King’s Maritime History Seminars 2017-18

October 2017

The list for the 2016-2017 Maritime History series at King’s College London has been released. The series is hosted by the ‘Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War’, and organised by the British Commission for Maritime History in association with the Society for Nautical Research. The full list of seminars and speakers is as follows:

King’s Maritime History Seminars, 2017-18

12 October 2017, Project Undaunted – exciting research opportunities, interesting discoveries
Barbara Jones, Lloyd’s Register

26 October 2017, Challenging the Atlantic: Brunel’s first steam ship, Great Western
Helen Doe, University of Exeter

9 November 2017, Sea of Contradictions: Black seafarers in the Royal Navy
S.I. Martin, Writer and Researcher

23 November 2017, Sailing around Belligerents’ Restrictions: American Shipping to Bordeaux
during the French Wars (1793-1815)

Proctor Memorial Lecture (*hosted by Lloyd’s Register, 71 Fenchurch St.)
Silvia Marzagalli, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis

7 December 2017, ‘Our Peace was not the Action of Children’: Restoration England and Ottoman Algiers,
1660-1688 (title to be confirmed)
Steve Garnett, University of Canterbury

18 January 2018, Baltic Brigs and Guernsey Sloops: Southampton’s Shipping Patterns in the 1770s
Maria Newbery, University of Southampton

1 February 2018, Decolonisation from the Seas: Mutiny in the Royal Indian Navy
Naina Manjrekar, SOAS

15 February 2018, The Royal Navy’s First War Staff Course
Simon Harley, Independent Researcher

1 March 2018, The Curious Case of the ‘Steam Yacht’ Caroline:
An Incident from the Russo-Japanese War in British Waters
Roger Dence, King’s College London

15 March 2018, The Black Sea war of 1914-17 through British eyes
Toby Ewin, King’s College London

26 April 2018, Life before Death: the 1963 decision to build the aircraft carrier CVA01
Tim Benbow, JSCSC Shrivenham, UK Ministry of Defence,  Defence Studies, King’s College London.

10 May 2018, Pageantry and Representation in the late-Henrician Navy: The Battle of the Solent
and Admiral Claude d’Annebault’s Visit to London
Benjamin Redding, University of Warwick

24 May 2018, ‘An Incomparable Influence Upon Every Shore’: Conceptions of Naval Power
and World Order on the Eve of the Great War
Louis M. Halewood, University of Oxford

Meetings take place on Thursdays at 17:15 in rm K6.07, Dep’t of War Studies, KCL, Strand, WC2R 2LS (6th Floor, King’s Building), with the exception of the Proctor Memorial Lecture which takes place at Lloyd’s Register, 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS. Admission to this lecture is by ticket only, available from Barbara Jones, Information Services, at the above address or by emailing