News & Topmasts

Maritime History North Spring Conference, – postponed until 31 March 2021

February 2020

Ticket prices (including Conference Fee, tea/coffee and buffet lunch) are as follows: Students (upon production of proof of full time education if requested), MR/MN/RN serving personnel (upon production of a valid ID card if requested)              £15   Full members of the sponsoring organisations: (Maritime History North and the Society for Nautical Research)                          […] Read More

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Dockyard Maties, Portsmouth Maps and Corsets

February 2020

  Dockyard Maties, Portsmouth Maps and Corsets A Celebration of Ray Riley’s Life and Work   A day of talks on local history and geography, Menuhin Room, Portsmouth Central Library, Saturday 28 March 2020   10.00 – 10.20 Registration.  Tea/Coffee Morning Chair:  Dr Hugh Mason 10.20 – 11.30   Session 1 10.20 – 10.40       Tim Allison          […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2020

February 2020

Chatham Dockyard 27-28 March 2020 The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH), in association with the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, invites you to join them for the twenty-sixth conference for new researchers. For 400 years the dockyard provided new ships and repair facilities for the Royal Navy, from sailing warships, steam warships to submarines. It […] Read More

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Victory Dinner 2020 – Tickets now SOLD OUT – (waiting list now open for any cancelled places that may occur).

February 2020

Please note that bookings for the 2020 Society Victory Dinner have now reached the maximum 102  – either paid for or reserved. Numbers allowed to dine on board at any one time are strictly limited so I cannot therefore take any more automatic bookings via our website. There is a possibility that there may be […] Read More

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Queer Seas: Looking for LGBTQI People in Maritime History

February 2020

Queer Seas: looking for LGBTQI people in maritime history: An illustrated talk about the secret Royal and Merchant Navy past. Saturday 8 Feb, at 2.30pm, at Devonport Naval Heritage Centre, PL1 4RW Read More

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Society Dinner on board HMS Victory, Saturday 13 June 2020

January 2020

Please note that bookings for the 2020 Society Victory Dinner have now reached the maximum 102  – either paid for or reserved.  Numbers allowed to dine on board at any one time are strictly limited so I cannot therefore take any more automatic bookings via our website. There is a possibility that there may be […] Read More

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Canadian Nautical Research Society 2020 Conference

January 2020

Proposals for papers are now being accepted for the 2020 CNRS-SCRN Conference and Annual General Meeting, which will be held Thursday, 13 August to Saturday, 15 August 2020 at the Lonsdale Quay Hotel, North Vancouver, British Columbia. The Main Conference Theme is: Waterfronts at Work Conference organizers will accept any maritime-related paper proposal on a […] Read More

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Anderson Medal Winner (2018) Announced

December 2019

Coal Steam and Ships: Engineering Enterprise and Empire on the Nineteenth Century Seas. We are delighted to announce that out of sixteen nominations the prestigious Anderson Medal, for the best maritime non-fiction book in 2018 has been awarded to Professor Crosbie Smith for his book Coal Steam and Ships: Engineering Enterprise and Empire on the […] Read More

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