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University of Southampton Public Study Day: “More than just Jutland: the Royal Navy at war, 1914-18”

December 2015

The University of Southampton is holding a study day on 21st May 2016, “More than just Jutland: the Royal Navy at war, 1914-18“, bringing together eminent naval historians to look at the Battle of Jutland, its legacy and the Royal Navy’s multi-faceted contribution to the First World War. Alongside the conventional seminar, the day’s convenor, Professor […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Italy’s Decade of War: 1935-45 Conference 2016

December 2015

Proposals are invited for a conference at the University of Strathclyde on 6th-7th September 2016 on “Italy’s Decade of War: 1935-45 in International Perspective“. The conference will place particular emphasis upon the significance of the Mediterranean region in the wider history of the Second World War, exploring the broader implications of Italy’s actions in Africa and the […] Read More

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Anderson Medal 2014 Winner Announced!

December 2015

The Society for Nautical Research is pleased to announce, that out of nineteen nominations this year for the Anderson Medal, Rip Bulkeley has been voted the winner for his book Bellingshausen & The Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21 (published by Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). The judging committee thought that Rip Bulkeley’s book was a model of its […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Torpedo History and Heritage Conference

December 2015

Proposals are invited for the 7th International Conference on Industrial Heritage on 19th-21st May 2016, held at the University of Rijeka in Croatia, organised by Pro Torpedo Rijeka, the Society for the Promotion and Protection of Rijeka’s Industrial Heritage and the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering. The subject of the conference is the history and heritage of […] Read More

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3-year AHRC funded Postdoc at Warwick Hispanic Studies

November 2015

Warwick University are delighted to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for a 3-year postdoctoral research fellowship at Warwick Hispanic Studies. The successful candidate will be a key part of the research team for the AHRC-funded project  ‘Imperial Entanglements: Transoceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy,’ working closely with PI Kirsty Hooper and Co-I […] Read More

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Call for Papers: First World War at Sea 1914-1919 Conference 2016

November 2015

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 in June 2016 and invite proposals for papers. The convenors welcome proposals that explore political, strategic, tactical, operational, cultural, social, […] Read More

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Call for Papers: New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2016

November 2015

Applications are invited for the twenty-third British Commission for Maritime History New Researchers Conference at Plymouth University.  The conference provides a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to present their work in one of the world’s most important historic maritime settings. The Conference supports emerging scholars who wish to share their work in a supportive environment and […] Read More

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Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships at the National Archive and Science Museum

November 2015

The National Archives and Science Museum have announced that they are offering CDP (Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships) studentships to start in 2016, a number of which are dedicated to, or have possibilities in the maritime field. The National Archives have three studentships to be filled, and the Science museum six. They are looking for project submissions […] Read More

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John Goddard Collection of Naval Medals & Nelson Letters: Auction

November 2015

The John Goddard Collection of naval medals and Nelson letters, collected over three decades, will be auctioned on 24th November 2015 by the Dix Noonan Webb auction house  in London. Read More

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Two men arrested following reported theft from WW1 Royal Navy wreck

October 2015

Two men have been arrested by Kent Police following reports of thefts from the wreck of of the First World War Royal Navy warship H.M.S. Hermes. Commissioned in 1899, H.M.S. Hermes was a Highflyer class protected cruiser that was converted in 1913 into the Royal Navy’s first aircraft carrying warship when she was given canvas […] Read More

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