PTUC Events Calendar

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

 

 

 

October

Marine Museum, Karlskrona, Sweden

2nd Oct – Roger Morriss (University of Exeter) ‘Technology, ideology and innovation in the British navy, 1793-1812’.  Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar, Hull. 6pm.

6th Oct – ‘International Conference on the Centenary of the Abolition of Indentureship in the British Empire’, Centre for Postcolonial Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, London, UK.

10th Oct – ‘Temporary and Mobile Domesticities, 1600 to the present’, Centre for Studies of Home, The Geffrye Museum, London, UK

12th Oct – Barbara Jones (Lloyd’s Register) ‘Project Undaunted – exciting research opportunities, interesting discoveries.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

19th -20th Oct– ‘International Approaches to Naval Cities and Dockyards’, Swedish Naval Museum, Karlskrona, Sweden. For more details see http://porttowns.port.ac.uk/cfp-international-approaches-naval-cities-dockyards/

20th-21st Oct – ‘The Communities and Margins of Early Modern Scotland’, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

24th – 27th Oct – Conference on Mermaids, Maritime Folklore, and Modernity, Copenhagen, Denmark.

26th Oct – Helen Doe (University of Exeter) ‘Challenging the Atlantic: Brunel’s first steamship, Great Western.King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

26th Oct – Marcus Rediker (University of Pittsburgh) ‘The Maritime Origins of Abolition: The Case of Benjamin Lay, Quaker and ‘Common Sailor’.’ Maritime History & Culture Seminars, IHR, London.

27th – 28th Oct – ‘Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique’, 2nd Annual Conference of the Oficina de História-Mozambique, Moputo, Mozambique.

 

November

6th Nov – Mark Richmond (University of Sussex) ‘Sea battles as national symbols: British and Chilean naval history in the marine art of Thomas J Somerscales (1842-1927)’. Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar, Hull. 6pm.

8th – 12th Nov – ‘Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos‘, Funchal, Madeira.

14th Nov – Ian Murphy (National Museums Liverpool) ‘Curating the Black Salt Exhibition.’ Maritime History & Culture Seminars, IHR, London.

16th Nov – Dr Jo Stanley (University of Lancaster) “Gendered mobility at sea 1960-2017; Comparing women’s changing seagoing roles in the Royal and Merchant Navies.” Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Hosts: Transport & Mobilities History group.

17th Nov – ‘Animals and Emotions in History Workshop’, AHRC Pets and Family Life Project. Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

23rd Nov – Silvia Marazagalli (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis) ‘Sailing around belligerents restrictions: American shipping to Bordeaux during the French Wars (1793-1815).’ Proctor Memorial Lecture, hosted by Lloyd’s Register, 71 Fenchurch Street. King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

25th Nov –  Women and the Royal Navy, National Museum of the Royal Navy (Portsmouth), all-day seminar. £45. See the programme and booking details at http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/pioneers-to-professionals-seminar.

 

December

1st – 2nd Dec – ‘Tattoo Iconologies. Body Writings and Identity-related Fluctuations’, University of Palermo, Museo internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino, Palermo, Italy.

4th Dec – Susan Rose (University of Roehampton) ‘War at sea in the Middle Ages: weapons and tactics.’ Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar, Hull. 6pm.

7th Dec – ‘Out of Place: Vagrancy and Settlement’, Centre for Metropolitan History, IHR, London, UK.

7th Dec – Steve Garnett (University of Canterbury) ‘“Our peace was not the action of children”: Restoration England and Ottoman Algiers, 1660-1688.’ King’s Maritime History Seminars, King’s College London, London.

12th Dec – National Maritime Museum Doctoral Students. ‘The last object in the museum.’ Maritime History & Culture Seminars, IHR, London.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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

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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