New Researchers Conference

Research degree students and independent scholars are warmly encouraged to share their work at our annual New Researchers Conference.

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Proctor Memorial Lecture 2019


The annual Proctor Lecture celebrates David Proctor’s great contribution to maritime history both in Britain and internationally. Fittingly, the distinguished scholars invited to present the lecture alternate between home and overseas lecturers.

The guest lecturer for 2019 was Louis Sicking (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Leiden) who gave a paper on:

"The Spritsail Revolution. Government Interference and the Introduction of New Technology at Sea in the Sixteenth Century"