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The next New Researchers Conference will be held at Chatham Dockyard, 12-13 March 2021

Find out more details and book your place

Image by kind permission of Barbara Jones

Image by kind permission of Barbara Jones

Image by kind permission of Barbara Jones

Image by kind permission of Barbara Jones

Image by kind permission of Barbara Jones

Image by kind permission of Barbara Jones

Welcome to the British Commission for Maritime History

We aim to enhance knowledge and understanding of human societies’ relationship with the sea throughout the past, a subject area that embraces a wide variety of historical topics including social, political, economic, naval, coastal, and technological history, as well as nautical archaeology.

To achieve this objective, BCMH encourages enthusiasts, historians, and students to engage in research and learning in maritime history by:

For general information on maritime history please visit our Resources page. We welcome enquiries about our activities: get in touch.