New Researchers in Maritime History

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

It is held in the spring of each year, and the location moves around Britain, as the conference 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

15-16 April 2016

23rd BCMH New Researchers Conference at Plymouth University.

This year’s conference was held at at Plymouth University.  The conference featured:


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

Previous conferences

Professor Maria Fusaro, University of Exeter 2010
Professor Maria Fusaro at the 2010 New Reseachers’ Conference, University of Exeter.