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Call for Papers: Canadian Nautical Research Society Conference 2019

February 2019

Lower Lakes, Upper Lakes: Connecting Maritime Heritage The Upper Great Lakes have been significantly impacted by transportation systems that merged water with land. The westerly movement of people, manufactured goods, and coal led to the easterly shipment of grain and iron ore. Settlements emerged where steamships could connect with railways, with an infrastructure of elevators, […] Read More

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Naval Dockyards Society Conference 2019 Programme

February 2019

“‘We stand on guard for thee.’ Dockyards and Naval Bases in North America, the Atlantic and the Caribbean” 30th March 2019 at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich This exciting and wide-ranging international programme features three papers focusing on shore and air facilities in North American naval bases: Upper Canadian hemp supply, naval dockyards on the […] Read More

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Webinar: The Archaeology of World War Battleships Video

January 2019

The first live webinar from the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, “The Archaeology of World War Battleships”, has now been posted online by the Nautical Archaeology Society. Host: Miranda Richardson, Editor of the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology Co-Host: Dr Jun Kimura, IJNA Advisory Editor, from the Dept of Maritime Civilizations, Tokai University, Japan, and […] Read More

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Book Launch of “A New Naval History”

Join us for the launch of A New Naval History with Dr Quintin Colville, Dr James Davey and respondants. All are welcome and there is no need to book. The launch takes place on 29th January in Wolfson Room I, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU, starting at 5.15pm with a wine reception from 6.30pm. […] Read More

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Maritime History North Spring Conference 6 April 2019

January 2019

Maritime History North jointly with The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Ships, the Society for Nautical Research and the Friends of Trincomalee present their Spring 2019 Conference on 6 April 2019 HMS Trincomalee and Pax Britannica in the 19th Century The Conference will address HMS Trincomalee – her building, service, restoration and future. […] Read More

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Navy Records Society: Caird Library Visit

January 2019

Members of The Navy Records Society have been given an exciting opportunity to visit the National Maritime Museum’s Caird Library & Archive on 18th February 2019. Guests will be hosted from 1300-1500 by one of their archivists, who will begin with a short talk on the work currently being undertaken, before being allowed to view […] Read More

Webinar: The Archaeology of World War Battleships

January 2019

The remains of the First and Second World Wars at Sea form a significant part of the ocean’s underwater cultural heritage. Battleship wrecks hold a particular position within this assemblage. As archaeological artefacts they can inform research on naval battles and the conduct of war, technological change, and are a material reflection of world political […] Read More

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Connecting The Oceans: The Impact of Global Steam in the Nineteenth Century

January 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: CONNECTING THE OCEANS: THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL STEAM IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY A conference under the joint auspices of the SS Great Britain and the Society for Nautical Research, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the rescue of the Great Britain and her return to Bristol Dates: 6 and 7 September 2019  Venue: […] Read More

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McMullen Naval History Symposium: 2019 Call for Papers

January 2019

The History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2017 McMullen Naval History Symposium on any topics related to American or world, naval and maritime history. Proposals should include a one page vita and an abstract of no more than 250 words which summarizes the research […] Read More

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Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies Seminar Programme

January 2019

The University of Exeter Centre for Maritime Historical Studies spring and summer seminar programme (PDF) has been announced: 16 January 2019 ‘Taking its Toll: Naval Life on the 1920s China Station’ Matthew Heaslip (University of Portsmouth) Amory B106, 5pm 6 February 2019 ‘The Patterns of Insanity in the Royal Navy 1789-1817’ Catherine Beck (Institute of […] Read More

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