Spring and Summer Events at the National Maritime Museum

April 2015


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) and the drinks reception. The Saturday will be hosted at the University of Greenwich and Boydell & Brewer will be presenting their 2015 doctoral prize.

The conference keynote and reception will take place at the National Maritime Museum on Friday, 10 April. The rest of the programme will take place at the University of Greenwich on 11 April. Programme attached.

 The cost is just £35 for a standard delegate and £30 for students which will include lunch and refreshments throughout the day. You can register by following this link: http://newresearchersmaritimehistory2015.eventbrite.co.uk

Thursday, 16 April

Society for Nautical Research Anderson Medal Presentation and Reception

We will 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 presentation of the medal and a talk by Dr Rose on her book will take place in the Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre at the National Maritime Museum, once again emphasising the close ties between the Museum and the SNR.

Registration from 16.30 outside the lecture theatre followed by the award presentation, lecture by Dr Rose and a reception in the Queen’s House.

Booking: free of charge, but essential to confirm a place. Please contact Lizelle de Jager, Research Executive, National Maritime Museum on ldejager@rmg.co.uk or 0208 8312 6716.

Saturday, 25 April

Naval Dockyard Society AGM and Conference: The Royal Dockyards and the pressures of Global War, 1793–1815

‘The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars placed the royal dockyards, both home and overseas, under unprecedented strain. A huge increase in workload necessitated greatly expanded workforces, the adoption of new technologies and working methods, and a series of contentious reforms and counter-reforms. Papers will evaluate the effectiveness of the dockyards’ work, and the nature and scale of the work carried out.’

For a programme and to book a place please contact Peter Goodwin on 023 9229 5949 or e-mail seaphoenix@talktalk.net

Friday and Saturday, 24-25 July

The Emergence of a Maritime Nation: Britain in the Tudor and Stuart Age, 1485–1714

 The Tudor and Stuart Age saw England, and later Britain, emerge as one of Europe’s major maritime and naval powers, in the process transforming its trade, culture, politics, financial structures, society and self-image. Over the next few years the National Maritime Museum will, , begin to re-explore this rich and complex period.  In November 2015, it will open a major exhibition centring on Samuel Pepys; looking further forward, a permanent gallery on Tudor and Stuart seafarers will open in 2018. In advance of these offerings, the present conference aims to bring together scholars from the broadest possible range of perspectives to consider Britain’s relationship with the sea in the early modern era.

The conference fee is £90 and the concessionary rate is £75 (people over 60 and students). Please contact Lizelle de Jager, Research Executive, National Maritime Museum on ldejager@rmg.co.uk or 0208 8312 6716.


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