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King’s Maritime History Seminars 2023-24

King’s Maritime History Seminars, 2023-24
The King’s Maritime History Seminar is hosted by the ‘Laughton Naval Unit’ and the ‘Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War’ in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.  It is organised by the British Commission for Maritime History (www.maritimehistory.org.uk) in association with the Society for Nautical Research (https://snr.org.uk/). 
26 October 2023
Before Valemax: How the 400,000 ton ore carrier developed from a screw collier
Roy Fenton, Independent Researcher and Fellow of the BCMH
9 November 2023
The Flying Boat and the Aircraft Carrier.  Competing Technologies?
Neil Datson, Independent Researcher
23 November 2023
The Maritime Cultural Landscape: A framing for historical analysis for maritime social and cultural interaction
David A. Williams, King’s College London
The Proctor Memorial Lecture - 14 December 2023
Changing Perspectives: Positioning the Sea in Recent German Historiography
Ruth Schilling, DSM German Maritime Museum, Leibniz Institute for Maritime History
Note: See below for special registration details.
The Peter Davies Memorial Lecture - 11 January 2024


From Titanic to Today: How International Regulations Evolved to Ensure Sea Safety

Part 5 of the Blog Series: Life Safety and Survival at Sea: Learning between Royal Navy and Merchant Navy, 1940s-1990s

Stephen Bradley