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.

2020 Undergraduate Prize Winners


Ewan McCall (University of St Andrews), The Nabobs of Fife: the Public and Private Lives of the Bruce-Beck Network of Bombay in the late 1780s

Kieran Noble (University of Edinburgh), A Political and Economic Retreat? An Account of the Struggles of British Steamship Companies, on the Upper Yangzi River, from 1920 to 1934

Alexander Pindar (University of Leeds), ‘Nelson would turn in his grave’: A Reassessment of the British Admiralty’s Attitudes and Impact upon the British Submarine’s Development, between 1900-1914

Amy Stokes (University of Plymouth), Minds Lost at Sea: a Study of Mental Illness at Haslar Naval Asylum, 1832-35

Thomas Underwood (University of Portsmouth), Provincial Anarchy: the Limits of State Authority in the Governance of Hampshire’s Piratical Coastal Communities, 1558-1603

Corey Watson (University of Plymouth), Life on the ‘Coffin Squadron’. A Study of the HMS Sybille and the HMS Black Joke of the Royal Navy’s Slavery Suppression Squadron, 1827-30