Journal for Maritime Research

The Journal for Maritime Research (JMR) was inaugurated in 1999 as the first fully-online, peer-refereed journal in the field of historical maritime research. The JMR is published online and in print, twice-yearly.

The JMR focuses on historical enquiry at the intersections of maritime, British and global history, an increasingly dynamic area of research. It seeks to champion a wide spectrum of innovative research on the maritime past. While the Journal has a particular focus on the British experience, it aspires to position this within broad oceanic and international contexts, encouraging comparative perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches.

The journal publishes research essays and reviews around 15-20 new books each year across a broad spectrum of maritime history.

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Latest articles

Volume 16 (2)

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vol. 16 (2): 0-0
Introduction: Asian sailors in the age of empire
vol. 16 (2): 117-123
‘I never beheld a more piteous object’: abductions and the production of colonial knowledge in maritime Asia
vol. 16 (2): 124-138
Lost in translation? Maritime identity and identification in Asia under the VOC
vol. 16 (2): 139-152
Indian ghat sarangs as maritime labour recruiting intermediaries during the age of sail
vol. 16 (2): 153-166
‘Asiatic’ sailors and the East India Company: racialisation and labour practices, 1803–15
vol. 16 (2): 167-181
The last voyage of the Arabella: life and death aboard a British country ship
vol. 16 (2): 182-195
Lascars, the Thames Police Court and the Old Bailey: crime on the high seas and the London courts, 1852–8
vol. 16 (2): 196-211
‘Ghostlike’ seafarers and sailing ship nostalgia: the figure of the steamship lascar in the British imagination, c. 1880–1960
vol. 16 (2): 212-228
Shanghaied on the streets of Hoboken: Chinese exclusion and maritime regulation at Ellis Island
vol. 16 (2): 229-245
Lascars through the colonial lens: reconsidering visual sources of South Asian sailors from the twentieth century
vol. 16 (2): 246-263

Volume 16 (1)

Introduction: expertise and authority in the Royal Navy, 1800–1945
vol. 16 (1): 1-13
Ideology, authority and the politics of innovation in the Royal Dockyards, 1796–1807
vol. 16 (1): 15-27
Expertise and naval administration: Lord Mulgrave and the Victualling Board, 1807–10
vol. 16 (1): 29-41
More than just charts: hydrographic expertise within the Admiralty, 1795–1829
vol. 16 (1): 43-54
The Board of Longitude and the funding of scientific work: negotiating authority and expertise in the early nineteenth century
vol. 16 (1): 55-71
Naval architecture, expertise and navigating authority in the British Admiralty, c.1885–1906
vol. 16 (1): 73-88
Three cultures at the Admiralty, c.1800–1945: Naval Staff, the Secretariat and the arrival of scientists
vol. 16 (1): 89-102
Expertise and authority in the Royal Navy, 1800–1945
vol. 16 (1): 103-116

Volume 15 (2)

Editorial Board
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