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Call for papers Maritime Spaces, Shows, and the Nineteenth-Century City

January 2019

Maritime Spaces is an interdisciplinary one-day conference taking place on Friday 12 April 2019 at University College Cork, which will also feature a staged reading of selected scenes from a nautical melodrama. It is envisaged as the first in a series of fora in future years that will provide a space for nineteenth-centuryists in Ireland […] Read More

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The Maritime Archaeology Graduate Symposium

January 2019

The Maritime Archaeology Graduate Symposium Date: 29 – 31 March 2019 (Friday to Sunday) Location: University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Lecture Theatre B Organisers: University of Southampton, Centre for Maritime Archaeology University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology As the field of maritime archaeology continues to mature into a respected sub-discipline, advances and developments […] Read More

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Anderson Medal Winner (2017) Announced!

December 2018

We are delighted to announce that, out of nineteen nominations, the prestigious Anderson Medal, for the best maritime non-fiction book in 2017 has been awarded to Dr David Davies for his book Kings of the Sea – Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy (Published by Seaforth). This book, unsurprisingly, has also been awarded […] Read More

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Honor Frost Foundation 7th Annual Lecture

November 2018

The Seventh Annual Lecture of the Honor Frost Foundation will be delivered at the British Academy in London on 6th December 2018, by Martine Francis-Allouche, maritime archaeologist and scientific co-director of the archaeological research project “Byblos & the Sea”. In the 1960s, Honor Frost, a pioneering figure in maritime archaeology for over 40 years, began […] Read More

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Call for Papers: New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2019

November 2018

The British Commission for Maritime History, in association with Liverpool John Moores University and the Centre for Port and Maritime History, invites contributions to its twenty-fifth conference for new researchers. Hosted in Liverpool, the conference provides a unique opportunity for new scholars to present their work in a leading centre of maritime historical research. The […] Read More

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International Shipwreck Conference 2019

November 2018

Tickets are now available for the International Maritime Archaeology and Shipwreck Society’s 37th International Shipwreck Conference on Saturday 2nd February 2019. Provisional Programme Kevin Camidge – The Wheel Wreck Connie Kelleher – The Streedagh Armada Wreck in Sligo Richard Lundgren – Mars wreck John De Bry – The 1565 Ribault shipwreck Matthew Skelhorn – The […] Read More

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Book Launch: Andrew Lambert Seapower “Seapower States”

November 2018

Professor Andrew Lambert’s new book Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires, and the Conflict that Made the Modern World is to be launched on 21st November 2018 at an event held at King’s College London’s Strand Campus. The event is free, but booking is required. “Andrew Lambert, author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in […] Read More

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Conference: The First World War at Sea: Conflict, Culture and Commemoration

October 2018

Held at the National Maritime Musuem in Greenwich from the 8th to the 10th November 2018, this conference will place the experience of the maritime war within the historical settings of the years preceding and following the conflict. Keynote speakers are, Professors Andrew Lambert, King’s College London; Jan Rüger, Birkbeck, University of London and Matthew […] Read More

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