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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 2023 programme announced!!

Posted: Wednesday 8th March 2023

New Researchers 2023 programme announced!!

Explore our exciting programme for this year's New Researchers in Maritime History Conference being held in Portsmouth from 31 March - 1 April 2023.

The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH), in association with Port Towns and Urban Cultures Research Group, University of Portsmouth, is delighted to invite you to the twenty-eighth conference for new researchers.

This annual conference organised by BCMH is supported by the Society for Nautical Research to support emerging scholars who wish to share their work in a supportive environment and build relations with other maritime historians. 

Friday 31 March 2023

Opportunities for delegates to join guided tours of the Mary Rose Museum during the afternoon.

Evening reception and dinner with a welcome from Cathryn Pearce (Chair of BCMH), followed by a Keynote Lecture by Professor Brad Beaven (University of Portsmouth), ‘The Devil’s Highway: Victorian Anxieties and Sailortown Cultures in London, c. 1850-1900’.

Saturday 1 April 2023

Sessions from our new researchers on coasts, gender and the sea, maritime knowledge, and social histories of the maritime world, as well as presentation of awards.

Read the full programme here

*Details on how to Register





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