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King's Seminars - Spring term 2023

Posted: Tuesday 20th December 2022

King's Seminars - Spring term 2023

We are pleased to announce the Autumn term programme of King's Maritime History Seminars which will be held at King's College London and also broadcast live via Zoom for those that cannot attend in person. Thank you to all of our speakers and we look forward to welcoming you all.

The King’s Seminars are an annual set of lectures organised by the BCMH, which run from October to May. They are open to the public and are free to attend but registration in advance is needed.

Register via the King's event page.

Find out more about the series here

Lecture dates

12 January 2023, “The Peter Davies Memorial Lecture”

Married to the Sea: The Norwegian Mermaid Association, 1964-1989

Stig Tenold, NHH, Norwegian School of Economics

26 January 2023

The Balance of Sea Power in the Early Modern Era: the Anglo-Dutch Wars

Izidor Janžekovič, Central European University

9 February 2023

The Royal Naval Chaplaincy service since 1945: Change or Continuity from the Past

Linda Parker, Independent Researcher

23 February 2023

The Continued Dependence of Global Prosperity on Seapower (Title to be Confirmed)

Carl-Johan Hagman, former CEO of Stena Group Shipping

9 March 2023

The role of an English skilled tradesman in the transatlantic diffusion of early steamboat and railway technology: the life and career of William Harmon (1804 - 1890): a study of individual adaptability and mobility

Robb Robinson, University of Hull

27 April 2023

Concealed in the Kill Chain: The WRNS, Naval Intelligence and the Emergence of Modern Warfare

Sarah-Louise Miller, University of Oxford

11 May 2023

The Royal Navy’s 1755 Pre-emptive Strike: ‘prize culture’, naval readiness, and Admiral Byng’s reputation

Joseph J. Krulder, Butte College, California

Note: This session may be attended in person, as normal, but it will be delivered remotely from California.

25 May 2023

Leander to Belfast:  A look at the Royal Navy's Light Cruisers from 1930 to 1945 and the Policy Behind Them

Thomas Arnold, HMS Belfast


Download the full Spring Term Programme