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

23rd BCMH New Researchers Conference at Plymouth University.

Booking is now open for the New Researchers Conference to be held at Plymouth University.  The conference will feature:


·         Conference Keynote by Dr J. D. Davies, “Sail away from the safe harbour”: Myths, Audiences and Communication in Maritime History’.

·         Optional visit to the Naval Heritage Centre at Devonport Dockyard.  Its fascinating collections are a neglected source for maritime researchers from the age of sail to the modern era.

·         Optional Conference dinner at The Ship Inn on Plymouth’s historic Barbican.


Four sets of panel papers organised around the following themes: Maritime Culture; Modern Navies; Age of Sail; Maritime Technologies.

Click on this link for the Draft programme .

Booking for the conference, and its optional elements is available here.

We look forward to seeing you.


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