BCMH ‘New Researchers in Maritime History Conference’, 2021 ONLINE EVENT, 12-13 March

The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH) invites you to join them for the twenty-sixth conference for new researchers. The event will be held virtually for the first time via Zoom. Registration is now open!

About this Event

The Conference gives new researchers a unique opportunity to present their work in a constructive and supportive environment and build relations with other maritime historians. This year it is wholly on-line and free to everyone with an interest in this subject.

Friday 12th March

15:00 Welcome introduction, Dr Cathryn Pearce, Chairman, British Commission for Maritime History

15:10 A roundtable of academics led by Dr James Davey (University of Exeter) and Dr Richard Blakemore (University of Reading):

Doing Maritime History in the Age of Covid-19

Leading maritime historians discuss the practical and methodological challenges – and opportunities – prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It will consider the impact on scholars, how we might mitigate against the continued limited access to archives, and how the last 12 months might shape the future of the discipline.

Saturday 13 March

Opening welcome: Dr Helen Doe, Vice Chairman, British Commission for Maritime History

10:00 – 11:00 Session One: Mercantile Maritime History

Peter Phillipson, (University of Hull)
Pioneering quality assurance and risk mitigation: the contribution of Lloyd’s Register to improvements in the safety of merchant shipping, 1834-1881

Toslima Khatun, (SOAS)
Carolingian Connections to the Arab Indian Ocean Trade

Mark Hoskin, (Greenwich University)
The lifespan of English shipping to Asia in the 17th century

12.00 – 13:00 Session Two: Naval History

Jeremy Young (University of South Brittany, France)
Forced to serve, a comparative study of the manning of the war fleets in France and Great-Britain

Jayne Friend, (University of Portsmouth)
The Royal Navy, British culture, propaganda and opinion, 1939-1945

Oluchukwu Ignatus Onianwa (University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)
British Royal Navy Training Team and Anglo-Nigerian Naval Training Agreement during the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970

14:00 – 15:00 Session 3: Archaeology

John Schofield, (Independent)
London’s Waterfront 1100 to 1666

Suzanne Marie Taylor (Birkbeck, University of London)
A Little Ship with a big anniversary: Honouring M.L.286-Eothen, in the 80th Anniversary of Operation Dynamo

Esther Bancroft, (University of Bristol)
Salvaging representational objects at sea

16:00 – 17:15 Session 4: Fish and Ice

Kunyan Zheng (Trinity College, Dublin)
New World’s Fish, Old World’s Wealth: the Cross-Atlantic Fish Trade between Northeast America and England during the Early Modern Period

Efstathia Dorovitsa (University of Hull)
Tracing the Norwegian Ice Trade in North and Northwestern France 1870-1920: Reception, Controversies and The Politics of the Trade

Benjamin Jennings (University of Hull)
Norwegian natural ice as a driver for modernisation in Britain 1822-1898

17:00 Closing Remarks: Professor Richard Harding, Vice Chairman, British Commission for Maritime History

This free on-line conference featuring new research in maritime history is open to everyone interested in the subject. It is sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research. Registration is now open please sign up via Eventbrite

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