New Researchers in Maritime History

February 2021

Free Online Conference from The British Commission for Maritime History.

12 & 13 March 2021

This annual conference, run by the British Commission for Maritime History and sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research, supports emerging scholars who wish to share their work in a supportive environment and build relations with other maritime historians. The Conference gives new researchers a unique opportunity to present their work in a constructive and supportive environment and build relations with other maritime historians. This year it will be wholly on-line and free to everyone with an interest in this subject.

Friday 12th March

At 15:00 there will be a keynote session led by Dr James Davey (University of Exeter) and Dr Richard Blakemore (University of Reading):

Doing Maritime History in the Age of Covid-19

Leading maritime historians discuss the practical and methodological challenges – and opportunities – prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It will consider the impact on scholars, how we might mitigate against the continued limited access to archives, and how the last 12 months might shape the future of the discipline.

Saturday 13th March

Four x 1 and half hour online sessions featuring short papers from new researchers on a wide range of maritime topics. Full details are on the BCMH website

10:00 Mercantile Maritime History

12:00 Naval History

14:00 Maritime Archaeology

16:00 Fish and Ice


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