Maritime History and Culture Seminar Series 2015-16

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Date / time: 13 October - 8 December, 5:15 pm

Wolfson Room, Institute of Historical Research

Maritime History and Culture Seminar Series 2015-16

The annual series of seminars, convened by the National Maritime Museum and held at the Institute of Historical Research, aims to disseminate new research in maritime history and culture.

Autumn Term 2015

13 October
Sociability by the seaside: Margate before the railways
Harriet Guest, University of York

27 October
Keeping it in the family: rethinking histories of Polar exploration
Claire Warrior, Royal Museums Greenwich and the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

10 November
Material memories of travel: the albums of a Victorian Naval surgeon
Felix Driver, Royal Holloway, University of London

24 November
Drawing and Photography in the History of Astronomy
Omar W. Nasim, University of Kent

8 December
The first 2897 UK steamships….and it is only 1850
Peter Solar, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles

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Convenors: Katy Barrett, James Davey, Louise Devoy, Lizelle de Jager and Nigel Rigby

All seminars begin at 17.15 at the Institute of Historical Research in Wolfson Room I. Each paper lasts approximately 45 minutes, followed by 15–30 minutes of questions. There is no charge for these seminars and no need to book.