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Online Conference: All at Sea – Seafarer Wellbeing and Mental Health; Past, Present and Future

June 2021

The National Maritime Museum, in partnership with The Mission to Seafarers, is pleased to invite you to All at Sea – Seafarer Wellbeing and Mental Health; Past, Present and Future – a free, one-day online conference on Thursday 24 June from 10.30 – 17.00.  The conference brings together a unique blend of industry leaders, international NGO’s, historians […] Read More

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National Historic Ships Virtual Flagship of the Year: LV50

June 2021

Friends of LV50 Win National Historic Ships UK 2021 Virtual Flagship of the Year Award! National Historic Ships UK have awarded LV50 the status  of ‘Virtual Flagship of the Year’ in recognition of their creativity and resilience in promoting continued online engagement with the vessel during the Covid-19 lockdown. LV50 is a rare Victorian wooden […] Read More

PhD Bursary: Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China, 1869-1918 and Call for Papers

May 2021

PhD Bursary – ‘Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China, 1869-1918’, October 2021 start date. In 2019 Lloyd’s Register (LR) celebrated 150 years of operation in China. This doctoral-level research project will assess the influence and impact that LR and its surveyors had on international understandings of health, safety, and risk management, and their broader influences on […] Read More

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The Teign Shanty Festival: Call for Maritime Historians!

May 2021

We have been contacted by the excellent Teign Shanty Festival who are looking for maritime historians to give talks on historic ships or any related subject relevant to a maritime theme. During the festival they will be hosting talks on a variety of subjects including scrimshaw, wooden boat building, the history of whaling, mussel fishing, […] Read More

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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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