PTUC Events Calendar

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See below for some of the events that may be of interest to you!

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

January

8th Jan – Cathryn Pearce (University of Greenwich/University of Portsmouth) ‘”To assist the unfortunate sufferers”:  The Royal Navy and the Launch of the Shipwrecked Mariners Society, 1839-40.’ Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar, Hull. 6pm.

18th Jan – ‘Women’s Negotiations of Space, 1500-1900’, Women’s History Network, University of Hull, Hull, UK.

18th Jan – Maria Newbery (University of Southampton)  ‘Baltic rigs and Guernsey sloops: Southampton’s shipping patterns in the 1770s.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

23rd Jan – Sir Barry Cunliffe (University of Oxford) ‘ On the Ocean: The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from Prehistory to AD 1500.’ Maritime History & Culture Seminars, IHR, London.

24th Jan-  David Morgan-Owen (King’s College London,) ‘War as it might have been: British sea power and the First World War.’ Centre for Maritime Historical Studies seminar, University of Exeter, Amory Building, Room B105, 5pm.

 

February

1st Feb – Naina Manjrekar (SOAS) ‘Decolonisation from the Seas: Mutiny in the Royal India Navy.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

5th Feb – Peter Solar (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles) ‘The First 6000 UK steamships. Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar, Hull. 6pm.

14th Feb – Richard Blakemore (University of Reading) ‘Sailing the ship of state: seafarers and maritime politics in the early modern British Empire.’ Centre for Maritime Historical Studies seminar, University of Exeter, Queen’s Building, Room LT6.2, 5pm

15th Feb – Simon Harley (Independent Researcher) ‘ The Royal Navy’s First War Staff Course.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

15th-16th Feb – ‘Negotiating Waters: Seas, Oceans and Passageways in the Colonial and Postcolonial Anglophone World.’ Université Grenoble Alpes (France), Université de Terre-Neuve (Newfoundland, Canada), Grenoble, France.

20th Feb – Caroline Withall (National Maritime Museum) ‘The forgotten boys of the sea: Marine Society merchant sea apprentices, 1772-1854.’ Maritime History & Culture Seminars, IHR, London.

 

March

1st Mar – Roger Dence (Kings College London) ‘ The Curious case of the ‘steam yacht’ Caroline: An incident from the Russo-Japanese War in British waters.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

5th Mar – John Appleby (Liverpool Hope University) ‘Women pirates: image and reality.’ Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar, Hull. 6pm.

7th Mar – Laura Rowe (University of Exeter) ‘Same-sex desire in the Royal Navy during the Great War.’ Centre for Maritime Historical Studies seminar, University of Exeter, Harrison Building, Room 209, 5pm

15th March – Toby Ewin (Kings College London) ‘The Black Sea war of 1914-1917 through British eyes.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

19th Mar – ‘Past and Present: Narratives of Progress and Decline in Nineteenth-Century Britain’, Christ Church, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

 

April

5th-6th Apr – ‘Healthy or Unhealthy Cities?’, Urban History Group Conference, 2018. Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK.

5th Apr – ‘London Stage and the Nineteenth-Century World II’, New College, University of Oxford, UK.

6th – 7th  Apr – BCMH New Researchers in Maritime History, SS Great Britain Trust, Bristol.

9th Apr – Jeremy Mitchell (National Maritime Museum) ‘“We trust in God”: searching for Franklin’s crew in the archives.” Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar, Hull. 6pm.

13-14th Apr –  Buccaneers, Corsairs, Pirates and Privateers – Connecting the Early Modern Seas. International Symposium, Bielefeld University, Germany

20- 21st Apr – Zeebrugge: The Centenary Conference. National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth.

24th Apr – Laika Nevalainen (European University Institute) ‘From sailors’ chests to sailors’ homes: Finnish seamen and domesticity in the early 20th century.’ Maritime History & Culture Seminars, IHR, London.

26th Apr – Tim Benbow (Kings College London) ‘Life before Death; the 1963 decision to build the aircraft carrier CVA01.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

 

May

9th May – Gijs Dreijer, Jake Dyble and Lewis Wade (University of Exeter) ‘Worse things happen at sea: disasters, maritime laws and clashing jurisdictions in early modern Europe.’ Centre for Maritime Historical Studies seminar, University of Exeter, Harrison Building, Room 215, 5pm

10th May – Benjamin Redding (University of Warwick) ‘Pageantry and representation in the late-Henrician Navy: The Battle of the Solent and Admiral Claude d’Annebault’s visit to London.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

22nd May – Daniel Simpson (Royal Holloway and the British Museum) ‘“Cannibals”, “Savages” and pronouns: the strange world of the British Naval encounter in Australia and the Torres Strait, 1842-1850.’ Maritime History & Culture Seminars, IHR, London.

24th May – Louis M Halewood (University of Oxford) ‘“An incomparable influence upon every shore”: Conceptions of naval power and world order on the eve of the Great War.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

 

June

9th  Jun – The SAHGB Annual Symposium 2018: Architecture, the Built Environment, and the Aftermath of the First World War. Institute of Historical Research, London, Wolfson Conference Room.

19th June – Andrew Lambert (Kings College London) ‘ Constructing the seapower state: culture, identity and exceptionalism.’ Maritime History & Culture Seminars, IHR, London.

 

July

… nothing yet …

 

August

29thAug-1st Sept – 14th International Conference on Urban History, Rome, Italy.

 

September

13-15th Sept – Maritime Exploration and Memory. The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

 

October

… nothing yet …

 

November

8-10th Nov – The First World War at Sea: Conflict, culture and commemoration. AHRC Gateways to the First World War. To be held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

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