Professor John Armstrong, a former Trustee and seminar convener of the BCMH who died in February 2017, left a legacy to the BCMH. In discussion with John’s widow, Pamela, the BCMH has decided to use the legacy to establish an annual prize of £250 in his memory. The John Armstrong Prize will be awarded for the best article in the field of maritime economic history published in any peer-reviewed scholarly journal the previous year. In judging entries, particular note will be taken of John’s academic interests, which encompassed coastal shipping, coastal trade and the rise and importance of steam navigation.
The first award of the John Armstrong Prize will be for an article published in 2018. Nominations are invited from journal editors, as well as Trustees and Fellows of the British Commission for Maritime History. An electronic copy of the submitted article must be received by the BCMH Treasurer, Dr Roy Fenton, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31st March 2019.
For further information, and a brief biography of Professor Armstrong, see our John Armstrong Prize page.
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The programme of the 2018 New Researchers in Maritime History Conference is now available. The conference will feature a keynote from Professor Andrew Lambert (King’s College London), and talks across a range of maritime topics, covering the early modern and modern periods.
The conference will take place on 6-7 April 2018 at the Great Western Dockyard in Bristol, and is organised in association with the SS Great Britain Trust. To register, please use the booking form attached to the programme, through the link above.
The British Commission for Maritime History, in association with the SS Great Britain Trust, invites participants to register for its twenty-fourth conference for new researchers. Hosted at the Great Western Dockyard in Bristol, the conference provides a unique opportunity for new scholars to present their work in an historic maritime setting.
The conference will take place on 6-7 April 2018. The deadline for registration is 29 March 2018. To register, please download the registration form from our New Researchers in Maritime History page.
The British Commission for Maritime History, in association with the SS Great Britain Trust, invites contributions to its twenty-fourth conference for new researchers. Hosted at the Great Western Dockyard in Bristol, the conference provides a unique opportunity for new scholars to present their work in an historic maritime setting.
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 and warmly encourage participation by independent scholars. Contributions can address all aspects of maritime history in its broadest sense.
The conference will take place on 6-7 April 2018. The deadline for proposals for papers is 16 February 2018. To submit a proposal, please complete the online form.
For further details, see our New Researchers in Maritime History page.
The Commission is delighted to announce the winners of our 2017 undergraduate prizes.
For further details, see our Undergraduate Prizes page.
The programme for the 2017-18 series of the King’s Seminars has now been published. The seminars take place on Thursdays at 17.15, at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. The series includes the annual Proctor Memorial Lecture, which this year will be given by Professor Silvia Marzagalli of Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis.
For more details, see our Lectures page.
The names of the 2015 undergraduate prize winners have now been announced.
The new programme for the popular King’s Seminar series are now announced. See our lectures pages.
These are open to all and start at 17.15 at King’s University, London
We regret that due to unforseen circumstances this year’s conference for New Researchers in Maritime History has been cancelled. The next one will be in March 2015 at the Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich, London.
The call for papers is now published for the New Researchers conference. Applications are welcome from all those engaged in studying maritime history in all its forms, whether academically or independently.