BCMH New Researchers in Maritime History Conference
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    Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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This conference provides a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to present their work in a supportive environment and to build relations with other maritime historians.

The conference will feature presentations on research in maritime history from research degree students, the world of museums, and by independent scholars.


  • Conference keynote by Dr J D Davies, "Sail away from the safe harbour”: Myths, Audiences and Communication in Maritime History" 
  • Optional visit to the Naval Heritage Centre at Devonport Dockyard. Its fascinating collections are a neglected source for maritime researchers from the age of sail to the modern era
  • Optional conference dinner at The Ship Inn on Plymouth’s historic Barbican 


Four sets of panel papers organised around the following themes: 

  • Maritime culture
  • Modern navies
  • Age of sail 
  • Maritime technologies.

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