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.

Credit: NMM BHC1291

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 Museum)

Summer Term 2018:

Credit: NMM PAI7124

24 April: From sailors’ chests to sailors’ homes: Finnish seamen and domesticity in the early 20th century Laika Nevalainen (European University Institute)

22 May: ‘Cannibals’, ‘Savages’ and pronouns: the strange world of British naval encounter in Australia and the Torres Strait, 1842-1850’ Daniel Simpson (Royal Holloway & The British Museum)

19 June: Constructing the seapower state: culture, identity and exceptionalism Andrew Lambert (King’s College London)

Venue: Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House, London.

Convenors: Aaron Jaffer and Lizelle de Jager