A Sense of Direction – New Researches in the History of Navigation

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Friday 7 May 2010

In collaboration with the Royal Institute of Navigation, the National Maritime Museum is hosting a one-day symposium to showcase new research in the history of navigation. The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers engaged in research relating to the history of navigation in order to map out the current state of research and to discuss new directions for the future. Proposals for papers on any historical period are welcome. Possible themes might include, but would not be restricted to:

– the development of navigational instruments, maps and charts and related techniques

– the links between marine, land, air and space navigation

– navigation as a profession

– navigation in different cultures and the exchange of knowledge as a result of cultural encounters

– the historical relationship between theory and practice

– navigational training

– new perspectives on established histories of the subject

It is anticipated that speaking slots will be of about 30 minutes, including time for questions.

To propose a paper for consideration, or for further information, please send the title and abstract (approximately 200 words) to

Research Administrator

National Maritime Museum

London SE10 9NF

Tel 020 8312 6716

Fax 020 8312 6592

E-mail [email protected]

The deadline for the receipt of proposals is 30 November 2009.