King's Seminars - Autumn term 2023
Posted: Wednesday 20th September 2023
King’s Maritime History Seminars, 2023-24
The King’s Maritime History Seminar is hosted by the ‘Laughton Naval Unit’ and the ‘Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War’ in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. It is organised by the British Commission for Maritime History in association with the Society for Nautical Research.
26 October 2023
Before Valemax: How the 400,000 ton ore carrier developed from a screw collier
Roy Fenton, Independent Researcher and Fellow of the BCMH
9 November 2023
The Flying Boat and the Aircraft Carrier. Competing Technologies?
Neil Datson, Independent Researcher
23 November 2023
The Maritime Cultural Landscape: A framing for historical analysis for maritime social and cultural interaction
David A. Williams, King’s College London
The Proctor Memorial Lecture - 14 December 2023
Changing Perspectives: Positioning the Sea in Recent German Historiography
Ruth Schilling, DSM German Maritime Museum, Leibniz Institute for Maritime History
Note: See below for special registration details.
The Peter Davies Memorial Lecture - 11 January 2024
The Question of Maritime Child Labour after the First World War
Jari Ojala, University of Jyväskylä
25 January 2024
Canadian Pacific's three Empresses of Britain in literary, visual and material culture
Faye Hammill, University of Glasgow
8 February 2024
‘For want of System’: The birth of amphibious doctrine in the Seven Years War
Andrew Young, King’s College London
22 February 2024
Rewriting Women into Maritime History: visibilising diverse histories and futures, 1700-2023
Jo Stanley, Blaydes Maritime Centre, University of Hull
7 March 2024
Interplay of Empires: The Quest for Influence in the Nineteenth-Century Mediterranean
Cemal Atabaş, Marmara University, Istanbul
21 March 2024 Note: This session will be delivered entirely online.
The Coal Black Sea: Winston Churchill and the Biggest Naval Catastrophe of the First World War
Stuart Heaver, Journalist and Author
25 April 2024
Ship of State? Regionalism and Cold War Soft Power aboard La France
Claire O’Mahony, University of Oxford
9 May 2024
The Ordered Sea: Naval Diplomacy in the Mediterranean, 1815-1911
Erik de Lange, King’s College London
23 May 2024
The Post-Napoleonic Employment of Former Warships in the British Southern Whale Fishery, 1815-1845
Julie Papworth and Roger Dence, King’s College London
Seminar location and registration
The King’s Maritime History Seminars for 2023-24 will continue as hybrid events which means that they may be attended in person or online (with the exception of the entirely online event on 21 March).
As always, attendance is free and open to all.
To take part, you must register by visiting the KCL School of Security Studies Events page, here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/security-studies/events .
(Note, however, that registration for the Proctor Lecture on 14 December 2023 is to be done by the BCMH website link. Registration details to follow nearer the time).
Those of you attending the regular seminars online will receive instructions shortly before the event, by email, about how to join. Otherwise, we will meet in person, as usual, in the Dockrill Room, K6.07, at King’s College London. Papers will begin at 17:15 GMT.
For further information contact Dr Alan James, War Studies, KCL, WC2R 2LS (email@example.com).