The British Commission for Maritime History

Kings Seminars

The King’s seminars are an annual set of lectures organised by the BCMH which run from October to May. They are open to the public and are held at King’s College London.

The seminars are organised by Dr Alan James and Dr Richard Gorski and are supported by the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, the Society for Nautical Research and the Maritime Information Association.

King's seminars 2012 - 2013

The seminars take place on Thursdays at 5.15pm at King's College, London WC2R 2LS. They are held in the Meeting Room of the Department of War Studies, 6th Floor, Old Main Building

  • Thursday, 11 October 2012
    Representations of Macau and Early Anglo-Sino-Portuguese Relations in Peter Mundy's Diary (1637)
    Dr Rogério Miguel Puga FCSH, New University of Lisbon
  • Thursday, 25 October 2012
    The Strategic Use of Food and Dining aboard the Cunard and Collins Lines
    Professor Andrea Broomfield, Johnson County Community College
  • Thursday 8 November 2012
    Opening to the East: The End of the Monopolies and Shipping between Europe and Asia, 1780-1830
    Professor Peter Solar, Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
  • Thursday 22 November 2012
    Trade, Empire and the Sea in Early Stuart Royal and Civic Festivals
    Dr Sara Trevisan, University of Warwick
  • Thursday 10 January 2013
    War and trade in West Africa: Slavery, seapower and the state, 1748-1792
    Joshua Newton, University of Cambridge
  • Thursday 24 January 2013
    Ships With Wheels: Sir John Fisher and Strategic Deterrence 1904-1908
    Richard Dunley, King’s College London
  • Thursday 7 February 2013
    Running the River Thames: Interests and Conflicts in the later Twentieth Century
    Professor Sarah Palmer, Greenwich Maritime Institute
  • Thursday 21 February 2013
    Do emerging economies still need navies?
    David Chmiel, King’s College London
  • Thursday 7 March 2013
    Marketing Mutuality: the Twentieth-Century Expansion of the British Mutual Marine Insurance Clubs
    Dr Helen Doe, University of Exeter
  • Thursday 2 May 2013
    Learning to use Signals Intelligence: The Royal Navy in the years 1914-1915
    Dr Marcus Faulkner, King’s College London, and Len Barnett, independent scholar
  • Thursday, 16 May 2013
    The Nore Examined: J.M.W. Turner at the Mouth of the Thames after Trafalgar
    Dr Richard Johns, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
  • Thursday, 30 May 2013
    TThe industrial politics of naval rearmament on Clydeside during the interwar period
    Christopher Miller,University of Glasgow

The seminar programme is sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research, the Maritime Information Association and the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London.

For further information, see Kings Seminars on our Contact page.