The next New Researchers Conference will be held virtually on 12-13 March 2021

More details and how to book your place coming soon

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New Researchers Conference

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

New Researchers in Maritime History Conference

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.


New Researchers Conference 2021 ONLINE EVENT, 12-13 March

The BCMH, invites you to join us for the twenty-sixth conference for new researchers. The event will be held virtually for the first time and we shall announce details of the sessions, speakers and registration shortly.

*Please note that arrangements for the 2021 Conference are being revised due to the Covid 19 situation, please watch this space for further updates in the new year.*


The 2020 new researchers due to take place at Chatham Historic Dockyard had to be postponed, we hope to invite you to a physical conference again later in 2021. 


Please wait for further details to be announced before booking your place. If you have already signed up via Eventbrite the organisers will be in touch soon. 



For more information about the conference, please write to our New Researchers Coordinator.

The Commission supports a clear Code of Conduct during its events.

See details of previous New Researchers Conferences

ss Great Britain, host of the 2018 New Researchers’ Conference

ss Great Britain, host of the 2018 New Researchers Conference

Floating exhibits Swansea cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Chris Allen -

Swansea – location for our 2009 New Researchers Conference