History seminars at the IHR

British Maritime History

Convenors: Dr James Davey, Dr Nigel Rigby, Louise Devoy, Katy Barrett

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.

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
19 January The Port of Colombo and the visual politics of New Imperialism, c. 1870-1914

Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge)


2 February Art for Art's Sake? Commemorating the War at Sea, 1914-45

Christine Riding (Royal Museums Greenwich)


16 February A most active, enterprising officer: Captain John Perkins, the Royal Navy and the boundaries of slavery and liberty in the Caribbean

Douglas Hamilton (University of Winchester)


1 March Ships, Plants, People: Joseph Banks and the circulation of the Natural World, 1780-1820

Jordan Goodman (University College London)


15 March Civility at sea: from murmuring to mutiny

Bruce Buchan (Griffith University, Australia)


Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
26 April The Great Mars Boom of 1892: international telegraphy and the making of the Martian canals

Josh Nall (Whipple Museum of the History of Science, University of Cambridge)


10 May The Royal Naval Reserve in rural Scotland and Wales, c. 1900-39

Ben Thomas (Alan Pearsall Fellow, Institute of Historical Research)


24 May A global history of penal colonies

Clare Anderson (University of Leicester)


7 June Scurvy and the Irish in early Australia

Jonathan Lamb (Vanderbilt University2)


21 June Curating an ocean of things: the challenge of public object-centred histories of the Indian Ocean

J.D. Hill and Sarah Longair (British Museum)