25th New Researcher in Maritime History Conference

Join us 22-23 March, 2019

The conference, run by the British Commission for Maritime History and sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research, will be held in Liverpool this year in association with the Centre for Port and Maritime History, Liverpool John Moores University, the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Liverpool Medical Institution. The Conference gives new researchers a unique opportunity to present their work in a constructive and supportive environment and build relations with other maritime historians. The conference is open to everyone with an interest in this subject.

During the afternoon of Friday 22 March, there will be opportunities for delegates to join guided tours of the galleries at the Merseyside Maritime Museums and International Slavery Museum

At 5:30, the Merseyside Maritime Museum will host a keynote lecture which is open to the public. This lecture will be delivered by Associate Professor and Reader Sheryllynne Haggerty, University of Nottingham, on Liverpool’s 18th century maritime connections, lecture entitled ‘Liverpool's Networks in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic: Typologies, Uses, and Abuses', This will be followed by the award of the annual Boydell & Brewer Prize for the best doctoral thesis in maritime history of and a reception for delegates.

On Saturday 23 March, Liverpool Medical Institution will host the Conference which will include papers from new researchers on a wide range of topics. The day will start at 9.00 and finish around 4.30.

Conference venue