conference from The British Commission for Maritime History. 12 & 13 March 2021 This annual conference, run by the British Commission for Maritime History and sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research, supports emerging scholars who wish to share their work in a supportive environment and build relations with other maritime historians. The Conference gives […] Read More

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Canadian Nautical Research Society: Canada’s Pacific Gateway, Past Present and Future

February 2021

Thursday 10 and Friday 11 June 2021 The /Société canadienne pour la recherche nautique will hold its annual conference 10–11 June 2021 and the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 12 June 2021. The conference theme will be Canada’s Pacific Gateway, past present and future. Proposals are invited for papers or presentations related to the general […] Read More

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Andrew Baines Wins The Victory Medal 2021

February 2021

Andrew Baines studied both Quantity Surveying and Maritime Conservation Science at the University of Portsmouth. He has developed a career in the care of historic ships, working first on HMS Warrior, before moving to HMS Victory as curator. He subsequently became Head of Historic Ships and is now Deputy Executive Director of Museum Operations at […] Read More

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2021 McMullen Naval History Symposium

January 2021

23-24 September 2021 U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD #McMullen21   The approaching new year, 2021, marks the 100 year anniversary of the Washington Naval Conference. This event, the first multilateral naval disarmament conference in modern history, brought delegations from nine different nations to Washington D.C. to discuss naval armament reductions and interests in the Far […] Read More

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University of Exeter: Centre for Maritime Historical Studies

January 2021

Centre seminar series – Winter/Spring 2021 All seminars will be hosted on Zoom for the academic year 2020-2021 and will begin at 17:00 GMT. Please contact Dr Elin Jones (e.f.jones@exeter.ac.uk) to be added to the invitation list.     20/01/21 Dr John Siblon (Birkbeck, University of London) – with the Centre for Imperial and Global Studies […] Read More

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