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Round Table Discussion on Greek Shipping

December 2014

To celebrate the publication of a new book by Prof Gelina Harlaftis and Dr Katerina Papakonstantinou,  Greek Shipping, 1700-1821: The Heyday before the Greek War of Independence (Kedros Publications , 2013), a round table discussion on Greek Shipping will be hosted by the Hellenic Centre in London on 26 January 2015 at 7.15 p.m. An exciting range […] Read More

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Sailing into Modernity

December 2014

Sailing into Modernity: Comparative Perspectives on the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century European Economic Transition This is a major research project currently being undertaken at the University of Exeter. This European Research Council funded project, led by Dr Maria Fusaro, will analyse the economic transition in Early Modern Europe through a comparative study of the contractual […] Read More

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2013 Anderson Medal Award

We are delighted to announce that, out of twenty-five nominations, the prestigious Anderson Medal for the best maritime non-fiction book of 2013 has been awarded to Dr Susan Rose, an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, for her wonderful book ‘England’s Medieval Navy 1066-1509: Ships, Men & Warfare‘ (Published by Seaforth, 2013) The judging committee […] Read More

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Research into the History of Longitude

December 2014

To coincide with the latest magnificent exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich ‘Ships Clocks and Stars’ it is worth considering the extra work that is being done around the country to help expand our understanding of this key topic in maritime history. In particular, the University of Cambridge is leading a major research project […] Read More

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Ships Clocks and Stars, NMM Greenwich

November 2014

The latest exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich only runs until 5 January so make sure that you get there in the next few weeks. To mark the 300th anniversary of the passing of the Longitude Act in July 1714, this landmark exhibition tells the extraordinary story of the race to determine longitude […] Read More

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Naval and Maritime Libraries and Archives Group

November 2014

The Naval and Maritime Libraries and Archives Group is an informal non-profit making network of organisations that hold library and archive collections on naval and maritime history in the UK and promote the subject and information sources to the public. The organisations cover a wide range of sectors from museums, public libraries, academic institutions and […] Read More

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Upcoming Events at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

November 2014

As always the NMM has outlined an array of fascinating events for the coming weeks and it starts TODAY!   Wednesday, 5 November 2014 Maritime Archives – a voyage of discovery The National Maritime Museum is hosting the National Museums, Libraries and Archives Group’s (NMLAG) seminar to highlight the fantastic maritime collections they hold focussing […] Read More

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New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2015

Always one of the most exciting, lively and interesting events of the year. If you want to feel the pulse of nautical research, make excellent contacts and enjoy lively debate, this conference is for you. As always, please spread the word and help make this 2015 event another great success. The New Researchers in Maritime […] Read More

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The Voyages of Adriaan van Berkel to Guiana Amerindian-Dutch Relationships in 17th Century Guyana

This sounds like a really fantastic project. Please spread the word! The book will be published in print, but as the publishers say: ‘we will also provide free full access to the book online via the e-library at our website (www.sidestone.com/library/) as well as Google Books and Google Scholar. It is our belief that academic […] Read More

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Ten Pound Island Book Company

October 2014

The Ten Pound Island Book Company, an American bookseller specialising in old, rare and out of print books, manuscripts and charts pertaining to the sea has just published its latest list. This list is composed of selections from the library of a retired naval officer and items from the collection of a gentleman on the west […] Read More

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