New Researchers in Maritime History

At this conference, the British Commission 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 and warmly encourage participation by independent scholars. Contributions can address all aspects of maritime history in its broadest sense.

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 Daniels, postgraduate speakers at the 2010 conference

The next conference will be held on 6-7 April 2018, and hosted by the SS Great Britain Trust at the Great Western Dockyard in Bristol.

For more information about the conference, contact our New Researchers Coordinator.

Previous conferences

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

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, no 2017 New Researchers Conference was held.
  • 2016 – Plymouth University
  • 2015 – University of Greenwich
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    (Acrobat (PDF) format PDF file, 115KB, 3 pages).
  • 2013 – SS Great Britain, Bristol
  • 2012 – Glasgow Museum
  • 2011 – University of Hull
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    (Acrobat (PDF) format PDF file, 100KB, 4 pages).
  • 2010 – University of Exeter
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    (Acrobat (PDF) format PDF file, 100KB, 4 pages).
  • 2009 – Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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    (Acrobat (PDF) format PDF file, 100KB, 4 pages).
  • 2008 – University of Salford
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    (Acrobat (PDF) format PDF file, 112KB, 5 pages).
  • 2007 – National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth
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    (Acrobat (PDF) format PDF file, 135KB, 6 pages).