British Maritime History

Venue: Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House

Time: Tuesdays 17:15

Convenors: Aaron Jaffer and Lizelle de Jager

Autumn Term 2017
DateSeminar details
26 October
17:30
The Maritime Origins of Abolition: The Case of Benjamin Lay, Quaker and 'Common Sailor'
Marcus Rediker (University of Pittsburgh)
The Chancellor's Hall, First Floor

14 November
17:15
Curating the ‘Black Salt: Britain’s Black Sailors’ exhibition
Ian Murphy (National Museums Liverpool)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

12 December
17:15
The last object in the museum
Jack Avery (University of Bristol & The National Archives), Callum Easton (University of Cambridge), Katherine Gazzard (National Portrait Gallery & University of East Anglia), Erika Jones (University College London), Anna McKay (University of Leicester), Hannah Stockton (Queen Mary, University of London), Maya Wassell Smith (University of Cardiff), Julia Binter (University of Oxford)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

Spring Term 2018
DateSeminar details
23 January
17:15
On the Ocean: The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from Prehistory to AD 1500
Barry Cunliffe (University of Oxford)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

20 February
17:15
The forgotten boys of the sea: Marine Society merchant sea apprentices, 1772-1854
Caroline Withall (National Maritime Museum)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

Summer Term 2018
DateSeminar details
24 April
17:15
From sailors’ chests to sailors’ homes: Finnish seamen and domesticity in the early 20th century
Laika Nevalainen (European University Institute)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

22 May
17:15
‘Cannibals’, ‘Savages’ and pronouns: the strange world of British naval encounter in Australia and the Torres Strait, 1842-1850’
Daniel Simpson (Royal Holloway & The British Museum)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR

19 June
17:15
Constructing the seapower state: culture, identity and exceptionalism
Andrew Lambert (King’s College London)
IHR Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR