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Launch of the Save the London Campaign

July 2019

The London is a ‘second-rate’ ship from Cromwell’s era, and is identified in Samuel Pepys Diary as part of the fleet that brought Charles II back to England in the 17th Century. Despite her historical significance, her remains are currently lying just off the shipping channel in the River Thames, where the strong tides and […] Read More

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Connecting the Oceans

July 2019

A conference under the joint auspices of the SS Great Britain and the Society for Nautical Research, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the SNR co-ordinating her salvage in 1969. The nineteenth century was a period of astonishing change in the maritime world. The advent of steam technology ended the age-old dependence on wind and tide, shortened voyages, ended […] Read More

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The Samuel Pepys Award 2019

June 2019

The Trustees of the Samuel Pepys Award Trust invite submissions for the ninth Samuel Pepys Award, to be presented at the annual Pepys Club dinner on Tuesday 12 November 2019. The biennial prize of £2,000 is for a book that, in the opinion of the judges, makes the greatest contribution to the understanding of Samuel […] Read More

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Maritime History North Autumn Conference 2019

Maritime History North with their co-sponsors present their Autumn 2019 Conference at The FORUM STUDIO, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Saturday 28th September 9.30am – 4.00pm WARSHIPS, LINERS, SUBMARINES AND THE MAYFLY AIRSHIP ALL BUILT AT BARROW The Programme Organisers gratefully thank the Supporting Organisations: Society for Nautical Research, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Engineering […] Read More

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Call for Papers: 7th In­ter­na­tional Con­gress for Un­der­wa­ter Ar­chae­ology

June 2019

Call for pa­pers Here is the link for the abstract submission module of the 7th In­ter­na­tional Con­gress for Un­der­wa­ter Ar­chae­ology IKUWA7, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland 2.-5th of June 2020. Call for papers will be open 1.4.2019 – 28.8.2019 Abstracts for papers and posters may only be submitted online via the submission form. […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Navy Records Society Summer Party

May 2019

This year will see the Navy Records Society’s inaugural summer party where members will get together in a fabulous maritime setting to celebrate the society’s and our members’ achievements over the past year. This year the party will be held on 3 July on board HQS Wellington a historic ship moored on the Embankment in London. […] Read More

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Michael Sissons History Prize

May 2019

Peters Fraser & Dunlop have announced the Michael Sissons History Prize of £2,000, aimed at academics looking to write their first popular history book who are not yet represented by an agent. The prize will be awarded for the best trade book proposal and may focus on any period of history. The prize aims to […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Nautical Archaeology Society Conference 2019

May 2019

Wooden Wall and Stone Bastions: Ship and Ordnance Remains on Land and Under the Sea The Nautical Archaeology Society and the Ordnance Society are excited to be co-hosting a two-day conference examining how ship and ordnance remains found on land and under the sea help our understanding of our maritime past. The Conference is to […] Read More

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Call for Submissions: Trafalgar Chronicle 2020

May 2019

The next edition of the Trafalgar Chronicle, TC 2020 new series No 5, will be themed on Nelson and the Georgian Navy as portrayed in art, film and literature. For over two decades, the Trafalgar Chronicle has been the flagship scholarly publication of the 1805 Club, with an international membership. The mission of the 1805 […] Read More

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Webinar: Is My Ship A Wreck? Video

May 2019

The second live webinar from the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, “Is my Ship a Wreck”, has now been posted online by the Nautical Archaeology Society. Read More

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