The Society for Nautical Research: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

By Richard Harding, published February 2011

Abstract

This article is a reflection on the past achievements of the Society and how the changing context of international maritime history presents it with questions and opportunities. The conditions that enabled the Society to take a pre-eminent role in establishing both public and academic maritime history in the first fifty years of the twentieth century have now gone, leaving the Society with a role that needs to be redefined and a strategy that needs to be developed. However, the opportunities presented by digital technologies, the converging and diverging academic disciplines, new public interests and policy requirements, all present the Society with opportunities to build on its past and remain a significant voice for maritime history in the future.

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration

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