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Protecting the London Talk

March 2019

Hidden at the bottom of the Thames Estuary, lies the wreck of a 17th century warship, the London. Mentioned in Samuel Pepys Diary, this ill-fated ship was fully laden with supplies and ready to embark for battle in the Second Anglo-Dutch War, but as families climbed aboard to see their loved ones off she suddenly, […] Read More

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Bournemouth University Martime Archaeology Conference 2019

March 2019

The fourth annual Maritime Archaeology Conference hosted by Bournemouth University. This year’s theme is the archaeology and History of the Modern Era This conference will feature talks and displays from a wide range of specialists in the maritime history and archaeology of the last 150 years.   Speakers will include: Michael Brennan John Broadwater Pete […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Anglo-Spanish Lives in Port Cities

March 2019

‘Imperial Entanglements: Trans-Oceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy’ Call for Papers: 3rd Annual Conference of the AHRC Project 9-10 August 2019 Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool UK Port-cities in Britain are known and studied as crossroads and gateways of empire. People, ideas, goods, money, etc. flowed in and out of these porous […] Read More

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Paul Kennedy Lecture: ‘The Second World War at Sea”

March 2019

University of Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies Keynote Lecture Professor Paul Kennedy, CBE (Yale University) ‘The Second World War at Sea, from Top to Bottom: A Braudelian Look at the Allied Victory’ Paul Kennedy is one of Britain’s leading historians. Perhaps best known for his seminal publication The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2019: Registration and Programme

February 2019

Registration is now open for The British Commission for Maritime History‘s twenty-fifth conference for new researchers. Hosted by the Mersyside Maritime Museum, in association with Liverpool John Moores University, the Centre for Port and Maritime History, and sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research. This conference, held on the 22nd and 23rd March 2019, provides […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2019

February 2019

Maritime histories have always told stories about power. Whether in the form of narratives about mastery of the seas, conquest of lands, or enslavement of peoples, traditional accounts of enterprising explorers and hardy mariners have located power and agency with a limited groups of actors: almost always male, and predominantly European. In doing so, histories […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Canadian Nautical Research Society Conference 2019

February 2019

Lower Lakes, Upper Lakes: Connecting Maritime Heritage The Upper Great Lakes have been significantly impacted by transportation systems that merged water with land. The westerly movement of people, manufactured goods, and coal led to the easterly shipment of grain and iron ore. Settlements emerged where steamships could connect with railways, with an infrastructure of elevators, […] Read More

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