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 I, unless otherwise stated, below.

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)


14 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)


16 December Fiscal-naval or fiscal-military? Reconsidering British state formation, 1660â1833

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)


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)