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Call for Papers - UK Maritime Heritage Forum 2024

Date: 2-4 October 2024
Venue: National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth
The UK Maritime Heritage Forum this year will meet at the home of the National Small Boat Collection in Cornwall.
The forum is an opportunity to come together and reflect on those aspects of maritime heritage practice that connect us all whether we care for static collections or operating vessels, whether large museum or small volunteer team.
This year the forum invites innovative papers on the theme of Britain’s Coastal Experience, from small boats to the politics of contemporary collecting. Topics could include:
Contemporary collecting coastal resilience The politics of collecting maritime stories such as coastal economies, climate crisis etc. Challenges of heritage conservation (this could include skills conservation and initiatives to overcome the skills gap) Small Boats, Big Stories: social relevance of small boats collections Interpreting the sea; new narratives and ways of presenting our maritime heritage.  Proposals
20-minute illustrated paper – these can provide either an overview of an issue…


King’s Maritime History Seminars 2024

King’s Maritime History Seminars, 2024
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/). 
11 January 2024
The Peter Davies Memorial Lecture
The Question of Maritime Child Labour after the First World War
Jari Ojala, University of Jyväskylä
25 January 2024
Canadian Pacific's three Empresses of Britain in literary, visual and material culture
Faye Hammill, University of Glasgow
8 February 2024
‘For want of System’: The birth of amphibious doctrine in the Seven Years War
Andrew Young, King’s College London
22 February 2024 : FREE TALK at 5.15pm, Kings College, London.
Rewriting Women into…


Navigating Steel's Past & Present: The Rise in Demand for Steel Production & Port Talbot

A hindsight perspectives blog reflecting on the current conversation of the future of Tata steel’s blast furnaces at Port Talbot.

Hindsight Perspectives
Louise Sanger