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Boat Building at Bridport Harbour, c.19th Century.
By Permission of Bridport Town Council

The Naval History Blog: No. 8

Why maritime history matters: Maritime highways – A personal journey. In his Pulitzer Prize winning book aptly titled The Prize, Daniel Yergin quotes Admiral ‘Jacky’ Fisher as telling Winston Churchill, on the latter’s appointment to First Lord of the Admiralty in September 1911, ‘east of Suez oil is cheaper than coal.’[1] It later became clear […]

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CfP: IPPMSN Annual Conference, Hull, 25-26 July

The International Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Network Annual Conference will be held at the University of Hull, Maritime Historical Studies Centre on 25 – 26 July. The organisers are calling for papers from postgraduates and ECRs of any discipline who incorporate any aspect of port and maritime studies. Please see here for more information: IPPMSN […]

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The Naval History Blog: No. 1

Why Does Naval History Matter? The first question to consider before approaching a response to why naval history matters is: why does any history matter? Before the professionalization of the field in the nineteenth century, the answer to this question seemed fairly obvious; historians “took it for granted that history furnished the basis for a […]

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