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Maritime Heritage Trust Heritage Harbour

November 2021

The development of Heritage Harbours is a joint initiative by the Maritime Heritage Trust (MHT) and National Historic Ships (NHS) Shipshape Network; with strong support from the European Maritime Heritage (EMH). It proposes that historic Ports and harbours in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland become officially recognized as ‘Heritage Harbours’. These developing Heritage Harbours […] Read More

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AGM 2022

November 2021

The Society’s 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held at the National Museum of the Royal Navy on 11 June 2022, coinciding with the Naval Dockyards Society Conference on 9, 10 and 11 June, also in Portsmouth. 2022 is also the 100th anniversary of the dry-docking of HMS Victory and the centenary of the start […] Read More

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Oceans Workshop: The Future of Blue Humanities

October 2021

University of Exeter: Centre for Environmental Arts and Humanities / Centre for Maritime Historical Studies OCEANS Workshop: The Future of Blue Humanities Thursday 21st October 2021 17:00 – 18:30 DST (online) ZOOM LINK: https://Universityofexeter.zoom.us/j/95322170859?pwd=NEM0bzZUQ2orZTZjV3UvbHdzQ3ZEUT09   You are invited to join us for an online workshop exploring ocean-centric research at the University of Exeter and beyond. […] Read More

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Maritime Education in the 1890s: microhistories from the Liverpool Nautical College

October 2021

Centre for Port and Maritime History Peter N Davies Seminar 2021, 3 November at 5.30pm Researchers of histories of nautical education institutions can be found on the corner of Niche Street and Derelict Avenue.  At the turn of the millennium, Kennerley lamented the paucity of published research in the field of maritime education and training, […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2022

September 2021

Chatham Dockyard 8/9 April 2022 Call for Papers The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH), in association with the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, invites contributions to its twenty-seventh 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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English travellers to Venice, 1450-1600 – Professor Michael G. Brennan

August 2021

The Annual EGR Taylor Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society In 1959 a group of distinguished scholars established an annual lecture in honour of Professor Emeritus Eva G. R. Taylor, the first female professor of geography in the UK, on the occasion of her 80th birthday on 22 June 1959. The sponsoring organisations, amongst others, […] Read More

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The Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship in Naval History.

August 2021

The Naval War College Foundation intends to award one grant of up to $4,000 or two grants of up to $2,000 each to the researcher(s) with the greatest need who can make optimum use of the naval history research materials located in the Naval War College’s Naval Historical Collection, Naval War College Museum, and Henry […] Read More

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Calls for Papers: Continuity and Change in the Indian Ocean in an Age of Uncertainty

July 2021

12-13 November 2021, Sheridan Institute of Higher Education and the Western Australian Maritime Museum Sheridan Institute of Higher Education, in partnership with Australian Association for Maritime History and the Western Australian Maritime Museum, will host the second biennial Indian Ocean Studies Conference on 12–13 November 2021. The theme of this year’s conference is Continuity and […] Read More

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Chairman’s Column

Below is the Chairman’s Column from the latest edition of our quarterly free newsletter, Topmasts. This edition includes the oft-forgotten naval vessel class, the big-gun monitor, frequently armed with the ‘cast off’ weapons from much grander units; the only remaining Canadian example of a workhorse of Second World War convoy escorts, the corvette; the story of […] Read More

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Online Conference: All at Sea – Seafarer Wellbeing and Mental Health; Past, Present and Future

June 2021

The National Maritime Museum, in partnership with The Mission to Seafarers, is pleased to invite you to All at Sea – Seafarer Wellbeing and Mental Health; Past, Present and Future – a free, one-day online conference on Thursday 24 June from 10.30 – 17.00.  The conference brings together a unique blend of industry leaders, international NGO’s, historians […] Read More

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