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.

 Previous John Armstrong Prize Winners


Stephen Gadd ‘Illegal quays: Elizabethan customs reforms and suppression of the coastal trade of Christchurch, Hampshire’, published in Economic History Review, 2018, volume 71, No. 3, pages 727-746



Nicholas Guoth ‘Advancing trade with China: the Eastern and Australian Mail Steam Company and the 1873 Mail Contract’, published in the International Journal of Maritime History, 2019, volume 31, No. 2, pages 263-284



Madeleine Mant ‘For those in peril on and off the sea: merchant marine bodies in nineteenth-century St. John’s, Newfoundland’. Published in the International Journal of Maritime History, 2020, volume 32, No 1



Dr Aaro Sahari of the University of Helsinki and Dr Saara Matala of Chalmers University of Technology, Stockholm. Their paper, Of a titan, winds and power: Transnational development of the icebreaker, 1890-1954 looks at the concept of technology transfer between nations. In this case, what they dub ‘technology carriers’ enabled three nations who needed icebreakers to share their design experience to overcome common problems in building this class of ship. Read news item.