Centre for Port and Maritime History

Find out more about our events:


12 & 13 September 2019, CPMH Conference, Art and the Sea

22-23 March 2019, The British Commission for Maritime History New Researchers in Maritime History Conference

14 September 2018, Singapore 200 ESRC funded workshop.

13 September 2018, CPMH Conference, Labour and the Sea

CPMH Studies in Maritime History Series

Sailor Talk  - Purchase 'Sailor Talk' Here

Liverpool University Press book series, Studies in Maritime History. Series Editors, Prof Nick White and Prof Andrew Popp (CPMH Board Member)

Sailor Talk

Mike Stammers Memorial Lecture

2020 Lecture postponed to 2021 – date TBC, Dr David Jenkins (Honorary Research Fellow, National Museum of Wales) ‘The Bethesda Shipping Company and its Liverpool connections, 1877-98.’

8 May 2019, Rachel Mulhearn, ‘”Don’t think of emigrating!”: Liverpool and overseas migration during the First World War’.

13 June 2018, Prof. Nick White (LJMU), ‘Liverpool Shipping and the End of Empire’.

Seminars and talks

Online Seminar, 9 December 2020 at 5pm

Dr Simon Hill, ‘Why was Liverpool the leading whaling port on the west coast during the 18thCentury?

For details of how to join the online seminar, please contact Prof. N. J White at n.j.white@ljmu.ac.uk

26 February 2020, Dr Alston Kennerley (researcher and historian of the University of Plymouth), "Preparing for Sea”: Merseyside and Merchant Seafarer Training since the 18th Century.’

10 February 2020, Visit by MA Transport Planning and Management students from Lagos State University who attended a talk delivered by Patrick Toosey, former MD of Elder Dempster Lines hosted by CPMH at LJMU.

23 October 2019, Dr Eric Schneider (LSE & Pei Gao -NYU Shanghai),’ The health of boys on the Training Ship Indefatigable, 1865-1995.’

21 November 2018, Dr Edmund Chilaka (Lagos State University), The Impact of Apapa’s Traffic Gridlock on Global Maritime Trade and Nigeria’s Economy: The Case for Re-design and Renewal of the Port City’.


Sail Away, Merseyside Maritime Museum 16 April 2014 – 17 April 2016

Three Queens Celebration Event, Merseyside Maritime Museum 24-26 May 2015

On Sunday 24 May, three of LJMU’s CPMH members delivered a rolling programme of papers connected with the history of Cunard liners on advertising (White), interior design (Roberts) and fashion (Horrocks). This was followed on Monday 25 by an open session led by Horrocks, Roberts and White in which they fielded questions from the public.

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