New Researchers

At this conference, new researchers are invited to present their research in a supportive and friendly environment.

It is held in Spring each year, and the location moves around Britain and is hosted by a variety of universities and museums.

Swansea harbour
Swansea – location for our 2009 New Researchers’ Conference
Speakers at 2010 Conference, University of Exeter
Sarah Kinkel and Timothy Daniel speakers at the 2010 conference

15 to 16th April 2016

New Researchers Conference at Plymouth University.

Applications are invited for the twenty-third New Researchers Conference.  The conference provides a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to present their work in one of the world’s most important historic maritime settings.
The Conference supports emerging scholars who wish to share their work in a supportive environment and build relations with other maritime historians. We encourage applications from research degree students, the world of museums, and warmly encourage participation by independent scholars. The organisers encourage contributions that address all aspects of the maritime history in its broadest sense.
Those wishing to offer a 20 minute paper should fill out the form below and send to Dr G H Bennett ( and Dr Elaine Murphy no later than 14 February 2016.
Anyone interested in attending the conference without presenting a paper is also warmly invited to register an interest: further information will be sent to you in due course.

2016 New Researchers FORM BCMH Conference Plymouth

2015 Conference

The twenty-second New Researchers in Maritime History Conference was hosted by the University of Greenwich in the historic Old Royal Naval College on 10th and 11th April.

The 2015 Programme is available here

Download the programme here New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2015 (draft programme)
Previous conferences

Dr Maria Fusaro, University of Exeter 2010
2010 New Reseachers’ Conference