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Proctor Memorial Lecture 2022

Posted: Tuesday 15th November 2022

Proctor Memorial Lecture 2022
Norfolk’s Royal Shipwreck: the Loss of The Gloucester, 1682 
Prof. Claire Jowitt, University of East Anglia 
The British Commision for Maritime History is delighted to announce that we shall be resuming the annual Proctor Memorial Lectures celebrating the great contribution of David Proctor to maritime history.
This years special in-person event will be held on 8 December 2022 and delivered by Prof. Claire Jowitt who will be talking about the recent discovery of the warship, The Gloucester. For naval historians, there has not been a development as exciting since the Mary Rose was raised in 1982. The ship, which ran aground off the Norfolk coast and sank in 1682, was carrying the Duke of York and Albany who later became King James II of England. Prof. Jowitt will discuss some aspects of the mysteries behind the ship’s tragic end, its significance, and the work being done by the dedicated team at the University of East Anglia. 
Prof. Claire Jowitt is a Professor of English and History at the University of East Anglia and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She has published widely on early modern travel writing, maritime culture and history, plays about cultural encounter, and the intersections between discourses of gender, race, colonial and/or imperial identities, and power. Among her many other roles, she is the Historical Lead of the Gloucester Project.  


Booking details
This year the Proctor Lecture on 8 December 2022 will be hosted by King's College London 17:15 - 20:00 in the River Room. Booking is essential as places are limited, follow this link to book via Eventbrite


BCMH would like to thank the Society for Nautical Research and the Lloyd's Register Foundation for their support of the series.



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