The annual series of seminars, convened by the National Maritime Museum and held at the Institute of Historical Research, aims to disseminate new research in British maritime history.

For detailed information on the seminars view the abstracts (PDF).

Please note: the seminars are not held at the Royal Museums Greenwich, but in the Bedford Room, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU.

22 January: ‘There is Sorrow on the Sea’: interpreting Brunel’s Leviathan, Edward Gillen, University of Cambridge

5 February: The Royal Navy and Malta Through the History of Fort (or HMS) St Angelo, Ashley Jackson, King’s College London

19 February: The East India Company and the Atlantic World in the Early 17th Century, Edmond Smith, University of Cambridge

5 March: Circuits of Knowledge: the Royal Navy and the Caribbean, 1756–1815, Sian Williams, University of Southampton

19 March: The Royal Navy and British National Identity in the Two World Wars, Duncan Redford, National Museum of the Royal Navy


Dr James Davey, Dr Rebekah Higgitt, Dr Margarette Lincoln, Dr John McAleer, Dr Nigel Rigby, and Prof. N.A.M. Rodger.

Further information

Time: 17.15. (Each paper lasts approximately 45 minutes, followed by 15–30 minutes of questions.)
Fee: FREE. Booking is not required.
Travel: Nearest Tube stations include Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square and Goodge Street

Further questions

Research Executive
Tel: 020 8312 6716
E-mail: [email protected]

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