Conference - Seas, Seamen and Shipping

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The Centre for Maritime Historical Studies at the University of Exeter is organizing a one day conference called Seas, Seamen and Shipping to be held on 4th June at the SS Great Britain (10am-5pm).

The Centre for Maritime Historical Studies was the first of its kind in a British university. It seeks to promote research into economic, social, political, naval and environmental aspects of the British maritime past from the earliest times to the present day, drawing also on European and international experience. ‘Seas, Seamen and Shipping’ will showcase the latest research from members and associates of the Centre.

This will be an opportunity not only to hear cutting edge research papers from the University of Exeter, but also to hear about the work of the Brunel Institute at the SS Great Britain, to see their recently opened library and research facilities and to admire the iconic SS Great Britain.

Papers include:

  • Dr Laura Rowe: ‘Lionel Yexley and the Lower Deck Reform Movement, 1900-1918
  • Dr Duncan Redford: ‘The Royal Navy and British National Identity after 1945’
  • Dr Roger Morris: ‘The British State and Maritime Ascendency, 1750-1820’
  • Dr Maria Fusaro: ‘Public Service and Private Trade, English Sailors in the Seventeenth Century Mediterranean’
  • Dr Helen Doe: ‘Women Shipbuilders of the West Country in the Nineteenth Century’
  • Dr Alston Kennerly: ‘Home, the Shore, and the Merchant Seafarer: Abs 1895-1970’
Keynote Speaker: Dr Mike Duffy: ‘The great naval arms race of the second half of the eighteenth century’
The costs is £30 to include refreshments and lunch. Further details can be found on their website or by contacting Dr Laura Rowe ( for any other queries.

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