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Wrecks of Scotland’s Lost Ships and Aircraft Recorded

May 2016

Wessex Archaeology Scotland have completed their third and final annual Project S.A.M.P.I.R.E. report, funded by the Crown Estate, documenting over one hundred shipwrecks and maritime artefacts from Cape Wrath to Solway Firth. Highlights noted by the B.B.C. included the discovery of Second World War flying boats in the Firth of Lorn, the wreck of the Hersilia, an armed […] Read More

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Wreck of Captain Cook’s Endeavour Found?

May 2016

The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (R.I.M.A.P.) believe they may be close to locating and identifying the wreck of the troop carrier Lord Sandwich, previously Captain Cook’s fabled H.M. Bark Endeavour, which was scuttled along with thirteen other ships in Newport Harbor, prior to the Battle of Rhode Island in the American Revolution in 1778. A grant from the Australian […] Read More

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Call for papers: Maritime Masculinities, 1815-1940

May 2016

The Department of History, Philosophy & Religion, Oxford Brookes University, and the Port Towns and Urban Cultures group, University of Portsmouth, invite proposals for a conference concerning Maritime Masculinities, 1815-1940. Conference themes include, but are not limited to, the following topics: The effect of technological change, eliminating the skill of sailing, but necessitating the engineer […] Read More

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Conference: The First World War at Sea, 1914–19

April 2016

The National Maritime Museum, The British Commission for Military History, and The British Commission for Maritime History are jointly organizing an international conference on the First World War at sea, to be held at Greenwich on 3/4 June 2016. While there have recently been a number of conferences and publications looking at land-based histories of the […] Read More

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N.A.S. and S.C.A.P.E. Trust Conference 2016 Call for Papers

April 2016

    The Nautical Archaeology Society and the SCAPE Trust will be holding a joint conference in Glasgow on the 5th – 6th November 2016. The conference is aimed at people interested in both terrestrial and marine archaeology, and will focus on the coast edge, the intertidal zone and under water. Papers are invited on […] Read More

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Jutland 1916: The Big Debate

April 2016

The Greatest Naval Battle Ever? The Battle That Won The War? This year is the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, a battle that was considered the defining naval battle of the First World War, fought over 36 hours from May 31st to June 1st 1916. Often considered a German victory due to the number […] Read More

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Our Welsh Maritime Heritage

April 2016

Our maritime museums, societies and researchers are the lifeblood of Welsh Maritime Heritage. We have a long tradition of great historical and archaeological research and publication in Wales from Aled Eames, Robin Evans John Geraint Jenkins, David Thomas, Ken Lloyd Gruffydd and Lewis Lloyd. In collaboration between MOROL (Institute of Welsh Maritime Historical Studies) and […] Read More

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The Britannia Naval Research Association 14th Annual Oxford Naval Symposium

April 2016

The Britannia Naval Research Association is holding its Fourteenth Annual Oxford Naval Symposium on Saturday 14th May 2016 at St Anne’s College Oxford. It will be preceded by a field trip to the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth and related exhibitions on Friday 13th May. This year’s topic is ‘Big Guns and […] Read More

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Society and the Sea Conference – Call for Papers

April 2016

The newly established Greenwich Maritime Centre (GMC) is pleased to announce its first international interdisciplinary conference on the theme ‘Society and the Sea’. Established as a bi-annual event, the conference aims to bring together an interdisciplinary array of researchers, practitioners, policy and decision makers to explore the oceans as a cross-cutting issue for society and […] Read More

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2016 B.C.M.H. New Researcher’s Conference Programme Released

April 2016

The programme for the British Commission for Maritime History’s 2016 New Researchers conference has been released (PDF). Held on 15-16 April 2016 at Plymouth University, the keynote address, entitled “Sail Away from the Safe Harbour: Myths, Audiences and Communication in Maritime History” will be delivered by Dr. J. D. Davies, chairman of the Research and Programmes […] Read More

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