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.

2019 Undergraduate Prize Winners


Simon Brinkley (Birkbeck, University of London), The Strategic Importance of the River Thames, 1642-1651

John Daniel Evans (University of Liverpool), What Measures of Prevention Were Initiated to Combat Theft and Customary Practices on the River Thames between 1780 and 1820?

Ruairi McLoughlin McGrath (University of Exeter), ‘Australia! The Ship! Another Chance for the Old Dreams’: Political Consciousness and Fenian Transportation aboard The Hougoumont

Oliver Moore (University of Plymouth), Coming of Age in Time for War: a Study of Cadet Classes on HMS Britannia (Training Ship), 1882-1892

Hamish Percy (University of Nottingham), ‘As Eminent a Savage as the Most Notorious Character among Them’: Sailors’ Lives, System of Cruelty?

Charlie Smith (University of Cambridge), A Social History of Smuggling in North East England during the Eighteenth Century