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The Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship in Naval History 2015

May 2015

The Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship in Naval History. The Naval War College Foundation intends to award one grant of $1,500 to the researcher 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 E. […] Read More

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Conference: The Environmental Histories of Ports and Ocean Trade

May 2015

The Centre for Port and Maritime History [CPMH] has announced its annual conference: The Environmental Histories of Ports and Ocean Trade which will be held in Liverpool 18-19 September 2015. CPMH have issued a call for papers outlining the principles behind the conference along with a list of potential topics. These include: – Ports and environmental knowledge – Environmental […] Read More

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The Trafalgar Chronicle 2015 Silver Anniversary: Call for Papers

April 2015

The Trafalgar Chronicle is the year book of the 1805 Club and it celebrates its silver anniversary this year. Proposals are sought for articles of 3,000 to 5,000 words dealing with any aspect of the sailing navy in the Georgian era. The theme of Trafalgar Chronicle this year is the victory of sea power, but […] Read More

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SNR Forum Re-Launch

April 2015

We are delighted to announce that the Society’s Forum, once a major hub of international nautical scholarship, has now been re-launched. Since its foundation in 1910, the Society has taken great pride in holding lively debate on all issues of nautical scholarship and research for the interest and benefit of amateur and professional historians alike. To cater […] Read More

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HMS Warrior Future Secure

April 2015

Great news this month from National Historic Ships UK. The immediate future of the Royal Navy’s first iron warship, HMS Warrior, has become secure with a grant of £2.6 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund [HLF]. In a statement from the HLF it was revealed that the ship was in need of significant repairs if it was […] Read More

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Conference: Heraldry and Piracy in an Age of Chivalry, 4-5 June 2015

April 2015

Heraldry and Piracy in an Age of Chivalry: The Jurisdiction of the Constable and Marshal(s) and of the Admiralty in Later Medieval England and France Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, 4-5 June 2015 Under the presidency of the Constable and Marshal of England, the Court of Chivalry heard cases that arose out of […] Read More

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Anderson Medal Presentation 16 April

April 2015

 16 April 2015, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich We are delighted to present this year’s Anderson Medal for a maritime history publication to Susan Rose for her book England’s Medieval Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare.  The judging committee thought that Susan ‘has done a magnificent job in researching and writing about an era that is often neglected […] Read More

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Spring and Summer Events at the National Maritime Museum

Friday and Saturday, 10-11 April New Researchers in Maritime History Conference There is a great programme of speakers lined up from a range of different Universities as well as independent scholars to tell us all about their current research. The National Maritime Museum are hosting the Friday evening keynote address by John McAleer (University of Southampton) […] Read More

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Maritime History North Spring Seminar

March 2015

1915 – The First Full Year of Unrestricted Maritime Warfare We are delighted to announce that Maritime History North will be holding their annual Spring Seminar at Blaydes House, University of Hull, on 2 May. With an outstanding group of scholars lined up, this will be a fascinating event. The program for the day is as […] Read More

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