New Researchers Conference

Research degree students and independent scholars are warmly encouraged to share their work at our annual New Researchers Conference.

Student and Research Prizes

Are you a student working on maritime history? Apply for our Undergraduate and Postgraduate prizes.

News archive

2024 Masters prize winner announced!

The British Commission for Maritime History is pleased to announce the Masters Dissertation Award 2024...

CPMH Mike Stammers Memorial Lecture 2024

Date: 1 May 2024 Time: 5:30pm Location: The Maritime Museum, Liverpool   Speaker: Tony Tibbles ‘Liverpool’s...

CPMH Call for Expressions of Interest - PGRs

Centre for Port and Maritime History Postgraduate Representatives The Centre for Port and Maritime History...

Hold the date: The Navy requisitioning of the Beaulieu River and its role in D-Day

Event date: Saturday 1 June 2024 Location: Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum, Brockenhurst Organiser:...

Naval Dockyards Society Conference - From Yards to Hards

  Event date: Saturday 18 May 2024 Naval Dockyards Society 28th Annual Conference (in-person) Location:...

Call for Papers - UK Maritime Heritage Forum 2-4 October 2024

Venue: National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth Date: 2-4 October 2024 The UK Maritime Heritage...

Register now for New Researchers in Maritime History

Date: 22-23 March 2024 Location: University of Strathclye The British Commission for Maritime History...

Maritime research of the Yorkshire Coast and the Market Weighton Canal Trail

The Market Weighton Canal Trail website has recently been launched - it has a strong maritime dimension. Our...

Call for Papers - New Researchers in Maritime History 2024

Venue: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow   Date: 22 - 23 March 2024   The British Commission...

Call for Papers - Kent & Shipbuilding Conference

Conference: Kent and Shipbuilding Organised by KAS Maritime Kent Special Interest Group Dates - Autumn...

Call for Papers - Oceans Past X

Historical Perspectives on human-ocean interactions: deep understandings for informing ocean futures. Date:...

Proctor Lecture 2023

"Changing Perspectives: Positioning the Sea in Recent German Historiography"   Date: 14 December Venue:...

Naval Dockyards Society 28th Annual Conference

From Yards to Hards: Preparing Allied naval forces for the 1944 Normandy Landings   Date: Saturday...

RMG Maritime History & Culture Seminar programme

Royal Musuems Greenwich Maritime History & Culture Seminar programme 2023-24   Monday 27 November...

Peter N Davies Seminar 2023

Date: 1 November 2023 Weathering the Storms: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), 1849 –...

Insights from the 2023 UK Maritime Heritage Forum Conference

The 2023 theme for the annual UK Maritime Heritage Forum Conference was Transformation and Renewal....

Crossing Seas in Search of Identity

Join the National Maritime Museum for their 'The Road to Nowhere' an interactive programme decolonising...

CPMH Hybrid Seminar

‘“Ships, Sugar & Slavery”, Catholics, Provisioning and Eighteenth-Century Cork"’   Date:...

UK Maritime Heritage Forum

Delegates are arriving in Liverpool for an exciting few days at the UK Maritime Heritage Forum, hosted...

King's Seminars - Autumn term 2023

King’s Maritime History Seminars, 2023-24 The King’s Maritime History Seminar is hosted...

Call for Papers - ICMM Congress

'Low Lands, High Tides' Date: 15 - 20 September 2024 ICMM Biennial Congress 2024 Location: The Netherlands...

Annual Scottish Maritime History Conference

Date: 18-19 October 2023 Location: Glasgow Evening Lecture - 18 October 18:00 - Yudowitz Seminar...

Register now for Security & the Sea

Centre for Port and Maritime History Annual Conference 2023 ‘Security and the Sea’ Date...

Women and the Sea in the Early Modern World

Women and the Sea in the Early Modern WorldSymposium at the University of Plymouth & Online via Zoom Date:...

Register now for Women and the Sea Symposium

Event date: 7 September Location: Hybrid & in person University of Plymouth   This symposium...

Oceans Past X Conference

Historical Perspectives on Marine Ecosystems, Human Use, and Futures Date: 25-28 June 2024 Oceans...

Call for Papers - Women and the Sea in the Early Modern World

Symposium at the University of Plymouth Date: 6-7 September 2023 This symposium will bring together...

BCMH AGM - Chair's Report

    Chair’s Report for BCMH Annual General Meeting, 29 June 2023 I am indebted to...

Call for Papers - 9th IMHA Congress of Maritime History

Event date: 19-24 August 2024 Location: Busan, Korea The Programme Committee appointed by the International...

Call For Papers - Annual Scottish Maritime History Conference

Current Research on Scottish and International Maritime History   Event Date: Thursday 19 October...

Pirates, Ports and Exports: Maritime Relations in an Age of Sail

Event date: Friday 23 June 2023 (09:00-18:15)Location: University of Birmingham Hosted by Birmingham...

Call for Papers - Exploring an Urban Blue Humanities

Event date: 12-13 October 2023 Location: In-person and online at the University of Bristol Although...

Security and the Sea - CfP extended deadline - 7 July

Call for Papers: Centre for Port and Maritime History Annual Conference 2023 A hybrid event with physical...

Mike Stammers Memorial Lecture - 24 May 2023

The Centre for Port and Maritime History, Mike Stammers Memorial lecture will be held at Merseyside Maritime...

Captain Morgan Collection Exhibition launch

Event date: 16 May 2023 at 4:30pm BST Centre for Ports & Maritime History (CPMH) is hosting the...

Reducing the dangers of dock work in the UK, 1899-1939

Event Date: 16 May 16:00 - 17:30 BST How can the past inform our responses to contemporary maritime...

Masters & Doctoral prize winners announced!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Masters and Doctoral prizes. Masters prize winner - Emma...

27th Naval Dockyards Society Conference 2023

Date: 22 April 2023   Venue: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich   Economic and Social...

Call for Papers: Port Cities in Comparative Global History

International Conference: Port Cities in Comparative Global History: Potentials and Issues Date: 15-16...

Call for papers - UK Maritime Heritage Forum 2023

Transformation and Renewal   Date: 20– 22 September 2023 Venue: National Museums Liverpool This...

Conference: Battle of the Atlantic 80.

Centre for Port and Maritime History: Battle of the Atlantic 80. Date: Saturday 20 May 2023 Venue:...

2nd Shipshape Network Northern Hub event

Event date: 27 April 2023 Windermere Jetty Museum, in conjunction with The National Museum of the Royal...

Registration now open for New Researchers Conference 2023

31 March – 1 April 2023 The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH), in association with...

Local knowledge, global change – the maritime industry from sail to steam to zero carbon

Thursday 23 March 2023, 4pm-5.30pm  An online seminar to mark the publication of the first report,...

Call for Papers: Centre for Port and Maritime History Annual Conference 2023

Event date: 7-8 September 2023  Conference Theme: Security and the Sea  The removal of the...

New Researchers 2023 programme announced!!

Explore our exciting programme for this year's New Researchers in Maritime History Conference being held...

Rewriting Women into Maritime content call

A pioneering project to highlight the activities of women in the maritime industry, ‘Rewriting...

‘“Hostage Capitalism”: Liverpool, Shanghai and the Blue Funnel Line in the 1960s’

Centre for Contemporary & Modern History and Centre for Port & Maritime History invite you to...

Save the date! The 2023 Scottish Maritime History Conference18/19 October

All are welcome! Belying its name, the Conference is by no means restricted to Scottish topics nor to...

Conference report: Scottish Maritime History Conference, 2022

The Scottish Maritime History Conference resumed on 21 & 22 June 2022 following two years of cancellations...

John Armstrong Prize winners announced

The John Armstrong Prize for a paper published in 2021 has been awarded by the BCMH to Dr Aaro Sahari...

King's Seminars - Spring term 2023

We are pleased to announce the Autumn term programme of King's Maritime History Seminars which will be...

Conference & Exhibition - The Gloucester

The Life, Times, and Heritage Futures of the Gloucester Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery 12−13...

Change to King's paper on 24 November

Change to the programme!  Dear Supporter of the King’s Maritime History Seminar,  We...

Proctor Memorial Lecture 2022

Norfolk’s Royal Shipwreck: the Loss of The Gloucester, 1682    Prof. Claire Jowitt,...

Call for papers - New Researchers in Maritime History

The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH) invites contributions to its twenty-eighth conference...

Deadline for MA & Doctoral prize nominations announced!

Nominations for the annual BCMH prizes now open The BCMH provides annual prizes to Masters students...

CPMH Seminar 22 November 2022

Life Aboard Royal Navy Destroyers, 1900 - 1945   CPMH invite you to their Hybrid Seminar on Tuesday...

2022 Peter N Davies Seminar

  Centre for Port and Maritime History Peter N Davies Seminar  2  November @ 5:30pm      Morten...

King's Seminars - Autumn term 2022

We are pleased to announce the Autumn term programme of King's Maritime History Seminars which will be...

Conference - Memorialisation & the Sea

Centre for Port and Maritime History Announcing the packed programme for this years' annual conference....

Call for Papers: Centre for Port and Maritime History Annual Conference

Memorials and commemoration practices have always provoked debate. However, recent controversies regarding...

John Armstrong prize winner announced!

We are pleased to announce that this year's John Armstrong Prize (for articles published in 2020) has...

Registration open for International Congress of Maritime Museums

This will be a very special Congress, not just because it will be the first opportunity for many to meet...

Doctoral & Masters prize winners announced!

Congratulations to this year's BCMH prize winners which were announced at the New Researchers in Maritime...

Call for Papers - Sea Change: challenges and opportunities for UK Maritime Heritage

This October the Maritime Heritage Network will convene the United Kingdom Maritime Heritage Forum (UKMHF)...

Packed Conference programme announced!

This years New Researchers in maritime history conference on 8-9 April has an exciting programme lined...

Online roundtable by Memorial University Newfoundland

Postcolonial Uses for the Primary Sources of British Imperial Merchant Seafarers in the Nineteenth and...

Workshop report - Doing maritime history online

On 4 February 2022 the BCMH hosted an online workshop exploring the challenges and opportunities of doing...

Naval Dockyards Society 26th Annual Conference

  Dockyards as nodes of naval architecture, maritime traditions and cultural heritage National...

Mike Stammers Memorial Lecture - 4 May 2022

The Centre for Port and Maritime History, Mike Stammers Memorial lecture will be held at Merseyside Maritime...

Exploring British Imperial Crew Agreements and Official Logs, 1863-1972

Memorial University Newfoundland are running a workshop with archivists, researchers, and specialists...

Workshop - 'Doing Maritime History Research Online' - Book now for 4 February

Doing historical research is both easer and harder at the moment. New archival technology and digitisation...

Extended deadline of 14 March for Doctoral and Masters prize Nominations

  Nominations are open for the annual Boydell & Brewer Prize for the best doctoral thesis in...

A window into the social history of a coastal county

Dr Robb Robinson is investigating the history of the Yorkshire coast for a forthcoming book, and has...

Booking for New Researchers Conference now open!

Taking place on 8/9 April 2022 - the British Commission for Maritime History, in association with the...

Coastal connections webinar series

From the perspective of colonial engineering, coasts are portals of globalization and key nodes of worldwide...

Call for papers - New Researchers in Maritime History

The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH), in association with the Chatham Historic Dockyard...

King's Seminars - Autumn term 2021

We take pleasure in announcing the programme for the King’s Maritime History seminars for the autumn...

Undergraduate Prize Winners 2021 announced

Each year, the British Commission awards a small number of £75 prizes recognising excellence in...

MA Modern History, Global City Bursary

An exciting opportunity to join the History Department at Liverpool John Moores University and to work...

Call for papers - Peter N Davies Online Seminar (CPMH)

In honour of the late Peter Davies, the Centre for Port & Maritime History (CPMH) is launching a...

Call for papers - Centre for Port and Maritime History Annual Conference

Conference Theme: Identities, Nations, Seas Online event: Thursday & Friday 9 & 10 September...

Doctoral & Masters prize winners announced

The COVID 19 pandemic has had a significant impact on post-graduate research this year. From the evidence...

Mike Stammers Memorial Lecture 2021

The Centre for Port and Maritime History Mike Stammers Memorial Lecture was this year delivered ONLINE...

Registration for New Researchers Conference is now full

New Researchers in Maritime History on-line Conference 12 & 13 March 2021 This annual conference,...

Announcing the winner of the John Armstrong Prize

The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH) is pleased to announce that this year's John Armstrong...

King's Seminars - Spring term 2021

We are pleased to announce the Spring term programme of King's Seminars which will be held remotely via...

Online event - New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2021

Virtual event 12 - 13 March 2021 The BCMH twenty-sixth conference for new researchers is now fully booked....

Workshop Report - The Craft of Writing Maritime History

Report of a workshop on Saturday 30th November 2019 To further its aim to ‘advance the education...

King's Seminars, 2020-21

The King’s Maritime History Seminars will be re-starting with three, fully-online events in the...

Prizes for Undergraduate Achievement in Maritime History, 2020

The British Commission awards a small number of £75 prizes each year recognising excellence in...

New Researchers Conference 2021

Chatham Dockyard, 12-13 March 2021 The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH), in association...

New Researchers Conference 2020

The New Researchers Conference scheduled for 27-28 March 2020 has been postponed due to the coronovarius...

New Researchers 2020 Call for Papers

The British Commission for Maritime History, in association with the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust,...

Mike Stammers Memorial Lecture 8 May 2019

The Mike Stammers Memorial Lecture will be hosted by the Centre for Port and Maritime History, Liverpool...

New Researchers 2019 CfP deadline extended – 1 February 2019

The deadline for submissions to our 2019 New Researchers in Maritime History conference has been extended...

Registration is open for New Researchers 2019

Registration is now open for the New Researchers in Maritime History conference, to be hosted on 22-23...

Proctor Memorial Lecture 2018

The Proctor Memorial Lecture will be held on 13 December 2018. Professor David J. Starkey, of the University...

New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2019 Call for Papers

The British Commission for Maritime History, in association with Liverpool John Moores University and...

Announcing the John Armstrong Prize

Professor John Armstrong, a former Trustee and seminar convener of the BCMH who died in February 2017,...

New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2018 – Programme Published

The programme of the 2018 New Researchers in Maritime History Conference is now available. The conference...