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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Call for papers - New Researchers in Maritime History

Posted: Tuesday 28th September 2021

Call for papers - New Researchers in Maritime History

The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH), in association with the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, invites contributions to its twenty-seventh conference for new researchers. For 400 years the dockyard provided new ships and repair facilities for the Royal Navy, from sailing warships, steam warships to submarines. It is a wonderful location in which to hold this annual conference and provides a unique opportunity for new scholars to present their work in a historic setting.

The Conference, which is supported by the Society for Nautical Research, helps emerging scholars who wish to share their work in a supportive environment and build relations with other maritime historians. We encourage applications from postgraduate students and warmly encourage participation by independent scholars. Contributions can address all aspects of maritime history in its broadest sense.

New Researchers will be held at Chatham Dockyard on 8/9 April 2022

Those wishing to offer a paper should complete the online form 

Please direct any queries to

The deadline is 25 February 2022

Anyone interested in attending the conference without presenting a paper is also warmly invited to register an interest; further information will be sent to you in due course.

Please circulate this call to your networks. Pdf version of call available here.