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Discovering WWII Coastal Defences

March 2019

The Nautical Archaeology Society is running a two day course in Swanage for anyone interested to learn all about the defence mechanisms that were put in place to protect Britain from invasion in WWII. Attendees will also learn how to identify the remains of these coastal defences and how to archaeologically record them, so at […] Read More

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Talk: Shipbuilding Records in Scotland

March 2019

As a former design engineer in the shipbuilding industry, it was inevitable that Jennifer Lightbody’s move into the archives sector would involve shipbuilding records. This talk will cover her MSc cataloguing placement at National Records of Scotland, considering shipbuilding photograph albums from the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders collection, how they are used by researchers and how […] Read More

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Lord Peter Hennessy and Dr James Jinks ‘Special Nuclear Relationship: America and Britain, 1958 to the Present’

Date 20 Mar 2019, 18:00 to 20 Mar 2019, 20:00 Venue Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU   In 2015 Peter Hennessy and James Jinks collaborated on a much praised history of the Royal Submarine Service, The Silent Deep. In this talk these historians draw on that scholarship in […] Read More

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Protecting the London Talk

March 2019

Hidden at the bottom of the Thames Estuary, lies the wreck of a 17th century warship, the London. Mentioned in Samuel Pepys Diary, this ill-fated ship was fully laden with supplies and ready to embark for battle in the Second Anglo-Dutch War, but as families climbed aboard to see their loved ones off she suddenly, […] Read More

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Bournemouth University Martime Archaeology Conference 2019

March 2019

The fourth annual Maritime Archaeology Conference hosted by Bournemouth University. This year’s theme is the archaeology and History of the Modern Era This conference will feature talks and displays from a wide range of specialists in the maritime history and archaeology of the last 150 years.   Speakers will include: Michael Brennan John Broadwater Pete […] Read More

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Call for Papers: Anglo-Spanish Lives in Port Cities

March 2019

‘Imperial Entanglements: Trans-Oceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy’ Call for Papers: 3rd Annual Conference of the AHRC Project 9-10 August 2019 Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool UK Port-cities in Britain are known and studied as crossroads and gateways of empire. People, ideas, goods, money, etc. flowed in and out of these porous […] Read More

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Paul Kennedy Lecture: ‘The Second World War at Sea”

March 2019

University of Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies Keynote Lecture Professor Paul Kennedy, CBE (Yale University) ‘The Second World War at Sea, from Top to Bottom: A Braudelian Look at the Allied Victory’ Paul Kennedy is one of Britain’s leading historians. Perhaps best known for his seminal publication The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, […] Read More

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