Naval Dockyards Society 27th Annual Conference

April 2023

Economic and Social Impact of Dockyard & Shipyard Closures & Heritage Renewal: Lessons to be Learned

National Maritime Museum Greenwich Saturday 22 April 2023 11.00–4.30

*The conference is sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research. All members receive a 25% discount on tickets.

11.10–12.45 Morning Conference Chair Ann Coats
11.10–11.35 Celia Clark, Portsmouth Harbour: Exemplar of defence site regeneration?
11.35–12.00 Nick Ball, The Historic Dockyard Chatham: 40 years of regeneration.
12.00-12.25 Matt Beebee, Memory, temporality and living with industrial decline in Sheerness since 1960
12.25-12.40 Questions

12.40-1.40 Buffet Lunch

1.40–4.30 Afternoon Conference: Chair Ian Stafford
1.40–2.05 Jean-Baptiste Blain, German ‘U-Bunkers’ (U-Boat pens) built on French port cities, between reuse and oblivion.
2.05–2.30 Mark Barton: Why do we forget some Naval Dockyards – for built-in obsolescence, economic or geopolitical reasons?
2.30–2.55 Nives Lokoṧek and Luka Josip Erhardt, Innovatory rehabilitation of Hvar Arsenal and Historic Theatre to win the Europa Nostra Best European Conservation Achievement Award 2020.

2.55-3.10 Comfort break (no refreshments)

3.10-3.35 Stella Jackson, The Kasbah Remade: Culture and Heritage-led regeneration on the Port of Grimsby
3.35-4.10 Keynote Professor Hugh Murphy, The Economic and Social Effects of a Shipyard Closure: Scott Lithgow at Greenock and Port Glasgow, Scotland, 1970–1990
4.10–4.30 Questions


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