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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 […] Read More

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Canadian Nautical Research Society: Canada’s Pacific Gateway, Past Present and Future

February 2021

Thursday 10 and Friday 11 June 2021 The /Société canadienne pour la recherche nautique will hold its annual conference 10–11 June 2021 and the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 12 June 2021. The conference theme will be Canada’s Pacific Gateway, past present and future. Proposals are invited for papers or presentations related to the general […] Read More

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Andrew Baines Wins The Victory Medal 2021

February 2021

Andrew Baines studied both Quantity Surveying and Maritime Conservation Science at the University of Portsmouth. He has developed a career in the care of historic ships, working first on HMS Warrior, before moving to HMS Victory as curator. He subsequently became Head of Historic Ships and is now Deputy Executive Director of Museum Operations at […] Read More

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2021 McMullen Naval History Symposium

January 2021

23-24 September 2021 U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD #McMullen21   The approaching new year, 2021, marks the 100 year anniversary of the Washington Naval Conference. This event, the first multilateral naval disarmament conference in modern history, brought delegations from nine different nations to Washington D.C. to discuss naval armament reductions and interests in the Far […] Read More

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University of Exeter: Centre for Maritime Historical Studies

January 2021

Centre seminar series – Winter/Spring 2021 All seminars will be hosted on Zoom for the academic year 2020-2021 and will begin at 17:00 GMT. Please contact Dr Elin Jones (e.f.jones@exeter.ac.uk) to be added to the invitation list.     20/01/21 Dr John Siblon (Birkbeck, University of London) – with the Centre for Imperial and Global Studies […] Read More

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Anderson Medal 2019 Announced!

January 2021

We are delighted to announce that, out of all the various nominations, the prestigious Anderson Medal, for the best maritime non-fiction book of 2019 has been awarded to Professor Evan Mawdsley for his book The War for the Seas: A Maritime History of World War II. The judging panel felt that: Unlike some similar books […] Read More

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Naval Dockyards Society Call for Papers!

December 2020

Dockyards and Baltic Campaigns (1721–2021): Comparisons and Transformations  25th Annual Conference: 27 March 2021 – Livestreamed This one-day conference will examine the role of the naval dockyards and bases that were closely associated with Baltic naval campaigns. 1721 was the year that the Great Northern War was finally concluded. The key dockyards in this war […] Read More

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Call for Papers! Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

November 2020

We seek participants in an online symposium to explore coasts and shores in the Gothic and to discuss a potential edited volume of essays. At this early stage, we invite proposals for short, 10-15 minute presentations, but would also like to hear from anyone interested in attending or taking part. The Online Symposium will take […] Read More

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Land Ahoy! Talks on Maritime History and Heritage at the University of Plymouth

November 2020

  Explore underwater heritage and naval history with experts from the University of Plymouth – filmed on location at several of Plymouth’s most renowned maritime landmarks.  The Land ahoy! talks are an exciting opportunity for all to learn more about the people that work to protect our seas. The Disaster that obscured near catastrophe: a […] Read More

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