History seminars at the IHR

British Maritime History

Convenors: Dr James Davey, Dr Margarette Lincoln, Dr Joshua Newton, Dr Nigel Rigby

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Lizelle de Jager: ldejager@rmg.co.uk

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

Time: Tuesday, 5.15pm

Full abstracts of these sessions are available here.

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
7 October Matthew Flinders: the man behind the map of Australia

Gillian Dooley (Flinders University, Adelaide)


21 October The Sea Officers: gentility and professionalism in the Royal Navy, 1775-1815

Evan Wilson (University of Oxford)


4 November The British West African settlements and 18th-century imperial warfare

Joshua Newton (University of Cambridge and St Paul’s Girls School)


18 November Ruling the waves: King Alfred as naval hero in England and America, 1740-1800

Oliver Cox (University of Oxford)

Please note:  this session takes place in Room G21a, in the South Block of Senate House, on the ground floor


2 December International maritime employment and national policies: a view from the early modern Mediterranean

Maria Fusaro (University of Exeter)

 Venue: Gordon Room G34, Ground floor, Senate House, South block


16 December Fiscal-naval or fiscal-military? Reconsidering British state formation, 1660-1833

Aaron Graham (University of Oxford)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
13 January 'I am the Captain now!': reconstructing the lives of lascars on board British sailing vessels

Aaron Jaffer (University of Warwick and the River and Rowing Museum)

Venue: Athlone Room 102, 1st floor, South block, Senate House


27 January 'Captain Cook, Pyrotechnist'

Simon Werrett (University College London)


10 February Learning to lead: the Admiralty and Pacific exploration in the long 18th century

Katherine Parker (University of Pittsburgh)


24 February Innovative bureaucracies: medicine in the French and British navies

Erica Charters (University of Oxford)


10 March The Provincial Marine clears the decks: Britain's forgotten colonial navy preparing for war, 1792-1812

Ian Stafford (independent historian)


24 March 'Piratical States': British imperialism in the Indian Ocean world

Simon Layton (University of Cambridge)


Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
7 April War captivity in the 18th-century: Britain and France

Renaud Morieux (University of Cambridge)